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Scalebound delayed to 2017
Scalebound has been delayed until 2017, according to developer PlatinumGames.
The Xbox One exclusive was originally set to release later this year.
“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 immersive features and thrilling gameplay experiences that we have planned.”
-PlatinumGames, Scalebound developer
Several Xbox One exclusives pass 1 million sales
Halo 5: Guardians, Forza Motorsport 6, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, and Rise of the Tomb Raider have each sold over a million copies on the Xbox One, according to a Xbox Wire post.
According to the post, the number of Xbox One gamers playing Microsoft games doubled compared to 2014.
Final Fantasy 15 draws storytelling inspiration from The Last of Us
Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata recently discussed the storytelling goals of Square Enix’s upcoming RPG, calling Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us as inspiration.
“[The studio is aiming to deliver a narrative] where the gameplay and storytelling are really one in the same. It’s important that the story progresses through the gameplay in a very unforced way, in a similar way that it was done with The Last of Us.”
-Hajime Tabata, Final Fantasy XV director
According to the director, a “really big part” of the game centers around the “emotional journey” of Noctis as he goes from “being a young prince in waiting to become the king of the country.”
Final Fantasy XV will also explore the bond Noctis has with his father.
“The car that Noctis and his friends drive through the world is actually the car that he received from his father as a memento. Through that, you sort of see his connection with his father.”
Friendship and love will also play a role in the plot, but Tabata was careful to point out that it won’t “be a love story.” However, the narrative will have “elements of love and romance within the broader story” to convey Noctis’ growth throughout his journey.
Final Fantasy XV is set to launch later this year for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.