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Microsoft has confirmed it has ceased production on 'Scalebound'.

The dragon brawler video game from Platinum Games - which brought 'Bayonetta' and Microsoft Studios - has been totally wiped out by the corporation.

The firm issued an official statement, which said: "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound."

After four years of development the game failed to secure a release date, instead its release date delays led to its full cancellation - a move which has surprised the gaming world.

Microsoft has already wiped all trace of 'Scalebound' from its Xbox YouTube page following the news with any web links connected on Twitter now unavailable.

Fans have since called upon Sony and Nintendo to take on the game and release it on PlayStation 4 or the upcoming Nintendo Switch.

It's not the first time another game console firm has stepped in to save a video game from extinction.

Nintendo picked up 'Bayonetta 2' from Platinum Games in order to bring it to the Wii U as an exclusive after its development was abandoned.

'Scalebound' was expected to be an action role-playing game with four player co-op.

Gamers would have played the role of Drew; a young man thrown into the world of Draconis where he forms a strong bond with a customisable dragon named Thuban.

Despite this latest cancellation, Microsoft has a strong line up of Xbox One exclusive games, which are expected to land this year.

They confirmed: "We're working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves and other great experiences."

But aside from those four titles, just 'Halo Wars 2' has a confirmed release date, it launches on February 21.