Xbox One Exclusive Scalebound “Looks Great;” Microsoft Studios Head Visits Platinum Games To Play it

After the surprise unveiling at E3, Microsoft and Platinum Games have gone dark on the upcoming Xbox Exclusive Scalebound. So dark that Hideki Kamiya himself said that he can’t say more or Microsoft will throw him off the Space Needle.

Yet Microsoft Partner Studios Head Mike Ybarra just walked the halls ao Platinum Games to play the game.

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XiNarutoUzumaki1275d ago

It does actually look like it is going to be a big title for the Xbox One. Can't wait to see more.

XiSasukeUchiha1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

Same here Naruto, I'm really interested how this plays out!

mrpsychoticstalker1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

So the two of you are the same person.

@insomnia_84 below

The PS3 was also Far from perfect

Lack of upscaling: Simply put, if your HDTV does 1080i but not 720p, then expect to play your games in 480p, as the PS3 will not upscale the graphics to 1080i. Bummer.
Overheating: a lot of retailers are reporting test boxes overheating. We'll chalk this up to the semi-airtight plastic enclosure until more users get to use the console in the open.
Backwards-compatibility: Several PSOne/PS2 games don't work correctly with the PS3 yet; this should be remedied with upcoming System Updates.

Not to talk about the price. That was outrageous..... Luckily they learnt the lesson...

bicfitness1275d ago

What else would he say: "it looks terrible"?

And lol at this being big. I think the console warriors want it to be big, that doesn't meant that it will be. Nothing from Platinum has ever been big, except for MGSR, and that's because it had the Metal Gear IP associated with it.

XiNarutoUzumaki1275d ago

I'd rather remain optimistic. I got a great vibe from the E3 trailers. And, Platinum Games make great games with Rich gameplay.

christocolus1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )


“And lol at this being big. I think the console warriors
want it to be big, that doesn't meant that it will be.
Nothing from Platinum has ever been big”

Lol.. Why you hating bro? Naughty dog, bungie, rockstar all started out small now see where they are. ND jumped from Jax to Uc to tlou&Who would believe the creators of oni on ps2 would later create Halo or did you think the creators of omikron on dc would later create a game as big as heavy rain? You haven't seen this game,you have no idea what it is about or how it will turn out and besides the higher the budget the bigger the game is likely to be. So stop downplaying this.

“What else would he say: "it looks terrible"?”

Platinum is a highly acclaimed dev. They are so good even hideo wants them to make a sequel to mgsr&nintendo is patnering with them.(Vanquish, bayonetta,mgsr,viewtiful joe)Haven't seen any game they've made that plays or looks bad and its most likely that this game looks and plays great... would you prefer he lied about it? Ms is funding the title&its using UE4 too,so most likely it looks awesome and is going to be big.

Julion07151275d ago

I think you ps ninjas jus hate on anything x1. Why come here with negativity?

strangeaeon1275d ago

Did you know that being hateful and negative can lead to cancer? The more you know...

Ihatetrolls761275d ago

Keep trolling and downplaying sonypony

Dontworrybhappy1275d ago

Stop wanting games to fail. Just makes you look pathetic.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1274d ago

I disagree on whether this will be big or not because there really is no way to know. It could easily blow up into something amazing.

That being said, this doesn't seem news worthy. The head of MS studios wouldn't say anything but positive about.

It would be like Shu saying Lair was a great game, he would obviously say that despite lair having the worst controls ever.

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telekineticmantis1275d ago

Yeah, it does seem reqlly interesting to have Dragon fighting along side you. Maybe they can accomplish what Lair failed to accomplish initially.

dirkdady1274d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

The dragon doesn't fight alongside you in Lair you are riding it and don't think there was much expectation of the game. Lets face it, it was a rushed launch title.

What's even more of a let down was Crimson Dragon for Xbox One. After working on it for years on the Xbox 360 before porting it to X1. If you want to talk about a let down what a disappointment of a game that was, after looking forward to the spiritual successor to Panzar with the same director I couldn't believe how they ruined the game.

telekineticmantis1274d ago

I dont think you know what youre talking about, Lair was highly anticipated from it‘s first trailer, the game looked epic, before it launched and was epic after launch, just a poor control scheme. Factor 5 was working on the concept of that game before PS3 360 was even a whisper. YouTube cant explain everything about a game, I watched those e3's.

Crimson dragon wasalmost completely on rails, so scalebound has a good opportunity, to get ground and air right, even though Lair was better with patches, and the ground combat was the best in the genre(unless you really like Drakengard 3).

Clown_Syndr0me1274d ago


Lair was massively hyped. It was meant to be amazing..

lelo1275d ago

I like Platinum Games. I expect this to be good.

thecowsaysmoo1275d ago

ok, why are you always the first one to comment?

TruthInsider 1274d ago

Wow! Microsoft saying a game on Xbox looks great.
Just like 792p 30-60fps with massive screen tearing Titanfall, you know, that game that would revolutionise the fps genre?
You do! That game that would turn Xbones sales figures around and people would be playing for years.
The one that PS4 owners would be so jealous of, the one which would get a resolution boost to 900p soon after launch?

Yes that's right, TitanicFail with no one online.

So, tell us more sbout these great games Microsoft...

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MrSwankSinatra1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

This is the only game that has me me interested in getting an Xbox One besides Dead Rising 3.

Spurg1275d ago

Not interested in Quantum Break???

Dewitt1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

Or Ori and the Blind Forest...?

Septic1274d ago

^^And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how it's done. +bubs for all!

gameon19851274d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

or Fable legends? See how the Xbox one exclusive list just goes on and on?

darren_poolies1274d ago


I'm sorry but Fable Legends look terrible.

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True_Samurai1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

Beated DR3 couple of days ago. I leaned and back a took a deep breath and said "Damn that was a good game"

Brim1275d ago

amazing game but you know people on this site will only talk about the frame rate ...

BX811275d ago

My first DR game that I've beat. Fun game

kewlkat0071275d ago

If I had a dollar for every time I saw a post stating "This is the only game that has me me interested in getting an Xbox One"..I'd be rich.

There is always just only "1" game...

CaptainObvious8781275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

If I had a dollar for every time I saw a post stating "PS4 has no games! hur dur!" I'd be rich too.

XStation1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

Or A new Rare game, or possibly a Rare reboot?

D3ATH_DRIV3R_7771275d ago

Does any those games these ppl named interest you? Ò_ó

MeliMel1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

Or Halo Nightfall?

What about KI season 2?

MrSwankSinatra1275d ago

I clearly said Dead Rising 3 & Scalebound so stop naming off games i don't care about.

SideNote1274d ago

Or Crimson Dragon. (C'mon, this game is good)

kingdom181274d ago

I'm really only inserted in this, Phantom Dust, and yes DR3. The only thing holding me back from getting an Xbox One is that I have no faith in MS to keep releasing titles like these farther into its life cycle. (And I have no interest in their Flagship titles)

gameon19851274d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

or Project spark

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Sheikh Yerbouti1274d ago

For me, these may be the games that finally forces me to go green. Sunset Overload, Quantum Break and now Scalebound!

Mostly interested in Scalebound!

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rmw2hot871275d ago

Hopefully platinum games will show some gameplay at the Tokyo game show in September.

christocolus1275d ago

I really want to see this game in motion. Kamiya makes really cool games this might be the first game where he is including dragons and I'm a fan of games with dragons.. Will like to see how he combines his action style gameplay style with dragons. This one will be unique.

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Eonjay1275d ago

Considering that the only thing we have seen is CGI, it would be nice to see the game play as well. Gamescom perhaps?

SonyNGP1275d ago

TGS is more fitting IMO.

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