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:





A nice cap to all those heartfelt messages:



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



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.