Developer PlatinumGames has given an official statement surrounding the surprise cancellation of Scalebound earlier this week. President and CEO Kenichi Sato gave his apologies to the fans, but specific reasons as to why the Microsoft-exclusive was canned are still unknown.
“We are very disappointed things ended up this way, especially since we know many of our fans were looking forward to this game as much as we were,” Sato wrote.
“Going forward, we will strive to continue delivering high-quality games to you, starting with NieR:Automata in March, and including products like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER in the future.”
“We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support,” he finished.
Game director Hideki Kamiya took to Twitter too, with this to say:
Sorry to bring you such bad news at the start of the year. All I can do for you is to promise to keep delivering fun games.— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2017
I'll work extra hard to never have to let you down like this again, so I hope you will keep watching over us in the future too.— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2017
We’ll keep you updated as more details surrounding the game’s cancellation become available.