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twintail said:
mjk45 said:

If this isn't just a rumour Scalebound  coming out on Switch in whatever guise that may be isn't a good look for MS at the very least it adds to the impression  that it was MS who failed not Platinum and if it is anything but a bomb it makes it even worse and also pretty much kills off any hope MS had of returning to the IP themselves,  so just like in most things being involved in an outcome usually bears more fruit than sitting in the outer , and like I said if you don't try you don't know.

The only ppl who would actually care are forum dwellers who will make a bigger thing out of it then it really is. Even if your scenario comes to play, it won't affect MS in any real way.

Regardless, most ppl already blame MS for Scalebound being cancelled, and we already know that Platinum had some issues working with MS on the game. So what difference does it make now? you are talking about a sentiment that already exists around the game.

MS doen't need the IP, they just need the ownership to the actual in game assets, which they do and which I doubt they will give up to anyone else.

It simply boils down to the fact that I see a successful outcome of that scenario  being of some small benefit and you don't that's fine , we can't agree on everything.

Last edited by mjk45 - on 19 February 2019

JamesGarret said:
I´ll just repeat what others are saying and yeah, Nintendo might as well just buy Platinum at this point.

But how much would that cost?

Also, I found this, making me question the rumor further.



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mjk45 said:
Werix357 said:

Platinum games output has been very good for Nintendo over the last 5 years making Retrostudios look like a joke, on the other hand Nintendo has not invested much into popular western game genres like FPS, which seems odd they never tried to replicate the success of GoldenEye 007 (on the N64).

I think Nintendo must of made a decision to avoid making games with realistic violence ever since GoldenEye 007, Eternal darkness being the only exception i'm aware of.

Anyway wouldn't be surprised if this turns out true as gameplay is what matters first to Nintendo, so taking Scalebound's gameplay mechanics and re-purposing them is one of Nintendo's strengths

That game would have been perfect dark.

Yeah true, I had both games but I feel Nintendo stepped away from military shooters, with perfect dark being more syfy shooter and goldeneye more military shooter if that makes any sense. From what I remember is Nintendo weren't too fond of the violence in goldeneye, at least from some of the articles I have read about the Rare/Nintendo days.



mjk45 said:
twintail said:

The only ppl who would actually care are forum dwellers who will make a bigger thing out of it then it really is. Even if your scenario comes to play, it won't affect MS in any real way.

Regardless, most ppl already blame MS for Scalebound being cancelled, and we already know that Platinum had some issues working with MS on the game. So what difference does it make now? you are talking about a sentiment that already exists around the game.

MS doen't need the IP, they just need the ownership to the actual in game assets, which they do and which I doubt they will give up to anyone else.

It simply boils down to the fact that I see a successful outcome of that scenario  being of some small benefit and you don't that's fine , we can't agree on everything.

It is more me questioning how you think that is beneficial to anyone, something I am still not getting from your posts. But it is what it is.

CaptainExplosion said:
JamesGarret said:
I´ll just repeat what others are saying and yeah, Nintendo might as well just buy Platinum at this point.

But how much would that cost?

Also, I found this, making me question the rumor further.

Well I wouldn't say there is much to question.

Lets be honest, are Nintendo actually going to fund a game called Scalebound, a game that has zero clout beyond being a potentially cool game but was cancelled?

A least with Bayonetta and Marvel Alliance we have games that released and had an actual fanbase. Marvel is big atm, and Bayonetta had already been partially funded by SEGA so it was easy pickings for Nintendo who were also have haing W101 being done. I highly doubt MS gives up the assets for the game, and I doubt Nintendo tries to buy them.

ANd Scalebound was originally a wii exclusive with a slightly different look on the same concept. So its pretty easy for Nintendo and Platinum to make a game that is similar to Scalebound (because honestly this happens a the gaming in gaming) and just use an original name instead.

 

So the rumor of it being Scalebound can be both true and not true.



Microsoft is going to need the mother of all generations next gen if this is true. They would have wore out almost all of their good will and trust with many core gamers. Imagine what would happen if Platinum actually was making the game and it landed on the switch as a solid 9 game. Wow....XD



I see no purpose in this, all they have made under MS funding is probably lost, so they have to start from scratch. So unless they want to rub in MS face (doesn't seem likely since they are on amicable terms since crossplay on Minecraft and other ventures) there is no point in using the name, plus the concept is probably also owned by MS. So they have nothing but the name to use.



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CaptainExplosion said:
JamesGarret said:
I´ll just repeat what others are saying and yeah, Nintendo might as well just buy Platinum at this point.

But how much would that cost?

Also, I found this, making me question the rumor further.

Kellems left in March 2017 a month after Scalebound was cancelled so that's almost 2 years ago, this guy wouldn't have even known about Astral Chains let alone any recent attempt to revive Scalebound which insiders say they began hearing about around June last year which is over a year after he left. As he said himself he hasn't talked to anyone at PG since he left so it's hardly anything against the rumour.



I don't want to be THAT guy, but I wouldn't want PG to be bought by Nintendo. Everyone should be able to keep enjoying their games. Babylon and Granblue are 2 games that PS4 is getting that the others aren't. However, PG has a great relationship with Nintendo. It seems like they want to work with Nintendo more than anyone else. Outside of Scalebound, anytime a PG game came out for another platform....there was a different publisher funding the game. Except for Nintendo of course. I wonder why that is.



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mjk45 said:
If MS was clever they instead of having Scalebound's cancellation hanging over their head,they would be better off coming to terms with Nintendo and Platinum were they co publish the game on Switch, they at least gain something viable from the IP, they should make a statement saying they and Nintendo are partnering to bring the game to Switch, that way they maintain control rather than letting these rumors go on and on or worse seeing a Scalebound game whether it's called that or not on Switch with no involvement from them.

Would make MS a lot of favors on their image to publish their exclusive on Switch while cancelling on their own platform.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363


S.T.A.G.E. said:
Microsoft is going to need the mother of all generations next gen if this is true. They would have wore out almost all of their good will and trust with many core gamers. Imagine what would happen if Platinum actually was making the game and it landed on the switch as a solid 9 game. Wow....XD

TO cancel a game that ends up with a 9 while keeping some that got under 70 would be a bad blow.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363