Platinum Games Comments on Scalebound’s Cancellation

Platinum Games, the developer behind the recently cancelled Scalebound, has broken its silence.

Scalebound was a collaboration between developer Platinum Games and console manufacturer Microsoft. Microsoft would publish and fund the game, and Platinum would develop it. The game had been in development for many years when, on January 9, Microsoft pulled the plug. Xbox Head Phil Spencer has already offered his comments on the matter, and now the developer has finally opened up.

Kenichi Sato, President and CEO of Platinum Games, took to Platinum’s official website to deliver his apologies. While he is very disappointed that this happened, he is looking towards future work on other high-quality titles. Specifically, Sato mentions NieR: Automata, which launches this March.

“We’re sorry to say that on January 9, 2017, Microsoft Studios announced the cancellation of Scalebound. We are very disappointed things ended up this way, especially since we know many of our fans were looking forward to this game as much as we were.

“Going forward, we will strive to continue delivering high-quality games to you, starting with NieR:Automata in March, and including products like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER in the future.

“We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support!”

Hopefully we’ll see some more Platinum Games projects in the near future. NieR: Automata, their next big release, hits PS4 March 7. A PC release will come later this year.