Fans were left broken hearted after Microsoft Studios announced the cancelation of Scalebound. After Microsoft confirmed it, developer Platinum Games gave a statement about the termination. Meanwhile, game director Hideki Kamiya also had something to say for the game’s fans.
Scalebound Developer’s Message
Today, Platinum officially acknowledged the cancellation through a blog post. The message came from Platinum’s President and CEO Kenichi Sato. The company expressed their apology for the game’s termination.
“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,” the message says on Platinum Game’s official blog. They also vowed to continue working hard in making new games.
Apart from that, they promised to continue delivering high-quality games. This includes the release of Nitomata in March. In the future, they will also be releasing other products like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER.
Game Director Apologizes On Twitter
On the other hand, game director Hideki Kamiya took to Twitter to apologize about what happened to Scalebound. Kamiya posted a series of tweets. His tweet is directed to preemptive enthusiasts of the game.
After apologizing to fans who were anticipaing the game’s release, he promised to continue delivering fun games. He also said that he will work harder. His posts received many re-tweets and warm wishes. Kamiya was even surprised with the response because he expected “savage messages” but received “warm messages” instead.
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
According to IGN, Kamiya also debunked rumors that he has taken time off. Rumors indicate that he is struggling from mental health issues. This was even considered one of the reasons why the action adventure game was cancelled.
The game’s teaser trailer was released during the E3 2014. Many were excited that the players will combat giant dragons and other monsters. But since the game was scrapped, fans would have to wait for future games similar to that.