Soooo....Scalebound?

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That was somebody else and they didn't even say that. If you trust the person who broke the news why don't you trust his explanation for why it was cancelled?
Never said any version is true. We will most likely never get the full story but it sounds like it was several things
 

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Just asking theoretically....but could MS revive it if they wanted to? They own the IP, but what about the work that has been done on the game already..? Who owns that?

Just curious about the legality.
 

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Just asking theoretically....but could MS revive it if they wanted to? They own the IP, but what about the work that has been done on the game already..? Who owns that?

Just curious about the legality.
With MS being the Publisher and owning the IP, I think they would own any and all assets for the title. Kinda depends on the contract between Platnium and MS. Maybe aceattorney would know more from a legal standpoint.
 

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Just asking theoretically....but could MS revive it if they wanted to? They own the IP, but what about the work that has been done on the game already..? Who owns that?

Just curious about the legality.
Yes. IP is theirs. Assets are theirs. Engine is UE4 (easily available). Platinum might contest some kind of 'conceived outside of MS' clause...but they signed away rights with the IP as most often are.

As for why it got canned. Game began development in mid -late 2013, missed its holiday 2016 window (3.5 years) got carte Blanche for 2017...and was going to miss 2017 (4.5 years) ...I guess it s just wasn't worth 5 years for a single jdeved open world game when you have Playground cranking them out every 2 years.

Could bring back Fable IV and V with that amount of time

Whether that money went elsewhere is beside the point, but if it did it won't help.
 
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I would hope they'd use any tech learned in the process in future releases...
 

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Frozpot has inverted nipples, and I heard Kvally has a belly button two inches too low.
Bellybama definitely has both sets of genitals. I have this on good authority from God. Smugly worded tweets to follow.
 

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I'm not saying that people with outie belly buttons are lesser people, but they certainly shouldn't be able to legally own land.
 

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Probably nothing but one can hope Scalebound gets a revival one day. Game looked cool to me.
 

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Probably nothing but one can hope Scalebound gets a revival one day. Game looked cool to me.
You never know.

Phantom Dust was supposed to be DOA, but it got back on track as remaster. Not the same as the original vision of X1's PD, but something came from it.
 

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The day before meeting with Inaba at Bitsummit, I sit down with Hideki Kamiya and several other Platinum developers back in Osaka.

It’s my first time talking to Kamiya in depth since he first told me about Scalebound, over three years ago. In that last meeting, he showed me his personal arcade collection, and we discussed his career and development philosophies with the excited underpinnings of this new passion project he was making with Microsoft.

It’s impossible to not ask about the death of a game that was incredibly personal to Kamiya, but also a bold new direction for Platinum.

“For the fans, an apology is really all that I can offer. I’m terribly sorry.” Kamiya says with conviction. “The staff here at Platinum, the creative team at Microsoft, there were a lot of people who worked on this game and tried to make it special. I feel a lot of weight for not being able to have had something come from their efforts."

There's a lot more at the link below

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2017/06/0...ames-ign-first
 

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Sad.
 

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Sounds to me that there's no real "guilty" one here like a certain forum would like you to believe or well plenty of people that is.
 

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Sounds to me that there's no real "guilty" one here like a certain forum would like you to believe or well plenty of people that is.
People there desperate to blame Microsoft are just as bad as the ones here desperate to blame Platinum
 

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We don't need to blame anyone. Making any game, especially a big unproven game these days is a risk. Things happen, i'm sure nobody wanted to see Scalebound end up like it did. Learn from it, do better next time.
 

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People there desperate to blame Microsoft are just as bad as the ones here desperate to blame Platinum
Absolutely. The only logical thing to do is blame Canada. They're not even a real country anyway.
 

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Absolutely. The only logical thing to do is blame Canada. They're not even a real country anyway.
Always blame Canada. Wait.. isn't that like, a country, or something?
 

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Always blame Canada. Wait.. isn't that like, a country, or something?
I personally believe that the reason for it is the education in the Canada is not like it is in for the US Americans in the Iraq and such as.
 

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Hearing a few more inklings on SB. Don't be surprised if it re-surfaces in the future with a different dev.

But don't expect it anytime soon.
 

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Hearing a few more inklings on SB. Don't be surprised if it re-surfaces in the future with a different dev.

But don't expect it anytime soon.
I doubt it. If MS had any intention of keeping it going they would not have cancelled it? Just said it was "on hold"
 

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I doubt it. If MS had any intention of keeping it going they would not have cancelled it? Just said it was "on hold"
That was true at the time. This is a new development. I doubt we'll hear anything anytime soon, but apparently development has been picked up recently by another dev.
 

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MS would gain some good will if they announced a new developer at E3
 

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MS would gain some good will if they announced a new developer at E3
I'm not sure they would. Platinum for better or for worse are considered by many to be the best devs at action type games and has a substantial following. To change devs might look like a cost cutting and quality cutting move.
 

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I'm not sure they would. Platinum for better or for worse are considered by many to be the best devs at action type games and has a substantial following. To change devs might look like a cost cutting and quality cutting move.
Good point.
 

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I'm not sure they would. Platinum for better or for worse are considered by many to be the best devs at action type games and has a substantial following. To change devs might look like a cost cutting and quality cutting move.
Maybe but their sales in games say otherwise.
 

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Just asking theoretically....but could MS revive it if they wanted to? They own the IP, but what about the work that has been done on the game already..? Who owns that?

Just curious about the legality.

Maybe...