Platinum Games has revealed that their upcoming major Xbox One exclusive Scalebound has been delayed to 2017.

While this is indeed unfortunate news this puts Scalebound in an amusing position of already being the first game to be delayed to 2017 for the year. We all know delays are expected and this one is sure to hurt those looking forward to the game but hopefully we will be rewarded with a better game, this game was very much expected for the Xbox One after first being revealed at Gamescon 2015, this was one of the years biggest games. This delay is being used to provide more polish to the upcoming game as revealed by Platinum Games in the following message:

“Development on the game is going well and we’re really happy with how it’s coming together,” Platinum wrote on their site. “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.

Lucky for Microsoft they still have enough big games coming for their console in 2016 that the loss of Scalebound will not make a big deal. Either way come forward Scalebound and collect your reward for first major delay, go you.