Xbox One exclusive Scalebound has been delayed until 2017, developer PlatinumGames has confirmed, stating that the decision was made "in order to deliver on our ambitious vision and ensure that [the game] lives up to expectations."

The announcement came in a blog post on Platinum's website which says: "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."

Scalebound was announced at Microsoft's E3 press conference in 2014, and more recently showed up with its first gameplay footage during their press conference at Gamescom in August 2015.

The game is an action RPG which casts players as Drew in the fantasy world of Draconis, which is inhabited by enormous dragons. One of these dragons - Thuban - fights alongside Drew. Players will be able to issue orders to the dragon and fight with them alongside other players co-operatively.

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