#OneCast Episode 29: Scalebound canceled, Xbox in 2017

Scalebound (Image credit: Xbox)

The latest episode of our Xbox and Microsoft podcast, the OneCast, is now available and accessible through major podcast distribution services. On this week's show, the OneCast crew share their thoughts on Scalebound's cancellation, what this means from Xbox going forward, and our predictions for 2017!

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This week's discussions

  • 00:00:00 - What we've been playing: Battlefield 1, Astroneer
  • 00:15:00 - Scalebound, Games as a Service and shifting gaming trends
  • 00:55:20 - What can we expect from Xbox in 2017?

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Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

  • Remember Sony often announce games years before they actually ever show up. MS will announce Halo 6 and Forza 7 for this holiday. They will showcase the Scorpios power and true 4K native gaming. How do I know this? MS always release Halo and Forza every 2 years. Except when they work on something else. For example. Halo 4 - 5 was 3 years, but that's because they made Halo TMCC for 2014. Forza 4 - 2011. Forza 5 - 2013. Forza 6 - 2015. This year is gonna have loads of Xbox exclusives.
  • Yeah, I'm not worried. I think when you put things into perspective, we've never had it better as Xbox owners. Scalebound just came at an unfortunate time PR-wise.
  • And whether people admit it or not, the internet is full of Sony fans. Let's be honest, the same day Scalebound was cancelled Sony shut down a game studio. Which news should have gathered more traction?
  • I like this pod cast. I listen to it while driving at work.
  • Thanks!
  • We'll have a new episode weekly once again! Thanks for tuning in! (:
  • Don't know how you manage it, and still keep it interesting. Great cast though. You still doing giveaways? Incidentally, be interested to hear your thoughts on some Scorpio related stuff: Do you think 4k and 60fps is possible, do you think games will be much larger, due to higher quality assets? costs? Lastly, can they deliver any possible surprises at E3, seems like we know most of what is coming. I'd like some Surface reveal level surprises.
  • It's just finding time at the moment! End of the year was hectic, but we're trying to focus on this more over the coming months! As for the giveaways, we'll have stuff coming soon (: And as for the Scorpio stuff, we'll likely be discussing this very soon ;) With releases relatively quiet right now, Scorpio is going to become a big part of the podcast as we near launch :P
  • Good podcast, just finished listening. Congratulations on the one year anniversary. Keep at it guys.
  • nice one! I'll be listening to this in gym :)
  • Nooo! Scalebound looked really interesting