Developer Inti Creates has announced that they have cancelled the Xbox One version Gal Gun returned.
The reason why the Xbox One version was cancelled is to ensure consistency on the platform, because the game has been reviewed by Microsoft, and Inti Creates discussed the release of the version with the platform owner.
This may mean that Microsoft wants to cut its content before it is officially released on Xbox. Inti Creates decided to cancel the version because they want to keep the same content on all platforms.
Inti Creates said in the statement: “As a replica of the original Gal Gun, we want to work hard to ensure that we are loyal to the spirit of the first product in the Gal Gun series.”
They added: “Although the development of the Xbox version is complete and the ROM host is being reviewed, after fruitful discussions with Microsoft, it is clear that we will not be able to ensure the consistency of the experience on all platforms.”
Gal Gun returns It was still launched for Nintendo Switch in Japan on January 28, 2021, followed by Western release on Nintendo Switch and Windows PC (via Steam) on February 12.