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What Scalebound's Cancellation Means for Xbox One - The Lobby

The crew discusses the implications of Scalebound's cancellation and what it means for Microsoft and the Xbox One.

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Overload9d ago (Edited 9d ago )

They mention this in the video, which I completely forgot about.

"Xbox Boss Explains Scalebound Was Delayed Because Console Line Up Was Too Dense"
https://www.bleedingcool.co...

Wow. Looking at their line-up they strategically gave it time to breath to become great.

He is another tweet from Greenburg
https://twitter.com/aarongr...

again, referencing the line-up is already full.

Herbalistic9d ago

Microsoft lied/pretended Scalebound was on track even though they knew it wouldn't see the light of day

darthv729d ago

You mean they used PR to try and keep customers interested while the developers were taking their time on the project instead of focusing on getting it done???

So... is it MS fault the game wasn't progressing or PG (you know, since they were the ones doing the work)? MS gave them time and what did PG give them?

A fancy demo, excuse me... an expensive fancy demo.

nix8d ago

they waited until the holiday season got over. people who were interested have picked up a console for that game.

Septic9d ago (Edited 9d ago )

Where's this quote stating he said that? The link you have shown doesn't show that at all.

"As we're looking at our lineup for this year, and where [Platinum Games] are with Scalebound —what their aspirations are — and that game is super aspirational and huge ... we want to give them enough time and resources to do that," Greenberg said.

Overload9d ago (Edited 9d ago )

I change the link to one that has the actual statement from Greenburg. The first link just referenced the story and didn't give proper links, that's why I changed it.

He claims it was delayed because it needed "time to breathe" because there were too many games.

Septic9d ago

Your new link doesn't state what you are either:

"So strategically, give it time to breathe. Let’s make sure we can give it enough space. First and foremost, always make sure the game is great."

It's continuing on from the statement I posted above.

Overload9d ago (Edited 9d ago )

While explaining the delay he says, while looking at their line-up they strategically gave it time to breath.

"we want to give them enough time and resources to do that,"

and in less than a year stopped development.

Neonridr9d ago

What this means is MS needs to scramble to put together something show worthy in 4 months at E3. I mean if Scorpio comes and all they have is a bunch of 3rd party plats that look a little bit better than the Pro, it's not really going to impress many people.

Septic9d ago

And rightly so. And scrambling they are, I'm sure of it.

ninsigma8d ago

Well hopefully they're not scrambling and that the cancellation of scalebound was a calculated moved based on they are confident in their surprise game announcements for this move to have little negative effect in the long term.

Razzer8d ago

Show something they can deliver should be first priority.

UltraAtomic8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

I am not bashing on Sony here I am just saying from a gamers perspective. I am really not excited for either console exclusives. Sonys line up may be big but most of thoses games are indie games and as a gamer. I really don't give a crap about indie games or Japanese games. I understand there's people that love Japanese games and indie games that's cool but more people I feel buy big block buster games the most. Uncharted is a good game last of us and others as well. However where not really getting those this year. Crash, horizon zero, and uncharted dlc or game? Are the only ones who stick out to me.

Xbox: well sea of thieves (maybe if I would see less water and more combat)
Crackdown 3: (maybe if I see gameplay! I've never played a crackdown soo idk what to expect)
State of decay 2: Ooo for sure!
Halo wars 2: NOPE

Soo from a gamers perspective there both meh for me at least. It just depends what games you like to play in the end. I can't wait for that spiderman game that Sony as planned thou 👍

UltraAtomic8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

I do have to say this though some of you guys are thinking when Scorpio comes out what then? But what? The new Triple a titles will still be coming out for both and the difference about pro vs Xbox Scorpio is all your games will transfer including Xbox 360 games sooo that cool. Some of you guys are making it sound like its the beginning of the Xbox one and ps4 days where there was absolutely nothing to play lol.

Both didn't have backwards compatible at the time. That's not the case with this upgrade.