2015 was the year many games got pushed back. As studios spend more time and money to build bigger and more elaborate worlds, it is only inevitable that the tied deadlines they set for themselves may slip. It seems Platinum games are not immune to this, with their Xbox One exclusive Scalebound slipping to 2017.
On an entry on the Platinum games official blog, the developer outlined that "In order to deliver on our ambitious vision and ensure that Scalebound lives up to expectations, we will be launching the game in 2017"
First announced at a Microsoft press conference, the game directed by Hideki Kamiya, known for Devil May Cry, will take players to the world of Draconis where players will take control of Drew, who is accompanied by a dragon called Thuban. Unlike previous Platinum projects, Scalebound will focus on graphics and RPG elements rather than a purely action-based experience. Platinum promises more details about the game to come later in 2016, with a better look at the world, gameplay and overall experience coming then.
This sort of delay is not unheard of, and with such a complex title, it is no surprise they want to take their time to deliver a polished product. With games only getting more complex as time goes on, this trend will continue.