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With very little fanfare, Microsoft officially cancelled dragon-based RPG Scalebound earlier this week. The initial statement from Microsoft was only a few sentences long. Now, though, PlatinumGames—and former Scalebound director Hideki Kamiya—have shared a few more thoughts on the issue.

Kamiya was apologetic, telling fans he was sorry to have disappointed them on Twitter.

“As you may have already heard, Scalebound has unfortunately been cancelled,” he wrote in a series of Tweets. “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 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.”

PlatinumGames president Kenichi Sato also expressed disappointment in the cancellation in an official press release, though he did go on to highlight the company’s future in terms of its upcoming projects.

“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,” the release reads. “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.”

Microsoft, meanwhile, has been removing all footage of the game from its social media channels, as if to erase the game entirely. Footage can still be found from PlatinumGames, however.

“We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support,” Platinum’s press release concludes.

Source: Platinum Games

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PlatinumGames and Hideki Kamiya respond to Scalebound cancellation

The creators of Scalebound have a bit more to say about their game's cancellation than Microsoft did.

By Emma Schaefer | 01/11/2017 01:30 PM PT | Updated 01/11/2017 02:11 PM PT

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With very little fanfare, Microsoft officially cancelled dragon-based RPG Scalebound earlier this week. The initial statement from Microsoft was only a few sentences long. Now, though, PlatinumGames—and former Scalebound director Hideki Kamiya—have shared a few more thoughts on the issue.

Kamiya was apologetic, telling fans he was sorry to have disappointed them on Twitter.

“As you may have already heard, Scalebound has unfortunately been cancelled,” he wrote in a series of Tweets. “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 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.”

PlatinumGames president Kenichi Sato also expressed disappointment in the cancellation in an official press release, though he did go on to highlight the company’s future in terms of its upcoming projects.

“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,” the release reads. “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.”

Microsoft, meanwhile, has been removing all footage of the game from its social media channels, as if to erase the game entirely. Footage can still be found from PlatinumGames, however.

“We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support,” Platinum’s press release concludes.

Source: Platinum Games

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM