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Microsoft has extended the trademark on Scalebound, according to an update for on Justia Trademarks.

Back in January, Microsoft unceremoniously shut down production of the dragon-friendly co-operative RPG, which was being developed by PlatinumGames. Microsoft then proceeded to remove all available evidence of the ill-fated game’s existence, and PlatinumGames went on to release Nier: Automata (which we quite enjoyed) with publisher SquareEnix a few months later.

While there are rumors that production on Scalebound has resumed (via SomosXbox) with a different developer, Microsoft hasn’t issued an official comment on the matter. Meanwhile, PlatinumGames has removed any mention of the game from their website.

Microsoft has a recent history of retaining the trademark rights to cancelled games. Remember Fable Legends? While that game was cancelled and Lionhead Studios was closed, Microsoft still retains the Fable trademark and hasn’t given us any word on whether we’re going to see another game in the series—not even that gritty Fable 4 that Lionhead actually wanted to make.

In other words, don’t get too excited about romping around with a friendly dragon anytime soon.

Source: PC Gamer

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Scalebound trademark renewal sparks rumors it’s no longer cancelled

Is there any merit to the speculation Scalebound is coming back to life?

By Michael Goroff | 05/18/2017 03:30 PM PT

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Microsoft has extended the trademark on Scalebound, according to an update for on Justia Trademarks.

Back in January, Microsoft unceremoniously shut down production of the dragon-friendly co-operative RPG, which was being developed by PlatinumGames. Microsoft then proceeded to remove all available evidence of the ill-fated game’s existence, and PlatinumGames went on to release Nier: Automata (which we quite enjoyed) with publisher SquareEnix a few months later.

While there are rumors that production on Scalebound has resumed (via SomosXbox) with a different developer, Microsoft hasn’t issued an official comment on the matter. Meanwhile, PlatinumGames has removed any mention of the game from their website.

Microsoft has a recent history of retaining the trademark rights to cancelled games. Remember Fable Legends? While that game was cancelled and Lionhead Studios was closed, Microsoft still retains the Fable trademark and hasn’t given us any word on whether we’re going to see another game in the series—not even that gritty Fable 4 that Lionhead actually wanted to make.

In other words, don’t get too excited about romping around with a friendly dragon anytime soon.

Source: PC Gamer

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About Michael Goroff

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Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.