Following the cancellation of Scalebound, developer Platinum Games and the game's director, Hideki Kamiya, have apologized to fans. Kamiya in particular has been incognito on Twitter since late December, which is odd as the director is rather outspoken on the platform. His sentiments were delivered via Twitter.
As you may have already heard, Scalebound has unfortunately been canceled. I'm very sorry to everyone who was looking forward to this game.— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2017
"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 began on Twitter. "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. 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."
Scalebound's cancellation is very troubling for a studio determined to live and die by its original IPs.
Kamiya referred to the Scalebound cancellation reports with a joke about the idea that he would ever stop game development for his personal mental health. He also admitted that he expected more angry messages over the cancellation, but ended up pleasantly surprised.
"I thought I would get lots of savage messages, but in reality I'm getting lots of warm messages. Thank you," said Kamiya.
Platinum Games' message came from an official blog post by president Kenichi Sato. The company confirmed that Scalebound was cancelled and says to will look forward to make further great games for fans in the future.
"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," wrote Sato. "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!"
Fans of Platinum Games and Kamiya have their fingers crossed that the upcoming Nintendo Switch announcement event will have a Platinum title in the line-up.
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