The dragon-riding, butt-kicking, hack-n-slashing Xbox One exclusive title Scalebound has been pushed back from an original release this year (2016 if you’re forgetting) and is now likely to be released in 2017. It’s slightly disappointing as this is one we are REALLY looking forward to, but it’s been done for all the right reasons.
A statement released on the Platinum Games official blog can be found below but, in essence, the delay is there just because Platinum want to make sure they deliver a first class adventure which “lives up to expectations”.
We’ve seen a lot of games in the not so distant past which have been pushed hard to be released on time. Invariably we’ve found these to be riddled with bugs, some small, and some game-breaking, so it’s great to see a company who are looking to do the right thing. It’s going to cost them a good deal more to put the man hours in here, but it does look so far to be shaping up as the epic adventure they are hoping for.
We hope you had a great New Year’s!
As we enter into 2016, we want to provide you with an update on Scalebound, the upcoming Xbox One-exclusive action-RPG that lets you fight alongside a fearsome dragon named Thuban.
Development on the game is going well and we’re really happy with how it’s coming together. Scalebound is one of the biggest games PlatinumGames has ever created: an epic adventure filled with exploration and fantasy gameplay, inventive multiplayer, and action-packed battles on an unbelievable scale – all set in a beautiful and evolving world. It’s the game our team has always dreamed of making.
In order to deliver on our ambitious vision and ensure that Scalebound lives up to expectations, we will be launching the game in 2017. This will give us the time needed to bring to life all the innovative features and thrilling gameplay experiences that we have planned.
We know you’re excited to see more and thank you for your patience. Scalebound is a truly special project that’s been several years in the making, and we are very proud and inspired by all the work our team has done so far.
We will be sharing more about our vision for Scalebound later this year and can’t wait to give you a closer look at the world of Draconis and the incredible creatures and experiences we’re building.
Thank you again for your support and enthusiasm!
If you’ve not seen much on Scalebound we really advise you take a look. We’ve linked in here IGN’s 8 Minute Extended Gameplay Demo of the game. If you have even a passing interest in dragons, big swords, and… well… DRAGONS! It’s certainly worth taking a few minutes out of your day.