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One of Xbox One’s biggest upcoming games may have been quietly canceled by Microsoft.
Scalebound comes from Platinum Games and acclaimed director Hideki Kamiya, famous for Bayonetta. Originally revealed at E3 2014, the game was shown off at multiple subsequent conferences and was expected to hit Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms later this year.
Multiple sources are reporting that the game’s troubled development has led to its cancellation. There has been no official word regarding the game on Microsoft’s part, but it was absent from a recent blog post detailing upcoming Xbox One games and features.
Scalebound was to feature four-player simultaneous co-op, and it centered around the relationship between players and dragons. You can revisit some recent gameplay footage below.
Update 2:42pm CT: Microsoft has confirmed to IGN that it has indeed canceled Scalebound.
In a statement, the company said “After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound. We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves and other great experiences.”
AJ Moser is a Brooklyn-based reporter who focuses on video games, movies, and internet culture. His work has appeared in Paste Magazine, Game Informer, and Big Spaceship.