Scale­bound­’s devel­op­er, Plat­inum Games, has released an offi­cial  state­ment regard­ing Microsoft recent can­cel­la­tion. The Xbox One and PC exclu­sive was announced being can­celled Jan­u­ary 9th, and today, Plat­inum has final­ly said a few words. Very few words.

The state­ment giv­en was by the pres­i­dent of the com­pa­ny, Kenichi Sato, and it gives no infor­ma­tion as to why Scale­bound was can­celled in the first place. It does, how­ev­er, apol­o­gize to the fans for the wait and dis­ap­point­ment :

We’re sor­ry to say that on Jan­u­ary 9, 2017, Microsoft Stu­dios announced the can­cel­la­tion of Scale­bound. We are very dis­ap­point­ed things end­ed up this way, espe­cial­ly since we know many of our fans were look­ing for­ward to this game as much as we were.

Going for­ward, we will strive to con­tin­ue deliv­er­ing high-qual­i­ty games to you, start­ing with NieR:Automata in March, and includ­ing prod­ucts like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER in the future.

We will keep work­ing hard to meet your expec­ta­tions and we look for­ward to your con­tin­ued sup­port!”

Hide­ki Kamiya was direc­tor of Scale­bound and rumors are around that he has been plan­ning to take some time off for his men­tal health since the can­cel­la­tion. How­ev­er, Kamiya indi­cat­ed via Twit­ter this was def­i­nite­ly not the case, and apol­o­gized for the recent events:

Refer­ring to the rumors of his men­tal health, he replied with a wit­ty com­ment:

Xbox head Phil Spencer com­ment­ed on the can­cel­la­tion a few days ago say it was a “dif­fi­cult one” but would be “bet­ter [for] Xbox gamers.” You can see more on that response in this arti­cle.

Plat­inum Games has not men­tioned if it will con­tin­ue to work on Scale­bound with­out the sup­port of Microsoft, but from the looks of the lat­est state­ments, the chances are slim. Neir: Automa­ta is the next title from the devel­op­er, which launch­es lat­er on PS4 March 7, and lat­er this year for PC. You can grab a free demo, here