Xbox Boss on Scalebound Cancellation: “Difficult Decision But Better for Gamers”

Phil Spencer is “confident” in 2017 lineup.

Posted By | On 10th, Jan. 2017 Under News

Microsoft shocked the gaming world today by announcing that Platinum Games’ Scalebound, one of its big triple-A exclusives for Xbox One (also heading to PC), was cancelled. Very little has been heard about the game since E3 2016 but rumours are already swelling that Microsoft did Platinum no favours with its support.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer did try to reassure fans on Twitter. “Difficult decision, we believe result is better for Xbox gamers, still disappointing. I’m confident in [20]17 lineup, thats our focus.”

Which is all well and good but Microsoft isn’t looking too hot when you consider the number of exclusives its shut down since Spencer took over, from Lionhead’s Fable Legends and Darkside’s Phantom Dust to Platinum’s Scalebound.

Whatever the case may be, even if the roster of exclusives has gone down, there’s still Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, Forza Motorsport 7, Sea of Thieves and more to look forward to. Is that enough? Let us know below.

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  • crazy_black_man-

    It would have been better for gamers if they just had called their next console after the 360, the Xbox 720, and then surprised the X-kids with upscaled games from 720p to 900p every once in a while. That was obviously the best they could do because THIS current console and its games have been a complete disaster built on continuous lies.

    Do you think they didnt know that they were cancelling Scalebound way before the Christmas shopping season? If any of you thought that, youre an even bigger idiot that I previously thought. They sold Xbox Ones this Christmas purely on the lies of E3s past. There are probably more cancellations coming. In Phil the X-kids will keep trusting. Hilariousness!

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  • Marc Grierson

    What an embarrassment. This was their most unique and best looking exclusive (there are a couple like Cuphead that look great but that isn’t a system seller – this is) and its gone.

  • Dougdec92

    Apart from sea of thieves, I see no freshening up,Sony is either rebooting with God of War or adding up with days gone, expanding their franchise base and reinventing the old IPs . Putting all their effort on the Scorpio with no fuel for it would place the beast in the mud because the allegedly weaker ps4 pro would be prancing about like the hybrid of Sleipnir and Shadowfax on steroids cos it has the games…Phil should be serious because consoles always have been bought because they’ve experiences ironical PC overlords hardly enjoy and that is called exclusive games.

  • Mr Xrat

    What a shambles.

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