It’s been over five years since Microsoft and PlatinumGames’ planned Xbox-exclusive dragon-fueled action game Scalebound it was canceled, and yet people have been overcommitted. Of those two aforementioned parties though, it seems one more than willing to give it another shot.
PlatinumGames’ recently appointed CEO Atsushi Inaba and also recently appointed vice president Hideki Kamiya (director of Bayonetta, Vanquish, and the cancelled Scalebound) recently spoke about wanting to return to Scalebound and revive the project, if that’s something that Microsoft would be willing to do. More recently, in an interview with VGCKamiya doubled down on that, explains that he’s “totally serious” abut wanting to bring Scalebound back, not because he wants to see it through as a creator, but because there also seems to be a lot of demand for it.
“I think it’s really strange because, honestly, I’ve had a lot of interviews since the project ended and I felt like I’ve had many times that I’d love to bring it back,” Kamiya they said. “Having gotten somewhere with it, for its creator I’d like to see it to the end. And I want to say that they want to play that game, which is too bad, and I want to give that to them when I hear that.
“That’s something that I’ve thought, or I’ve been trying to say for years now. I’ve said it in interviews before and got no reaction, but now I got a big reaction, and I was glad to see that. But no, it’s not a joke: I’m totally serious about it, yeah. ”
Interestingly enough, when asked if PlatinumGames and Microsoft are in the talks over ScaleboundKamiya said he “can’t confirm or deny” that.
“I can’t confirm or deny anything, but we could be talking to Microsoft. But we could also be talking to Nintendo, Sony, Capcom, Konami or anyone! ”
If PlatinumGames does indeed push for Scalebound to decide, and if Microsoft decides that it is something worth investing in, then the concept realized it will have something to look forward to in the future. Of course, that’s still a lot of if- but one can always keep on hoping.