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It seems like it’s been a while since Platinum and Microsoft announced their Xbox One exclusive, Scalebound. It debuted at E3 in 2014, so next summer will mark a decade since then. If you want to refresh your memory, look at the announcement trailer here. We also have footage from Gamescom 2015, which includes gameplay that can be seen here. Then, in 2017, the project was officially canceled, and Hideki Kamiya, the director of Platinum Games, spoke to IGN and apologized for the development of the game. He wanted to open up and shed some light on the reasons why the game was ultimately canceled. This was a story that disappointed many who had been looking forward to this unique game.

That interview came about because they wanted, according to IGN, a “high-end, photorealistic game.” They also stated that “Platinum Games had to improve its graphical abilities as the next step in modern game creation.” Kamiya said the following

I’m sorry to the players who looked forward to it, and moreover, I’m sorry to Microsoft, who had placed their trust in us as a business partner. I want to apologize both as a creator and as a member of Platinum Games.

2XP Talks With Jez Corden About Scalebound

Some aspects of Scalebound, according to one of their former developers made it into Bayonetta 3. At the start of last year, we told you that Platinum Games wanted another shot. So what relevance is this today? Let’s read on and find out.

The Chance We Could See Scalebound Return

It seems Dualshockers are one of the few sites publishing this story, so let’s see what is being said. According to Shpeshal_Nick of the Xbox Era, Platinum Games has begun talking with Microsoft and working to bring this title back. His source says it’s still in the early stages and that they don’t know the extent of the revival. It does mean the game may not be as dead as many believe. Consequently, this doesn’t guarantee a return for the troubled RPG, so take the news lightly until an official announcement. Going off the premise, the talks are positive, and the project resumes development.

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