Scalebound — an action role-playing game where the player battles enemies with their dragon companion — has been delayed till 2017. Developer Platinum Games posted the following on their website:

“As we enter into 2016, we want to provide you with an update on Scalebound, the upcoming Xbox One-exclusive action-RPG that lets you fight alongside a fearsome dragon named Thuban.

Development on the game is going well and we’re really happy with how it’s coming together. Scalebound is one of the biggest games PlatinumGames has ever created: an epic adventure filled with exploration and fantasy gameplay, inventive multiplayer, and action-packed battles on an unbelievable scale – all set in a beautiful and evolving world. It’s the game our team has always dreamed of making.

In order to deliver on our ambitious vision and ensure that Scalebound lives up to expectations, we will be launching the game in 2017. This will give us the time needed to bring to life all the innovative features and thrilling gameplay experiences that we have planned.

We know you’re excited to see more and thank you for your patience. Scalebound is a truly special project that’s been several years in the making, and we are very proud and inspired by all the work our team has done so far.

We will be sharing more about our vision for Scalebound later this year and can’t wait to give you a closer look at the world of Draconis and the incredible creatures and experiences we’re building.”

Though it is unfortunate that Scalebound will be delayed, this is the nature of the industry. However, Xbox One owners have a ton of other exclusives to look forward to in 2016, including Gears of War 4, Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, ReCore and Quantum Break. Let’s just hope that there aren’t any more unforseen delays.

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Alexander Perepechko is a Writer for Gamer Professionals. He graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. His love of video games dates all the way back to the Sega Genesis and his all-time favorite game, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Interested in all things technology and video games, Alex is always interested in furthering his knowledge and communicating his ideas on video games, the sciences, and technology.

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