After going through a development cycle spanning almost four years, action RPG Scalebound was canceled in the beginning of 2017. It feels like a waste to see the project died down, considering we were exposed to some impressive gameplay and Scalebound has the potential to tip the console wars in Microsoft’s favor for being an Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. With that said, not all hope is lost as Microsoft has filed a trademark renewal for Scalebound.
According to a report by SomosXbox, a trademark extension was filed by Microsoft, despite saying it’s a “difficult decision” and it’s “better 4 Xbox gamers”. Game director Hideki Kamiya from original developer Platinum Games has also issued a heartfelt apology after the cancellation announcement was made.
This move might not mean anything in the long run, though there are rumors saying Microsoft is planning to revive the project, with an in-house team taking the lead instead of Platinum Games. The American tech and gaming giant have not officially responded as of press time, but if the reports are true, then we might get some sort of confirmation at E3 next month.
Source: PC Gamer