Platinum Games Is Interested In Reviving Scalebound, But It’s Up To Microsoft

Plat­inum Games’ action-RPG Scale­bound was can­celed sev­er­al years ago after devel­op­ment trou­bles became too much to keep going, but the stu­dio now wants to revive the game. Of course, it’s all up to Microsoft on whether or not they wish to fund the project, which they had been pri­or to can­cel­ing it.

For­mer Scale­bound direc­tor Hide­ki Kamiya and Plat­inum Games pres­i­dent Atsushi Ina­ba spoke to IGN Japan (via VGC), say­ing they want­ed to con­tin­ue work­ing on the project, with Kamiya jest­ing that “it’s no use [to] Microsoft keep­ing it in its cur­rent form,” before plead­ing to Microsoft Gam­ing CEO Phil Spencer.

One of the last videos shown of Scale­bound, pri­or to its can­cel­la­tion, was a coop­er­a­tive game­play reveal. Play­ers would have been allowed to fly on the backs of their drag­ons, shoot­ing arrows and tak­ing on pow­er­ful ene­mies togeth­er. For much of the game­play in Scale­bound, it appears it would have been a mix of flashy com­bat and indi­rect attacks from the dragon.

It is like­ly that this game will see a revive at this point? No, but Plat­inum Games is def­i­nite­ly more expe­ri­enced with online play than when Scale­bound was in devel­op­ment. The stu­dio is cur­rent­ly work­ing on Baby­lon’s Fall, an online-focused action title for PS4, PS5, and PC

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I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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