Platinum Games “We Could’ve Done Better” With Scalebound

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https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/microsoft-shouldnt-take-blame-for-scalebound-says-platinum/


Speaking to VGC in an upcoming interview, studio head Atsushi Inaba said it “wasn’t easy” to watch as publisher Microsoft received the brunt of fan ire following the cancellation news.

“Both sides failed,” Inaba said, and ultimately, the game “didn’t do all of the things that we needed to do as a developer”.

“Watching fans getting angry at Microsoft over the cancellation wasn’t easy for us to watch. Because the reality is, when any game in development can’t get released it’s because both sides failed.

“I think there are areas where we could’ve done better and I’m sure there are areas that Microsoft as a publishing partner wish that they could’ve done better. Because nobody wants a game to be cancelled.”


It had been suggested by some outlets this year that Scalebound could be revived as a Nintendo Switchtitle. However, VGC understands that there are no plans for a Switch revival and, in fact, Microsoft is the holder of the Scalebound IP.


“No, I wouldn’t say our experience with Scalebound influenced us to go towards self-publishing,” he said. “Quite frankly, the reality is that we’ve had plenty of titles cancelled in the past: that’s part and parcel of what comes with making video games.”
 
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Didn't they spend the funding they received from MS on projects other than Scalebound? If so, then no sh*t.
 

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From the time this project started until cancel, I think they put out more than 5 games. That tells you something right there.

The same reason what happens with TFLO back in the old OG XBOX.
 

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From the time this project started until cancel, I think they put out more than 5 games. That tells you something right there.

The same reason what happens with TFLO back in the old OG XBOX.
It doesn't tell you what you want it to tell you since that could easily be spun the other way. Platinum were fast and efficient long before they ever started Scalebound so why would them still being that way mean they were up to shenanigans?

Some desperately wanted to blame Platinum and some desperately want to blame Microsoft based on their own biases. Its pretty unlikely its just one sides fault and that is exactly what we are being told right here.
 
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From the time this project started until cancel, I think they put out more than 5 games. That tells you something right there.

The same reason what happens with TFLO back in the old OG XBOX.

Weren’t most of those games mostly licensed and rated like in the sevens??? I just remembered being siked for Korra and then heartbroken 😔
 

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Selective. Should read the whole topic with the Twitter links hinting at PG doing some very dodgy s*** rather than just one post when the cancellation was first announced.
But yank always seems to want to super defend platinum on this
 

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Selective. Should read the whole topic with the Twitter links hinting at PG doing some very dodgy s*** rather than just one post when the cancellation was first announced.
But yank always seems to want to super defend platinum on this
There is one tweet saying they did...something. Even if you consider it reliable there has never been anyone saying they stole the money for other projects.

I only want to defend them because a random theory shouldn't be considered anything more than a theory. Of course it could be true but time has clouded peoples memories and they are thinking it was something more.
 

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From the time this project started until cancel, I think they put out more than 5 games. That tells you something right there.

The same reason what happens with TFLO back in the old OG XBOX.
Oh. I forgot about TFLO. It actually made me a little sad hearing that name again. [True Fantasy Live Online] I was WAY more saddened/upset by that cancellation than Scalebound.