Head boss of Xbox, Phil Spencer, made a com­ment on the recent can­cel­la­tion of one Xbox One and PC  exclu­sive, “Scale­bound.

He post­ed his response to the can­cel­la­tion on a Twit­ter post say­ing the deci­sion was “dif­fi­cult”, but he does believe it will be bet­ter over­all for Xbox play­ers. Spencer con­tin­ued, show­ing faith in the games Microsoft has in its line-up for 2017. Below is the Tweet and Spencer’s response:

The offi­cial announce­ment of Scalebound’s can­cel­la­tion came yes­ter­day Jan­u­ary 9th, when Microsoft released a sim­i­lar state­ment to Spencer’s:

After care­ful delib­er­a­tion, Microsoft Stu­dios has come to the deci­sion to end pro­duc­tion for Scale­bound,” a spokesper­son said. “We’re work­ing hard to deliv­er an amaz­ing line­up of games to our fans this year, includ­ing Halo Wars 2, Crack­down 3, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, and oth­er great expe­ri­ences.”

Since it was announced, videos of Scale­bound have been removed or become inac­ces­si­ble from Xbox’s Youtube chan­nel. Pri­or to the can­cel­la­tion announce­ment, the Scale­bound web­site page on Xbox had been removed; now if you vis­it it you get redi­rect­ed to the main home­page.

The games devel­op­er, Plat­inum Games, has not said whether it will con­tin­ue with­out sup­port from Microsoft. Plat­inum is also releas­ing Nier: Automa­ta, on March 7, on PS4 and PC lat­er in 2017. There is cur­rent­ly a demo for the game, which you can grab for free, here.