The loss of Scalebound
hurts, as evidenced by many of the comments in our story
of the game's cancellation. It's clear that many were eager to play the Platinum title, especially after such a long development cycle. Reports are conflicting regarding what held the title back for so long, but it's certain that long dev cycle played into its cancellation for some reason -- probably several reasons, in all honesty. It hurts the Xbox One's 2017 outlook as brand exclusives are a selling point for many. Without Scalebound
there do exist, as Microsoft was so quick to remind us, several other titles are still coming exclusively to the Xbox as a console exclusive.
Whether it's Rare's Sea of Thieves
, Undead Labs' State of Decay 2
, Reagent's long awaited Crackdown 3
, or something else entirely, what still has your hopes up for the year ahead on the Xbox brand? Let us know in this week's poll!