Platinum Studios has been one of the biggest third party developers in recent years. It was the company behind Metal Gear Rising: ReVengeance, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2, Wonderful 101, and more. Yet, arguably its biggest title was one called Scalebound, a massive Dragon RPG. However, according to Microsoft, the game has been cancelled.
This will come as a surprise to some, as the game was shown off many times over the last year or so, even having a big presence at E3 2016, where a major dragon battle was shown off by Platinum Games themselves. However, apparently not long after that, things started to unravel, the game was delayed multiple times, and it appears that Microsoft just wanted to end it while they were still ahead.
For Microsoft, they just lost a big, and hyped, AAA title. Also though, this means that Microsoft and Xbox One has no major titles from any Japanese developer in their lineup. Yes, they still have a wave of titles coming, but none of them are single player experiences like Scalebound was.
For Platinum Games, this is definitely a low point for them. Their collaboration with Nintendo on Star Fox Zero was met with mixed feelings, and now that Scalebound is more-or-less finished, it’s a hard time for them to be sure. However, they do have Nier: Automata coming out, and early impressions of that game are very good, as it embodies exactly what Platinum Games is all about.
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