Microsoft has removed all Twitter posts and videos of Scalebound from its social media pages.
Two days ago, Microsoft announced that the much-anticipated action RPG Scalebound was cancelled. Now the company seems intent on making gamers forget the game was ever in production. Sites such as Eurogamer report that Microsoft has removed all related trailers from the official Xbox YouTube page. Microsoft has also removed all tweets that link to these trailers or marked them as private on several twitter accounts, including Microsoft Director of Programming Larry Hryb’s account and the official Scalebound account. However, multiple gameplay trailers can still be found on the official PlatinumGames YouTube page.
Scalebound was in development for four years before being cancelled. The game was one of PlatinumGames’ most ambitious projects and was supposed to have multiple noteworthy aspects, including a vast open world and the biggest bosses ever created in a PlatinumGames title (a tall order given how games like Bayonetta 1 and 2, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and Transformers: Devastation feature some truly titanic bosses). PlatinumGames game director Hideki Kamiya considered the game a passion project and conceptualized it as far back as 2006 when he helped found PlatinumGames.
Scalebound was planned to release for the Xbox One and Windows 10 before it was cancelled.