Scalebound was once one of Xbox’s major exclusives set to be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in 2017, but Monday brought the bad news that the game had been cancelled. We’ve already heard people like Xbox’s Phil Spencer weigh in on the cancellation, but now the game’s director Hideki Kamiya has commented on this disappointing news.
PlatinumGames has brought us numerous classics like the two Bayonetta games and The Wonderful 101, all three of which were either directed or supervised by co-founder Hideki Kamiya. He has garnered quite a following dating back to his work on the Resident Evil franchise, Viewtiful Joe games, and Okami during his time at Capcom, so when he helped to co-found PlatinumGames, there was no question of the quality of the games he was involved with.
Scalebound as a result had people very excited since it was officially announced, even if the game’s most recent E3 showing had people worried. The cancellation of the game was definitely a bummer and the ever prolific Twitter user Kamiya used the social medium platform to post a message about the sad news through a series of tweets.
“As you may have already heard, Scalebound has unfortunately been canceled. I’m very sorry to everyone who was looking forward to this game.”
“Sorry to bring you such bad news at the start of the year. All I can do for you is to promise to keep delivering fun games.”
“I’ll work extra hard to never have to let you down like this again, so I hope you will keep watching over us in the future too.”
He also addressed a rumor that was evidently going around that he was taking time off due to his mental health by denying it. This is definitely good news to hear, and we hope to see where Kamiya will go from here now that Scalebound is no more.