I'm just gauging for my own curiosity. I've personally not heard anything about this game since it was announced at E3 2014.
Are you bummed that Scalebound was cancelled?
I could definitely imagine a version of that game being rad, but that last E3 demonstration (at least I think it was at E3?) involving the giant crab monster looked like a snoozefest when it should've been action-packed, so my hopes for the game were wavering at best.
That said, it's always sad to see three years' worth of high-end assets lovingly crafted by a team of talented, hard-working developers get canned. I can only imagine that this was a hard call to make, and that Microsoft didn't can this thing on a whim, which leads me to conclude that this must've been an unsalvageable stinker.
I'm bummed about the game that I had imagined Scalebound would be will probably never see the light of day. I am not bummed about the cancellation of the game they showed off. I'm an increidbly huge fan of Platinum, but I'm sorry, it looked boring as fuck.
If anything, I'm excited that this could potentially mean they'll move onto something else. I don't care if it's original or not. Maybe Nintendo will give them the keys to Metroid and say "here, you figure this shit out." Who knows.
For some, this will be forever remembered as the day that Scalebound was cancelled. For me, it was Monday.
It was a cool concept that I hoped would come together but every time they showed it off it looked like absolute garbage. Im bummed that it didn't work out but I guess it was in rougher shape than we thought. Still hyped for Nier but Im gonna wait to see how that game launches before I buy. Platinum hasn't been very reliable lately.
Yes because it was a cool idea and I like Platinum. I wasnt as put off by the E3 demo as most were. (honestly I thought the FFXV demo looked worse and that turned out fine)
But mainly i'm just sad about the state of Platinum. I still think there's a lot of talent there (Nier Automata looks great) but even when they make great games they do poorly.
I was interested in it but from everything we saw I did get the impression that I probably wouldn't actually enjoy it. Not really surprised it got canned, either.
Plus, it's another one of the fleeting reasons I bought an Xbox down the drain. Guess my Xbox really is just a Halo machine now...
I'm bummed out any time a game is cancelled, even if I don't think it looks that great or is not my kind of thing. More games is good games.
I don't even own an xbox one, and I thought the E3 demo looked real bad, but I sorta feel this too.
After the total hat trick DOOM pulled, I kinda feel like there's a chance that any game can get lifted out of apparent mediocrity... unless it's cancelled
@giantstalker: I definitely prefer Square-Enix's approach of releasing games and later complaining about their performance against their completely unrealistic expectations; vs. Microsoft's approach of killing nearly-finished games close to release and just writing down the financial cost. At least the former approach results in games people can purchase and enjoy.
It's kind of a bummer, yeah. Easily the most interesting AAA project Microsoft has funded this generation. LITERALLY everything else is a sequel or multiplayer focused, which isn't really my jam.
But hey, if it wasn't working, it wasn't working. Hopefully this means Platinum can move on to make something even better.
And hopefully not a sequel.
Unless it's Vanquish 2.
I didn't think it was going to be an amazing game but a decent by the time of release, more over I think this is just more a sign of weakness in the xbox brand if anything I think their windows gaming will be first thought and the xbox brand second in the coming years.
I mean hell the 360 was a success on only sony's f*** up and their head start.
While things have gone back to how they were 2 gens ago, Microsoft cant catch a break this gen,the awful pre launch, canceled games and exclusive titles that aren't forza just not living up to expectations, 3rd party titles running poorly. I wonder if Scorpio will turn it around?
As for Platinum I think they will be fine they have other more wanted games coming out in japan for the PS4 and I could see Bayonetta 3 heading to the Switch.
Nope. I have no idea why it was ever considered viable on the one console that doesn't sell in Japan. No offense to the people making the game if they got screwed by MS, but the game always looked like a mess. I don't have any knowledge of Platinum outside of Vanquish which is a decent TPS sandbox.
Edit: Fable Legends also looked like garbage so good riddance there too. I feel bad for D4 and the way Microsoft screwed them over, because that was the kind of Japanese lunacy I can get behind but was clearly never going to do well on Xbox.
While I personally didn't have an interest in Scalebound based on what I saw, I am bummed for the people who were. And you know, I don't know what's going on at Platinum these days, but it's still sad for anyone who puts a lot of time and energy on something for it only to fall apart.
I'm not bummed but more disappointed, and I'm mostly disappointed with Microsoft. I keep looking for reasons to turn on my Xbox One, not a Microsoft PC game, but the actual box that I own and they consistently give me reasons NOT to do that. Bought Gears of War 4? Play it on PC! Bought Forza Horizons 3? Play it on PC! If a third party game is available on PS4 and X1 there's no reason to choose X1 over PS4, ever, so that leaves first party games...and they aren't there. Something like, a third party exclusive, has the chance to get me excited to turn on my Xbox One but now I don't have that. The last game I can remember that did was Sunset Overdrive.
@sammo21: I mean... why do you care? You're getting the games on a generally higher level than you normally would. That's all.
Our Xbox One is pretty much only for local multiplayer titles like Diablo 3, or cross play with first party titles like Forza. I'm not seeing any disadvantages to the same exclusives, on my PC. Especially with Microsoft's recent record with first party games being so good and that looking to continue.
I also figured that Scalebound would end up being playable on PC with the focus on the game initially.
@scottjay01: Thats not really fair at all about the 360. Great game library, superior online and social features, easier development leading to generally equal or superior multiplatform performance, XBLA, price, etc were all thing the 360 did well.
The PC stuff is entirely contextual. Maybe it will take over for you, and has already for me thanks to the play anywhere stuff, but it certainly won't with everyone.
What the fuck is Platinum even doing then? Just making some shitty licensed games now?
Apart from Nier, yeah pretty much.
I used to think of Platinum as this amazing studio for a long time but when I actually sit back and think about it only Bayonetta and to a lesser degree Vanquish come to mind as quality products they put out. At this point I would actually even say that they put out more "bad" games than good ones.
That E3 demo from last year looked pretty bad, but there was something about the game that grabbed my attention for whatever reason for the last couple years before that. It was also one of the only Microsoft-exclusive games that I was actually interested in.
I voted yes because I was genuinely interested in what the game was going to be when it was finished and it was new IP on a console I barely touch. Instead, they choose to focus on a list of sequels I don't care about which will only keep me playing games on the PS4 Pro.
I struggle to get excited about games before they come out and I can see that a good idea has actually been executed upon. I don't mean to sound cold but my life is busy enough that my brain doesn't have much space to dedicate to thinking about things that aren't things yet.
I just watched this Gamescom gameplay video again and remembered what I saw in the game in the first place. I would have given this game a shot.
@humanity: Yeah at this point they definitely have put out more bad/mediocre than good. Which is a preeetty big bummer. Even if you add on MGR (which at least I think is good), Wonderful 101 and roll on a technicality to count Viewtiful Joe and Okami, it still isn't enough to cover up all the poopy games. feelssobad. When they hit gold they are still one of my favorite studios, but maaan it's been few and far between for a while now.
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