'Scalebound' Developer Platinum Games Issues Apology For Cancellation, Game Director Hideki Kamiya Tweets His Apology

By Michael Augustin , Updated Jan 12, 2017 09:01 AM EST
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Platinum Games president and CEO Kenichi Sato issues a formal apology regarding the recent cancellation of "Scalebound."
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Recent news have revealed the official cancellation of "Scalebound," an action RPG game being developed by Platinum Games and helmed by Hideki Kamiya. The game's publisher Microsoft Studios made the decision to stop the production of the title. They issued a statement claiming that the company is still working on other titles for their 2017 release dates, but did not elaborate further on why they have cancelled the game.

Kenichi Sato, Platinum Games president and CEO, reportedly issued a statement, according to Kotaku. He expressed their company's disappointment regarding Microsoft's decision to cancel the game. "We are very disappointed things ended up this way," said Sato. Additionally, the company also felt sorry for their fans who were also anticipating the title.

Scalebound developer Platinum Games also assures fans that they are doing their best to ship top-quality games like the upcoming "Nier: Automata," which is another action RPG game to be published by Square Enix. "Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link" scheduled for a 2018 release for the PS4 and "Lost Order" an RPG for Android and iOS smartphones. They also committed to work hard to meet consumer's expectations and asked for their continued support.

Hideki Kamiya, the game's director, even took to Twitter to express his apologies to fans. In an article by Siliconera, he said sorry to fans for delivering upsetting news at the beginning of the year. He promised to continue making "fun games" and also swore to "work extra hard" in order to not disappoint fans in the future.

"Scalebound" was supposed to be an exclusive game for the Xbox One and PC. It features an action combat system and a dragon companion that helps during battle. The E3 2016 trailer also shows a speculated multiplayer mode where other players can join in to fight against bosses. The game featured over-the-top action sequences, which Hideki Kamiya of Platinum Games is known for.

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