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Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

Care to see a remake of Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus? Then buy the upcoming remake of Abe’s Odyssey, otherwise known as Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty.

Lorne Lanning confirmed to Eurogamer at GDC today that selling 250,000 copies of New ‘n’ Tasty will secure funding for an Abe’s Exoddus remake. And at 500,000 copies, a brand new Oddworld game will be possible.

He said:

“I don’t think it’s anything less than a $5 million title. So to Kickstart it I think would be a little deceptive and a risk. But if we sell half a million copies [of New ‘n’ Tasty], that’s not going to be a problem.”

“If I’m doing a new Oddworld game, I’m not going to do it for $2 million. I might do it for five or six. People keep asking me, ‘Why don’t you Kickstart Oddworld? You could get at least $1 or $2 million.’ And I’m like ‘What would I do with a couple million on Kickstarter? On a new Oddworld title?’ Not much. I could redo Exoddus for a couple million. I could do that. But a new title, which means new characters doing new things and controls that are great – that’s where the real time and expenses come from.”

“If you already have the game and you’re just doing a conversion, it’s easier. From scratch, I don’t think we could do an Oddworld title for a couple million dollars.”

Game Informer has obtained a few more details about Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty from Just Add Water studio head Stewart Gilray. More screenshots from the game have appeared as well.

You can find the new content below, plus quotes from Gilray over at Game Informer.

– Rebuilt from the ground up
– Only about 2 textures from the original game
– Art is 99% done
– Built in Unity
– Remake was originally made with a different engine
– When the game was delayed from fall 2013 to spring 2014, the team had been using Unity for 9 months
– PlayStation versions will begin testing in the next week or two; PC/Mac/Linux version to follow a month later, Wii U after

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty was given a new spring 2014 release window on PlayStation systems earlier today. But what about other platforms, like Wii U? Oddworld Inhabitants has confirmed that other versions will follow “shortly” after the PlayStation releases.


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