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One thing is for sure, if it is in development, we won't see it for years. Up until a few weeks ago Platinum's 206 devs were developing 4 different games; Astral Chain, Bayo 3, Babylon's Fall, and Granblue. Platinum finished their work on Granblue just a few weeks ago, so maybe that team is now moving on to work on a Scalebound reboot, but if that is the case I wouldn't expect to see it release before late 2021 or 2022, as they would need to start from scratch since MS owns all existing Scalebound assets.



Pinkie_pie said:
Xbox fans wouldnt be happy thats for sure.

Speaking as an Xbox fan, assuming this is all true...

In one way it feels MS dropped the ball on this game. However, the game isn't necessarily a great fit as a Xbox exclusive either so I could kinda understand why MS would give up on it. I mean the likelihood of this being a profitable game for Xbox always felt low, whether or not the critics enjoyed it.

If this game has to be exclusive, Switch or PS4 makes more sense. The best case scenario would be its a game Xbox and Switch are sharing.



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One thing is for sure, if it is in development, we won't see it for years. Up until a few weeks ago Platinum's 206 devs were developing 4 different games; Astral Chain, Bayo 3, Babylon's Fall, and Granblue. Platinum finished their work on Granblue just a few weeks ago, so maybe that team is now moving on to work on a Scalebound reboot, but if that is the case I wouldn't expect to see it release before late 2021 or 2022, as they would need to start from scratch since MS owns all existing Scalebound assets.

Astral Chain is slated to release at the end of August, perhaps work on it is mostly done and it is that team is moving on to this. 



As I said in the article, why?

The game looked bad. I don't see why they'd want it.



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I hear that people close to Platinum Games said the folks over there "don't know what is going on with Scalebound".
But I don't know how old this information is.
Though that made some people speculate that maybe Platinum are not the ones working on it. But that would be even stranger than this rumor.

If Nintendo end up with Scalebound and call it the same thing, that would be quite interesting to say the least.
But now that this rumor is getting so much attention, I feel it takes away the impact of a potential surprise announcement.

By the way, is anything stopping MS from registering the trademark again?

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*reads the title* Must be a joke.

*sees the article* Maybe it's not.



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twintail said:
mjk45 said:

 I agree with what your saying , but my assessment is from what I see best for MS minus a backlash from some fans,t hey  basically leave it up to Nintendo and Platinum to make the game but in return for clearing all legal avenues and handing over assets  they co publish , like you said the ball would be in the Nintendo Platinum court and they may have a new vision for the game story and character and design wise since they would be the only assets of interest related to Xbox . Then again if you don't try you get nothing so they might as well negotiate.

Or the game is just not called Scalebound and in fact uses the original premise of a girl and her dragon when the game was intended as a wii exclusive.

Nintendo is not going to involve MS in the slightest. 

LIke I said before , Nintendo and Platinum may have a new vision or like you stated go back to the original , it's just  playing with hypotheticals and mine has to do with MS approaching the others being their best option with the emphasis on MS that's why I ended with if you don't try you get nothing, then again my ideal would be for  a reality TV show called Who's Scalebound is it anyway. the contestants building the game each one wanted. with each week having contests like surviving a real life donkey kong level, with prizes like extra staff,development money etc and penalties like having to fit in and make it seamless, Kojima  scripting 30 min of your game without him knowing what it is about, the show would be a ratings winner and the winning game would surely be the greatest Scalebound ever at that point in time.



mjk45 said:
twintail said:

Or the game is just not called Scalebound and in fact uses the original premise of a girl and her dragon when the game was intended as a wii exclusive.

Nintendo is not going to involve MS in the slightest. 

LIke I said before , Nintendo and Platinum may have a new vision or like you stated go back to the original , it's just  playing with hypotheticals and mine has to do with MS approaching the others being their best option with the emphasis on MS that's why I ended with if you don't try you get nothing, then again my ideal would be for  a reality TV show called Who's Scalebound is it anyway. the contestants building the game each one wanted. with each week having contests like surviving a real life donkey kong level, with prizes like extra staff,development money etc and penalties like having to fit in and make it seamless, Kojima  scripting 30 min of your game without him knowing what it is about, the show would be a ratings winner and the winning game would surely be the greatest Scalebound ever at that point in time.

You ms hypothetical doesn't really make much sense though. 

At least i don't see how it benefits them in any way



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twintail said:
mjk45 said:

LIke I said before , Nintendo and Platinum may have a new vision or like you stated go back to the original , it's just  playing with hypotheticals and mine has to do with MS approaching the others being their best option with the emphasis on MS that's why I ended with if you don't try you get nothing, then again my ideal would be for  a reality TV show called Who's Scalebound is it anyway. the contestants building the game each one wanted. with each week having contests like surviving a real life donkey kong level, with prizes like extra staff,development money etc and penalties like having to fit in and make it seamless, Kojima  scripting 30 min of your game without him knowing what it is about, the show would be a ratings winner and the winning game would surely be the greatest Scalebound ever at that point in time.

You ms hypothetical doesn't really make much sense though. 

At least i don't see how it benefits them in any way

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.