Microsoft Reportedly Bringing Back Cancelled Xbox Exclusive

Microsoft Reportedly Bringing Back Cancelled Xbox Exclusive
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Joseph Kime


16th Jan 2023 15:50

Xbox is in dire need of a new exclusive, stat. While we have the likes of Redfall and Contraband to come, it seems as though we're in something of an Xbox drought until the launch of Starfield.

It's especially in comparison to PlayStation, which recently blew players away with the launch of God of War Ragnarok. Now, as a new Xbox conference hangs around the corner, players are starting to garner some hope that something new is on the way.

And it looks like that thing could be a notorious classic Xbox exclusive that never saw the light of day.

Scalebound Could Be Coming Back

Microsoft Reportedly Bringing Back Cancelled Xbox Exclusive
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Notorious leaker Shpeshal_Nick has suggested that an Xbox-exclusive title that players were incredibly excited about before it was canned could yet be making a comeback.

He revealed on the Xbox Era podcast that he'd heard word from inside PlatinumGames and Microsoft that indicated that the companies had once again picked up development on Scalebound. If you need a refresher, it was an ambitious fantasy/ sci-fi title that was sadly dropped before completion.

Supposedly the game is still in its very early stages, and while Nick doesn't know an awful lot about its development, it's still an exciting implication that the game.

Considering Scalebound was once thought to be dead in the water, it's great that it could still have life in it yet. Given that PlatinumGames is known for Bayonetta, at least we know it has the skills to bring this world to life.

What Happened To Scalebound?

Scalebound was first revealed back in 2014 to be an exclusive title for the Xbox One and was supposed to be released in 2016.

After it got pushed back to the following year, fans started to get a little worried about the future of the game. They were right to, as Scalebound never saw the light of day after it was officially cancelled in January 2017.

Scalebound was an action-RPG, set in a world known as Draconis. You mainly controlled a character called drew, but sometimes flipped to his dragon, Thuban. There was an ambitious first-person mode known as "Dragon Link" mode, while four-player co-op was also planned.

It's a shame that Scalebound never launched - but who knows, maybe it could thrive on the new-gen hardware it'll now call its home.

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