The cancellation of Platinum Games’ Scalebound has become quite the kerfuffle, especially some of the rumours that have been circulating regarding Microsoft’s harsh milestones for development.
However, one such rumour seems to be thankfully false. Director Hideki Kamiya took to Twitter to apologize for the game’s cancellation. “As you may have already heard, Scalebound has unfortunately been canceled. I’m very sorry to everyone who was looking forward to this game.”
Kamiya isn’t too disheartened though. He added, “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.”
He further said that, “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.”
And finally, Kamiya addressed rumours that he was taking time off for his mental health. “And…I took time off for my mental health? …Me!? No way.”
What’s next for Platinum Games? Aside from NieR: Automata on the PS4, it will also be working on Granblue Fantasy Project Re:Link and Lost Order.