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PlatinumGames Producer Leaves After Almost Ten Years to ‘Embrace New Challenges’

One of the producers of PlatinumGames’ now cancelled Scalebound departs from the developer in pursuit of new opportunities. “Platinum maintains its luster forever.” …Read More The post PlatinumGames Producer Leaves After Almost Ten Years to ‘Embrace New Challenges’ by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.

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PlatinumGames Release Depressing Statement; Says “Very Disappointed” About Scalebound Cancellation

PlatinumGames Release Statement Regarding Scalebound Cancellation  A couple of days ago we told you that Xbox exclusive Scalebound was cancelled. Following the announcement by Microsoft Game Studios of the cancellation of Scalebound for Xbox One and PC, PlatinumGames published an official statement today by President and CEO Kenichi Sato. The statement expresses disappointment about the game getting axed, but promises to continue delivering high-quality games starting with the upcoming NieR: Automata and following with Granblue Fantasy Project RE:Link and Lost Order. The statement says: “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! President and CEO Kenichi Sato” The cancellation of Scalebound is certainly sad news for many and is certainly a big hit for Xbox. The…

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Platinum Games: “We Will Strive to Continue Delivering High-Quality Games to You”

Earlier this week, Microsoft officially cancelled Scalebound, Platinum Games’s Xbox One and PC title. According to Eurogamer sources, the pressure of Scalebound’s heavy workload forced several senior members to take a month off. When they returned, production was behind schedule, and issues continued to surround the game’s engine and missed deadlines, so the decision was made to cancel it. In Platinum’s first statement since the cancellation of Scalebound, President and CEO Kenichi Sato said they’ll strive to continue delivering high-quality games, beginning with NieR: Automata for PlayStation 4 in 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 [both only confirmed for Japan so far] in the future. We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support! Scalebound was directed by Hideki Kamiya, who also worked on Bayonetta, Viewtiful Joe, Resident Evil 2, and Devil May Cry. READ FULL STORY…

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PlatinumGames “Very Disappointed” about Scalebound’s Cancellation; Releases Official Statement

Following the announcement by Microsoft Game Studios of the cancellation of Scalebound for Xbox One and PC, PlatinumGames published an official statement today by President and CEO Kenichi Sato. …Read More The post PlatinumGames “Very Disappointed” about Scalebound’s Cancellation; Releases Official Statement by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Xbox Head Phil Spencer Comments on Scalebound’s Cancellation: “A Difficult Decision”

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Scalebound’s Cancellation Is a Loss for All of Us: Please Forget Your Console War at Least for Today

Today is a sad day for gaming. Microsoft has officially announced the cancellation of Scalebound, a triple-A action RPG directed by PlatinumGames’ Hideki Kamiya as a collaboration between the prolific Kyoto-based developer and Microsoft Game Studios. …Read More The post Scalebound’s Cancellation Is a Loss for All of Us: Please Forget Your Console War at Least for Today by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Xbox Exclusive Scalebound Officially Cancelled by Microsoft

2017 is barely two weeks old, but we have our first tragic celebrity death of the year… sort of. Microsoft has announced that it has canceled Scalebound. Rumors about Scalebound’s cancellation began making the rounds early last week among some independent gaming sites and YouTube channels. Earlier today, reputable sources such as Kotaku, Eurogamer, and IGN began to report on this rumors, thus giving it an air of legitimacy. It wasn’t long before Microsoft made the news official. “After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound,” read a press statement from the Redmond-based tech giant. Announced during E3 2014, Scalebound was being developed by Hideki Kamiya and Platinum Games as an Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive title. It was set to be an ambitious action RPG where players could control both a human protagonist and his giant, fire-breathing dragon companion. Given its pedigree, Scalebound made it to the top of many site’s “most anticipated” games lists (including ours… twice!). [embedded content] According to Eurogamer, relations between Platinum Games and Microsoft “dramatically soured” since Scalebound was last seen during Gamescom 2016. Last Fall, senior members of READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

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Report: Xbox One Exclusive Game, Scalebound, Officially Cancelled

Fans Left to Speculate over the Future of Scalebound and Platinum Games We are getting consistent reports that work on Xbox’s AAA title, Scalebound, is “concluded” as of late 2016. Hitherto, developer Platinum Games and Microsoft have parted ways. And everything thus far points to cancellation as a result of friction between the two. Now we are left to wonder what this means moving forward. As recently as Gamescom 2016, Xbox released footage showcasing Scalebound’s polished gameplay. Before that, Xbox fans were treated to a reveal trailer introducing us to the magic-wielding protagonist and his dragon companion. Both were revealed playable, human via third-person perspective and dragon via first. Transitioning sequences from human to dragon, big boss battles(Platinum’s biggest), and four-player coop made Scalebound new and enticing. With a brand-new take on RPG and narrative, it’s safe to say we were excited to see how Platinum Games’ ambitious title would unravel. Furthermore, it was one of few Xbox AAA titles slated for 2017, following a delay to its 2016 release. But it seems the delays were from a heavy workload. Devs at Platinum Games, including director Hideki Kamiya, were given breaks just to get their heads straight. However, Scalebound  retained its place behind schedule, to Microsoft’s detriment. And since Gamescom,…

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PlatinumGames’ Scalebound Canceled “After Careful Deliberation” by Microsoft Studios

Action RPG Scalebound was supposed to be a dream collaboration between Hideki Kamiya’s PlatinumGames and Microsoft Game Studios, but It won’t see the light. …Read More The post PlatinumGames’ Scalebound Canceled “After Careful Deliberation” by Microsoft Studios by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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PlatinumGames’ Scalebound Canceled “After Careful Deliberation” by Microsoft Studios

Action RPG Scalebound was supposed to be a dream collaboration between Hideki Kamiya’s PlatinumGames and Microsoft Game Studios, but It won’t see the light. …Read More The post PlatinumGames’ Scalebound Canceled “After Careful Deliberation” by Microsoft Studios by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Rumors Swirl That Scalebound Is In Trouble

Scalebound, the much-hyped Platinum-developed action game that was previously scheduled for Xbox One and PC, is in trouble and may be cancelled, according to several sources. Advertisement We expect the official announcement shortly. When reached by Kotaku today, Microsoft sent over a brief statement: “We’ll have more to share on ‘Scalebound’ soon.” From what we hear, Scalebound, an ambitious game directed by iconic Twitter blocker and Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya, had been in development hell for a long time. Microsoft first announced the game nearly three years ago, during the Xbox press conference at E3 2014. It rose to the top of dozens of “Most Anticipated Games” lists but was delayed several times. Advertisement We hadn’t heard or seen anything of Scalebound in recent months, and it was curiously missing from an Xbox Wire post last week that talked about the future of Xbox One. Microsoft has also removed the official Scalebound page from the Xbox website. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!