Scalebound production company PlatinumGames have delayed the release date of their upcoming Xbox One exclusive until 2017.
Here is an excerpt from the official PlatinumGames statement about the delay:
“Development on the game is going well and we’re really happy with how it’s coming together. Scalebound is one of the biggest games PlatinumGames has ever created: an epic adventure filled with exploration and fantasy gameplay, inventive multiplayer, and action-packed battles on an unbelievable scale – all set in a beautiful and evolving world. It’s the game our team has always dreamed of making.
In order to deliver on our ambitious vision and ensure that Scalebound lives up to expectations, we will be launching the game in 2017. This will give us the time needed to bring to life all the innovative features and thrilling gameplay experiences that we have planned.”
Although video game delays are disappointing for gamers, it should not be a surprise anymore that this happens. Delays happen regularly. Nintendo delayed Star Fox Zero and Zelda Wii U until 2016. Nintendo did the same thing before when they delayed Zelda: Skyward Sword from 2010 to 2011. Another Xbox exclusive Quantum Break, was delayed at least twice, from 2014 to 2015 and recently to 2016. Some of the longest delays have been Duke Nukem Forever (with its 12-year development period) and The Last Guardian (with an ongoing 7+ years of development).
Regardless of the delays, many believe that it’s better to have a delayed release and have a better game, than to have it rushed and incomplete. Including Quantum Break and Scalebound, Xbox One has an interesting bunch of exclusive titles coming in the next year; just try not to be disappointed if other games get delayed as well.
Here is a video showing gameplay from many of these upcoming exclusive Xbox One games:
Here is another video showing off gameplay from Scalebound: