Scalebound was an action RPG being made by Platinum Games and it was a great looking game. It had a Devil May Cry style to it, cooperative play, and huge amazing bosses which are rare now and days. The cancellation had really come to a surprise to the gaming community.
The part that really bothered me was the reason which was to focus on other games. This would be fine if a majority of the games were not sequels. The one game that was not a sequel was Sea Of Thieves. Those sequels have their audiences and the people who wanted those games are going to get an Xbox One or either already have one.
So why write off something with so many positives? Xbox really needs new exclusive games and need them to last to establish characters the way PlayStation and Nintendo have. Also every exclusive gives them another buying point. Brand new games these days are practically being begged for these days.
This was a chance for a new character, series, and fans and maybe they realize that. Maybe not, but I hope Phil Spencer is really sorry about this one because the amount of backlash for this game is already high.
Stay prepared for this year everyone, it is starting out a little shaky.