Despite its cancellation by Microsoft last year, Scalebound might yet still see the light of day, according to a recent trademark extension for the IP.
As reported by SumosXbox. On May 3rd, Microsoft renewed the rights to the IP for Scalebound, leading to speculation that the game might still be in development.
At the moment, the Redmond-based company has yet to release a statement, but it is strongly believed Microsoft will release information soon regarding a possible revival of Scalebound.
As you can see with the image below, Scalebound had its trademark rights extended for a second time on May 3rd, 2017. Further examination of the document shows the IP to be currently active, which, considering its apparent demise, would be extremely unlikely. Unless of course, Microsoft were hopeful of reviving the IP and have since handed off the reigns to a new studio.
Furthermore, known insider X-Rays took to Twitter earlier today to confirm that Scalebound is very much alive. The insider informs us that Platinum Games is no longer involved with the development of Scalebound but rather, a studio closer to Microsoft. He also goes on to say that the game will be a reboot, meaning that Scalebound would be developed from the ground up, erasing all of PG’s work.
Insider Report: Do you remember Scalebound? Development is resumed, led by and entrusted to an important "close" MS team. Info soon!
— X-Rays ♏ (@XRays_Insider) May 18, 2017
Of course, at this time this is all pure speculation. However, with Microsoft having a second extension granted for the IP, we could see Scalebound return in the future.