The Scalebound Cancellation
Things didn’t get off to the best start for Xbox fans in 2017. PlatinumGames’ upcoming Xbox One exclusive action title, Scalebound, got canceled less than 10 days into the year by publisher Microsoft Studios. The publisher’s statement at the time didn’t go into the reasons for the project being canceled, but according to Eurogamer, “continuing issues surrounding the game’s engine and overdue deadlines” led to its demise.
Though we hadn’t seen a whole ton of Scalebound leading up to its cancellation, many Xbox fans had been excited to finally get their hands on the title that was originally announced back in 2014. Scalebound’s cancellation also painted a pretty bleak forecast for Xbox One’s exclusive lineup for the rest of the year. Microsoft Studios’ official statement at the time even mentioned Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, and Sea of Thieves were all part of the Xbox One’s lineup for the year. Alas, only Halo Wars 2 made it out this year.