In a blog post today, PlatinumGames confirmed that their upcoming Xbox One Action RPG, Scalebound, will be delayed until 2017.
Here is the quote from the team:
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. (Source: PlatinumGames)
Scalebound was first announced at the Microsoft E3 Press Conference in 2014 in the form of a cinematic trailer. The first gameplay was shown at Gamescom in August of 2015. PlatinumGames is known for some of the best combat games in recent memory and this will be their biggest project to date. If it turns out as good as it looks, the Xbox One will have another exclusive powerhouse in it’s library and hopefully the extra time will make sure that happens.