Dragon fantasy epic needs more time to hatch.
Scalebound, an Xbox One exclusive action title from Platinum Games, will not release late in 2016 as previously announced. The developer has decided to delay launch until next year, according to a statement on their official forums.
Announced in 2014, Scalebound is a third-person action game in which the player's character is supported in combat by an AI-controlled dragon. Conceived in 2006 when Platinum Games was founded, the project was set aside in favor of developing Bayonetta first and then later shelved following an unsuccessful prototype. Development of the game was restarted in 2013.
The full statement from Platinum Games is as follows:
We hope you had a great New Year's!
As we enter into 2016, we want to provide you with an update on Scalebound, the upcoming Xbox One-exclusive action-RPG that lets you fight alongside a fearsome dragon named Thuban.
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.
We know you're excited to see more and thank you for your patience. Scalebound is a truly special project that's been several years in the making, and we are very proud and inspired by all the work our team has done so far.
We will be sharing more about our vision for Scalebound later this year and can't wait to give you a closer look at the world of Draconis and the incredible creatures and experiences we're building.
Thank you again for your support and enthusiasm!