Gamers have been hit with some early year bad news; "Scalebound" has been canceled. For those of you who don’t know or remember, "scalebound" was to be an exclusive action RPG for the Xbox One. In the title players were going to be treated to four player co-op (which is still something hugely lacking in the industry) and they were going to be able to form relationships with enormous, and customizable, dragons.

'Scalebound' debuted at the Microsoft E3 conference

First debuted during Microsoft’s E3 conference, the game was built by Platinum Games and to be published by Microsoft Studios.

While many, myself included, found themselves pumped for the over the top character design and kinetic display of action during the debut trailer; we’ve been faced with little to no information regarding the game since then. It only got worse when social media for the game went dark this past September.

What led to the cancellation?

The full details behind the split between Microsoft Studios and Platinum Games are sparse, but it should be noted that Microsoft seems in good spirits after the cancellation. As you can see from the following statement released by Microsoft.

“After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for "Scalebound." 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.

Are there more titles in jeopardy for 2017?

While Microsoft seems to be upbeat and positive about their impending releases for 2017, some have begun worrying about those exclusives as well. "Crackdown 3" is at the top of that list for most, as reports have surfaced there may be some development issues going on behind the scenes.

While I can’t report on any validity of those just yet, I can say "Scalebound’s" cancellation is definitely going to be missed on Xbox One. Below you can check out what might have been, or still could be (I’m looking at you Sony).