Platinum and Hideki Kamiya Comment on “Scalebound” Cancellation
Platinum And Hideki Kamiya Comment On “Scalebound” Cancellation

Were you surprised to read about the cancellation of Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya's Xbox One and PC-exclusive game Scalebound? It was no doubt a colossal disappointment for all involved, and both the director and the developer recently broke their silence on the matter.

First up, comments from outspoken Twitterer Kamiya:

As you may have already heard, Scalebound has unfortunately been canceled. I'm very sorry to everyone who was looking forward to this game.

— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2017

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.

— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2017

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.

— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2017

A nice cap to all those heartfelt messages:

And…I took time off for my mental health? …Me!?
No way.

— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2017

Here's the official statement from the Platinum Games website:

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

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS, every week at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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