A tearful goodbye to IPs that will be sorely missed.
So gutted that Fable is dead. I really wanted Fable 4... like, maybe a full reboot rather than more modern times.
me too! it was the game I would have bought an Xbox One for.
It may not be dead forever.. Phil just recently went on record about it. Considering MS own the IP, they could eventually give it to another studio to work on. "Some fans took to twitter to ask Microsoft’s Phil Spencer whether or not we would be getting the fourth installment of the Fable franchise anytime soon. While Spencer confirmed that there is nothing to announce just yet, he did tease that we probably be seeing Fable again. Eventually." https://www.bleedingcool.co...
How can Scalebound be missed if it never happened or released .
I always wonder this when people are upset that certain games get cancelled. I can understand if it's in a case like the Darth Maul Star Wars game and Star Wars 1313, as both of those got canned because of the Disney buyout, but most games that are cancelled are cancelled because something just isn't working out.
Deus Ex and Hitman were canned because Sq Enix is greedy and demands a huge payout. There was absolutely nothing wrong with those two games.
I'm talking about games that are actually in development for a period of time before being cancelled. If a game has been in development for years and simply isn't taking shape, there's a good chance there's serious issues with it and things aren't working out the way they should.
Unsure how you 'sorely miss' an IP you never got to play/experience. If you could then there are plenty much more interesting looking titles than Scalebound that never saw the light of day. Some of the actual established IPs in there that one might ACTUALLY miss will likely not see another release this gen sure, but will more than likely return in the next and with ever shortening console gens the wait shouldn't be much longer if at all.
I guess you can miss something that looked promising and Scalebound had that promise to being something cool. But who knows, it could have been balls out bad. We'll never know....
I assume it got cancelled for a reason and I very much doubt that reason was it was shaping up to be something great. Personally, didn't remotely interest me from the off but sure others probably thought differently, but again 'solely missed'? No. Included so they could put it in the thumbnail? Probably.
@fishy PG wanted to it stay focused on the SP side, Ms wanted them to focus on the MP and that was causing issues
@Golby Do you have a link for that, because I never knew that was the case?
Scalebound was over hype period. The only cool part to me was that a dragon follows you around, everything else was bad. The gameplay looked so boring and clunky.
Platinum games missed several of their contractual time table agreements. Microsoft. wasn't going to pay them anymore because of this. Platinum Games promised something in a certain time and couldn't deliver it, hence Microsoft cancelled the project. It's pretty obviously the game probably wasn't even going to release in 2017. Still, M$ owns the IP and could still make a game out of it in the future. After Evolution Studio's DriveClub flop, Sony also decided they didn't want anymore games from them and termination their contact. Who is going to miss a DriveClub 2? Will Polyphony be the next racing game studio to go?
Isn't there a rumor that Microsoft renewed Scalebound's IP with a different team?
Microsoft renewed the IP, but they haven't said anything about another team working on it yet.
Which could simply mean they wish to keep it away from others in case they decide to do something with it a few years down the road.
MS did not renew the Scalebound IP, the company renewed the trademark.
Doesn't mean they couldn't renew the IP in the future though.
Nah, they continued the trademark "Scalebound" recently, but that's just to stop other people using the name.
Renewed the trademark, not IP. You don't renew IP's...
In regards to Deus Ex and Mass Effect, I do enjoy those games, but I didn't want to see yearly releases or even bi-yearly releases of those titles. Give it a little rest, come up with a good story and release it without bugs. Take your time for crying out loud. I will miss Fable and can't understand why MS didn't throw more money and support to one of their better studios.
Mass Effect 3 is 5 years old. The issues with Andromeda come from an inexperienced team.
Before Mankind Divided, the last Deus Ex came out in 2011. I don't think these titles were ever going to be annual or biannual. RIP Deus Ex, you'll be missed.
I'm still holding out that they use the same engine and gameplay to get a sequel out soon that wraps up the story. . . But at this point even that's probably unlikely. The movie is probably canned as well, which really stinks.
Add Hitman to the list. It was also great.
The whole square/marvel game deal going on is exciting but a good couple of IPs are going to be left behind. It's sad, all we can do is hope. Hope in vain most likely but you know, still hope.
Homefront No Man's Sky Screamride
LittleBigPlanet The Order 1886 Killzone All Kinect Sports Dance Central (4 games were enough) Quantum Break ReCore Ratchet & Clank (Maybe - I think 8 eights were plenty)
I was hoping for a katmari this gen. But I think that one is dead also 😢
Deus Ex :(
Rigs and Driveclub, meh! The rest were a travesty. Just another reason to seriously think about where games are headed.
Is socom on the list? I miss socom.
Driveclub is in a pretty solid state now. Shame it wasn't that way at launch - may not have meant the death of the studio.
Mass Effect is the one that makes me sad. Such a great game, ruined by incompetence.
I think ms is going to bring back scalebound I don't care for the game but it seems a lot do I just want to see how crackdown is turning out
Only Dues Ex really hurts, Mankind Divided suffered mostly because it's story was clearly cut up for future games that'll probably never come. And it's a damn shame GG Cambridge (should have been given at least a chance at making a proper PS4 game, they were an excellent studio), Evo and Lionhead all died. Mass Effect will return eventually, even if it's many years from now. Platinum will be fine, sucks they wasted soo much time on Scaleboune though.
I would love another Driveclub with a larger car roster and cars from outside Europe
Think Xbox has many ips that are dead. The fools.
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