After four years of development work, Microsoft Studios has announced that Scalebound has been cancelled. The game was being developed by Platinum Games and was set to be an action RPG with 4-player co-op, where players formed bonds with gigantic, customizable dragons.
"After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound. We're working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves and other great experiences," said Microsoft.
Following the announcement, Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer commented on Twitter that it was a difficult decision, but one that is better for Xbox players. "Difficult decision, we believe result is better for Xbox gamers, still disappointing. Im confident in 2017 lineup thats our focus," said Spencer.
Scalebound was announced back at E3 2014 as an Xbox One exclusive. The game was set to release in 2016, but in January last year Platinum Games announced that the game had been delayed to 2017 in order to deliver an experience that would fulfill Platinum Games' ambitious vision and live up to everyone's expectations. A PC release was announced at E3 2016, but since then, new details and information on the game became scarce. Unfortunatelly, this promising title will never see the light of day.