Earlier today, Kotaku were told by their sources that Scalebound is definitely in trouble and could well be cancelled. Kotaku reached out to Microsoft for a statement and received back:
We’ll have more to share on ‘Scalebound’ soon.
However, Windows Central have now confirmed the rumours, and received the following statement from Microsoft:
After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for “Scalebound.” We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including “Halo Wars 2,” “Crackdown 3,” “State of Decay 2,” “Sea of Thieves” and other great experiences. For more information on our 2017 plans, please visit: https://news.xbox.com/2017/01/05/xbox-closes-milestone-year-in-2016/.
There’s certainly been fears of cancellation for a while, with the Dragon riding action title from Platinum Games being stuck in development hell for several years now, having been initially revealed at E3 in 2014 and then struck by delays. And with the title missing from Xbox Wire’s list of upcoming games, and with it being removed from the Xbox web site, thins weren’t looking good for the hotly anticipated co-op game. Unfortunately, now it’s been confirmed.