Earlier this year, the highly anticipated Xbox One and PC via Windows 10 game from Platinum Games, Scalebound, was officially canceled in a statement from Microsoft. Platinum Games apologized for the cancellation and we haven't heard too much since then.
Though the recently released NieR: Automata is pretty incredible, it appears as though Platinum Games is not done taking hits. Producer JP Kellams has decided to leave Platinum Games after having been involved with Scalebound's production since its pitch to Microsoft.
"15 years ago, I came to Japan to fulfill my childhood dream of making games with my heroes," Kellams wrote on Instagram. "No matter how hard the day, I always walked into the office in awe of the creativity around me, and with the joy that working with each and every one of my coworkers brought me. It is hard to say goodbye to them, to PlatinumGames, and to Japan. Yet, embracing new challenges is part of my DNA, and after almost 10 years of working with the team (more with my Capcom/Clover days), it is time to move on to new challenges that I'm excited to share soon. I'll be forever grateful to all people who have touched this journey, because they've shaped who I am."
It's unclear if the cancellation of Scalebound had any sway on Kellams' decision to leave Platinum Games or if it was simply time to move on.
Either way, best of luck to Kellams on his future endeavors.