Scalebound is proving itself to be one of Platinum’s most ambitious titles yet. Sadly, Xbox One owners will now have to wait until 2017 before getting their hands on it.
Hideki Kamiya and the rest of Platinum Games have certainly had their hands full in recent history. Following the release of 2015’s Transformers: Devastation, the developers are currently working to release three console-exclusives- Star Fox Zero, Nier: Automata and Scalebound– and are rumored to be developing an all-but-confirmed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title expected to release on digital platforms.
First teased during Microsoft’s E3 2014 conference, Scalebound presents itself as an epic action-adventure title, with large-scale battles set against a blend of sci-fi and fantasy elements. As suggested by the title and gameplay footage shown at Gamescom 2015, Scalebound possess some of the largest creatures and environments of Platinum’s complete development history. Earlier this week, the development team announced that the Xbox One-exclusive title would unfortunately face a delay, pushing the new release window into 2017. Reiterating the idea that Scalebound is one of their biggest undertakings, the team requires additional time “to deliver on [their] ambitious vision and ensure that Scalebound lives up to expectations”:
“In order to deliver on our ambitious vision and ensure that Scalebound lives up to expectations, we will be launching the game in 2017. This will give us the time needed to bring to life all the innovative features and thrilling gameplay experiences that we have planned.
We know you’re excited to see more and thank you for your patience. Scalebound is a truly special project that’s been several years in the making, and we are very proud and inspired by all the work our team has done so far.”
Scalebound will now release exclusively for the Xbox One sometime in 2017, with more details to follow later this year. Platinum Games is also developing console-exclusives for both Sony and Nintendo, with Nier: Automata and Star Fox Zero.
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