Only a few days into the new year and already a major game has been delayed. PlatinumGames has announced their Xbox One exclusive Scalebound has been pushed back to 2017. The news comes via blog post on the developer’s site. While more information for Scalebound will be revealed later this year, Platinum explains the delay is needed in order to reach its ambitious goals.
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.
Delays are an inevitable part of the video game industry. On a positive note it is good PlatinumGames made the announcement early, so as to not keep expectations for a 2016 release or deliver a rushed project. There are still a lot of quality Microsoft exclusives coming this year.
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