Platinum Games has issued a statement regarding the cancellation of the Microsoft published Scalebound, which had been set to launch for Xbox One and Windows 10 later this year.

President and CEO Kenichi Sato wrote: "We’re sorry to say that on January 9, 2017, Microsoft Studios announced the cancellation of Scalebound. We are very disappointed things ended up this way, especially since we know many of our fans were looking forward to this game as much as we were.

"Going forward, we will strive to continue delivering high-quality games to you, starting with NieR:Automata in March, and including products like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER in the future."

Sato concluded: "We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support!"

The statement suggests Platinum won't be continuing with Scalebound development under a new publisher.

Posting earlier this week on Twitter, Xbox boss Phil Spencer described the cancellation of Scalebound as a "difficult decision", but one which Xbox believes "is better for Xbox gamers".

Source: Platinum Games