The former Xbox One exclusive game Scalebound was canceled back in 2017, three years ago. If the opportunity were to arise that Platinum Games could work on the title again they would love to work on the game again.
PlatinumGames recently announced a “capital alliance” with Tencent in order to receive funding for new projects. It wants to develop and self-publish its IPs across multiple platforms in the years to come. As we see recently with their Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101: Remastered.
With these new goals that Platinum Games have in mind, in a recent interview with Eurogamer Portugal, the Scalebound IP came into question.
Studio head Atsushi Inaba said that the team would love to work on Scalebound again, but the IP is owned by Microsoft so there isn’t really much that can be done at this point and time.
“Again, it’s a good question! But this was an intellectual property that belongs 100% to Microsoft,” Inaba told Eurogamer Portugal after being asked about the possibility of resurrecting Scalebound.”
“Whatever happens with this project, we can’t really do anything with it unless Microsoft leaves us. But it’s a game that we fall in love with and love. If the opportunity arises, it’s something we would love to return to.”
Scalebound was originally set for a 2016 release then got delayed to 2017 before being canceled January 2017. Hopefully, Microsoft will allow Platinum Games to work on the IP because it was very promising.
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