"Phil, let's do it again together"
I think that ship has sailed.
Agreed. I’d rather see bayonetta 4 on Xbox. Imagine how great that game would be if it finally got a real next gen update
I can see why they cancelled that game. The whole concept was bizarre, specially the coop portion. The main character was a copy paste of Dante from DMC and the overall mood was some kind of Final Fantasy meets DMC, including the music when fights started. The game didn't have its own identity. Here's a good summary of what happened with this game: https://youtu.be/nhlJdfkhOK... It's a shame though that they had to cancel such an ambitious project from a talented partner.
Am I the only one who wants MGS Rising 2?
@Marquinho: More like since they didn't know what they wanted, they tried to do everything. I mean, from the original description of the game you controlled a flightless dinosaur, which was probably why in most gameplay shown you walked beside a dragon that could fly. When I think of games with flying dragons, my expectation is a semi to full open world title where you're mostly flying everywhere, yet Scalebound was largely ground combat. And no one has EVER explained to me why such an obvious SP title had MP co-op!
@Heavy I want a sequel to Vanquish.
Platinum must own the rights to Scalebound. That's why the push to revive.
Game looked boring... No need I'd still like to know why it has been canned, x1 had much worse looking games so I'm sure it's not due to performance Marquinho Was inspired by Drakengard and DMC.. Just see who developed Drakengard 👍🏽
Dmc meets final Fantasy?! Yes please!... I personally think scale bound got canned because it wasn't in the lines of a gaas model... Which is unfortunate.
Yep... Platinum had their chance during 4 years and failed. They just want more Microsoft money to fund other games. It would be better for Microsoft if they gave the IP to someone else to make.
I doubt this was entirely Platinum's fault. They have created a number of successful games and Microsoft hasn't had the best track record with third parties making their games. So there were probably a number of factors that led to the game's demise and both sides had a part in it. Fact is that we really don't know everything that went on and all we can do is speculate. Either way, I think MS has built up their first party studios, in part, to not have to rely on third parties and they would rather just leave this game in the past. That's my guess anyway.
I believe that Platinum and Microsoft have admitted they were both at fault. So this isn't just on Platinum.
Personally, I'd be interested if they rebooted Scalebound and went back to the original singleplayer-only concept they had. Scalebound had a lot of potential, it's a shame to see that go to waste. Both parties understand why it failed the first time, there's no reason they couldn't make it work this time.
This is hilarious 😁
No thanks the old pick a concept out of a hat , awful .
This would make so much sense right now.
Damn.... we begging to get games made now? If you still own the IP just kickstart it. If Star Citizen can trick people to give a few hundred million, surely Playinum can trick people into ten. At least on N4G. Xbox fans swore it was the second coming... until it wasn’t coming.
Xbox owns the IP. And I remember a lot more people being fake outraged that is was cancelled than people who were hyped for it
The fake outrage was everywhere xD. I remember it being announced and this site was tearing it up for visuals/design.
I specifically remember AngryJoe. Before it was cancelled this dude did not say a word about Scalebound. Showed no interest or whatsoever. Probably didn't even know it existed. But when it was cancelled suddenly it was the coolest thing ever, Dude made a 30 minute video about its cancelation and how it's the end of Xbox. He never paid any attention to it before. That was the majority of the gaming community. Truth is Scalebound got a lot more "fans" after its cancelation than after its announcement.
Why do they need Scalebounds funding to help develop another game? And really?..... After you burned Xbox gamers on wonderful 101 your going to ask for them to send letters...
I am glad someone remembered what happened. They were taking MS to the cleaners. MS wasn't going to keep giving those guys money for developing a poor product. How can anyone fault MS for that?
Its all speculation. The only ones that know are platinum games
They didnt use the SB money on another project. Not sure why people think they needed to self fund nier at the time. Square enix provided that money, and it was probably more than enough to produce the game, because square enix probably had better control over the production. People accusing P* of misappropriating funds is accusing them of a felony. It's a breach of contract, and if that happened, MS could have sued them unless other terms were made behind closed doors. Since no lawsuit came, and since there appeared to be no other animosity between the two companies, maybe the more logical conclusion is that the game was in development hell, and MS just decided to cancel the project.
I would send Phil a letter and add language stating you own the IP let Ninja Theory take assets and develop Scalebound. Ninja Theory did a fantastic job with Devil May Cry why not allow them to step up to the plate. I think it's a win. I wouldn't give Platinum more money after delivering 5 games around the time of developing Scalebound and not completing your game. That's not acceptable. To top it off they develop mutiplat games for competing platforms and continue to skip Xbox.
“ To top it off they develop mutiplat games for competing platforms and continue to skip Xbox.” So you’re saying they should only be supported if they stop supporting others? As sad as the begging from the Xbox fanbase would be for this game, that mindset is far worse.
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Read the entire comment again and let me know if you comprehend @Space Ranger.
No. He's citing that Platinum is skipping Xbox and this would be a way for them to not skip Xbox, by developing an IP owned by Microsoft.
Finish your other ...
i'd still love it, i honestly liked the look of it and thought it had potential. the whole dragon thing looked awesome.
that's lame, you have to beg fans to get a game. lol. If one company don't want your game there's 2 other consoles that might love your idea.
I agree with this. Unless MS owns the IP, there is no reason for them to not go to either Sony or Nintendo and propose them pay for the development. Unless Sony or Nintendo also see this game as sh*t and also don’t want to back it.
I think itd be hard to get Sony or nintendo to take on the game. They'd have to get the rights from MS, which is possible, but the game was cancelled for some reason, and despite all the wild speculation, the most logical reason was that they couldn't deliver on the game. Whether that was because they overshot their resources, or things changed during development, it was obvious there were issues during development. While sony and Nintendo have good working relationships with p*, they're more likely to prefer a new ip, or have the company make something of their own choosing, rather than take on a troubled development. Ita been quite a few years since it was cancelled, and the attention around this game is mostly because of the console war. That alone isnt enough for a company to take the risk of investment unless there are other factors which could help boost success for a ROI
If they bring it back, Microsoft should acquire the rights to it and have it done internally.
If this game released, it would have released in the state of Crackdown 3. I don't even think Crackdown 3 was supposed to come out, but the backlash of cancelling the game would have been massive. There is a video recently released online that discusses the development of this game. Basically, the game didn't have a clear identity. The game continued to get new features and become more ambitious than originally planned.
Phil doesn't like single player games that (aren't forzahaloofwar#58,) don't teach people math or combat the spooky forces of polarization. He said so from his "soapbox".
So what do you say to Ori Will of the Wisp, Hellblade 2, Fable, and Avowed?
Fable is rumored to be mmo but everything else makes sense.
That’s a small amount of games actually .
Rumour about the Fable MMO has been debunked. Stop spreading shit.
3 games that havent even been released...
I wonder if MS has ever thought about buying Platinum.
l dunno man, the feature creep everytime it showed kinda killed it for me. like holy shit how much do you need going on in this game?
Just hopped in to say Platinum Games is awesome. Astral Chain, Bayonetta 2, and Nier Automata were EPIC!!! Some of my favorite games ever.
If they’re not listening to our feedback now in just giving Sony a run for their money and trying to outdo them with exclusives, I doubt they’ll listen to us for Scalebound. I mean I was expecting their last conference to prove to us that they’ve been listening, but they whiffed exceptionally hard on that. I know, I know, the next-generation Hasn’t even started yet so who knows, but all I’m saying is they’re still not being very reassuring about things.
Why would they trust Microsoft again? They worked a lot on that game and it was suddenly cancelled by Microsoft (who also owns the IP) They are not likely to support new single player IP's.....they are mostly focused on games as a service now.
The problem with this game is the forced coop. It was announced in a time during single player is dead narrative and the develooers needed to add some multiplayer garbage. If Platinum want to revive the game, then they need to reboot it with a focus on single player. Also this game could benefit from being semi-open world as it already shows large open enviriment.
We need a good, open world, dragon riding game!
I'd love to see it on the series x though
I guess platinum games need money to develop their 5 other lol I hope Ms don't give these dudes anymore $$$.
they needed this game badly. to late now.
Letter..... Really? Letter? Should also try smoke signals.
Why? MS wanted to enforce questionable practices on the game.
I hope they do revive it, it looked interesting.
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Platimun is a great dev, but that game never really looked that good.
Everyone write a letter!
People who believe that the reason this game never saw the light of day is on Platinum Games ain't too smart. Clearly base on the comments by Platinum Games they obvious are not the ones that stop the game. "And we also think, man, it would have been really nice to have that kind of opportunity, but it's not for us to say. Kamiya is just adding, if you want to see it again - please, send a letter to Phil Spencer." Use your brain people. Platinum Games has not had that kind of issue with other publishers. MS has been having these type of issues with other developers.
Platinum u squandered a game fully funded by an outside source. MS give the IP to somebody else.
Microsoft would rather settled with low quality game pass crap than AAA experience.
I never found the concept of the game interesting. I realize that this game became cannon fodder for the console war, but even if it was made I think the game would have been-meh.
Does it really matter what went on in the past. If MS and Platinum can just put aside the past and do what needs to be done to make a great game, then I'd welcome it.
If they had some mutually beneficial business venture, this game getting cancelled wouldnt even be a consideration.
So it wont ever happen. Got it.
This game looked BAD let’s leave it has the footnote it was way back when.
If they promise to change the main character ill think about it
I got a letter for Phi but it ain't about Scalebound.....
Who do we send a letter to if we just want Scalebound never discussed again?
A letter? It's 2020. How about a text?