Production of action game Scalebound has reportedly been terminated

Microsoft has terminated the production of Scalebound, one of the Xbox One's most eagerly-awaited video games, emerging reports suggest.  

Scalebound, which started life as a single-player spree through a dream world of dragons and monsters, was first revealed by director Hideki Kamiya at Microsoft's E3 press conference in 2014.

According to Eurogamer, the pressure of the project's heavy workload forced a number of key members of the Scalebound development team to step away last year; and when they returned, the game was well behind schedule and the company decided not to move forward.

The game had been in the works for the last many years, and was being developed by Japan-based Platinum Games Studio, which produced fast-paced action games like Bayonetta and Vanquish.

Platinum is now working with Square Enix to develop action-RPG Nier: Automata, which is expected to be launched on 7th of March on Sony PlayStation 4.

Xbox One fans can now wit for some other big exclusive titles, such as Halo Wars 2, Sea of Thieves, and the open-world action game Crackdown 3.