Scott Pilgrim vs. The World may possibly see the light again after an eyebrow-raising tweet from developer Ubisoft.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is one of the beloved indie titles of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 generation of gaming. The game seems to have a cult following especially after it was delisted from digital stores back in 2014 without ever getting a physical release. Ubisoft never spoke on the record behind the reasoning of the delisting, but a popular theory is due to licensing issues with it being based on a graphic novel of the same name. For years now we have had no news about the title ever making a comeback until yesterday where we got an ambiguous tweet from the developer.
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) May 21, 2020
Yesterday, The Academy of Motion Pictures held a watch party of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World where members of the cast, Mr. Wright himself, as well as the creator of the graphic novel Bryan Lee O’Malley, live-tweeted during the event. Partway through the viewing, O’Malley tweeted out “bring back the scott pilgrim game,” which lead to Ubisoft replying with a simple “thinking” emote. This brought fans to speculate that maybe something is in the works or maybe Ubisoft is currently thinking about bringing the game back and hopefully for good this time around.
Back in 2016, O’Malley also stated “my #1 goal in life is to get the Scott Pilgrim video game rereleased. give me time.” It seems that since then he hasn’t had much luck in achieving that goal.
There is really no telling where Ubisoft’s head is at on the matter so for those fans out there I’d keep my expectations in check. I do hope it does come back as it is a game of interest for me that I unfortunately never got to play as well as many others. At this point all we can do is wait and see what Ubisoft does.