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Oddworld head honcho says a remake of Abe's Exoddus is on the way

Oddworld Inc. co-founder Lorne Lanning, says that a remake of the legendary PS1 classic Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus is the 'next logical one to go into production'. I agree.

Following the reception of Abe's Oddysee's 'New n' Tasty' remake, it certainly makes sense!

"That's the next logical one to go into production, so we're planning that now."

I am currently in the process of reviewing Oddworld: New n' Tasty, but to preface, the Unity engine ground-up remake is as meticulous as it is beautiful. Scenes that were previously pre-rendered static backgrounds find new life on the back of Unity, modern lighting and effects, fully 3d backgrounds and contemporary physics. For Abe's Exoddus' remake to receive the same dedication would be a welcome treat.

Speaking with the Kinda Funny twitch team, Oddworld mastermind Lorne Lanning described the future for the odd IP, stating that if Exoddus is a success as well, that Oddworld could see completely fresh 'Triple A' releases in the future.

"Once we do that, then I think we're in a position where we can actually afford new, triple-A-class content from Oddworld IP. I have to figure out a way to deliver a smaller portion to the audience earlier — which is really sort of the newer models, anyway — and make sure it's as good as the quality that they're expecting."

Oddworld: New n' Tasty has sold a whopping 24 million copies across all platforms thus far, a figure which hopefully bodes well for the future of the franchise. Lorne has been critical of Microsoft in the past over the handling of the original Xbox timed exclusives Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee and Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath, but thankfully both Oddworld Inc and Microsoft seem to have a renewed relationship owing to the arrival of Oddworld: New n' Tasty on Xbox One.

Stay tuned for my review of Oddworld: New n' Tasty, but in all honestly, if you're a fan of puzzle platformers you should probably just go and buy it right now (opens in new tab).

Update: Official announcement

Source: Kinda Funny via IGN

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16 Comments
  • Awesome!
  • Patiently waiting for their last game to be available in Australia first. Hopefully soon once it's got a rating
  • Seems like games are kinda hard to pass through certification there?
  • They are a bit tougher on certain things. Although I'm not too sure what the hold up was with this game, not like it's a horror game or anything. Haha
  • Is that what the holdup is... grrr. I've been trying to find out information on the Aussie release of 'New n Tasty'. I'm with you - hopefully soon we gets it.
  • i switched my account to usa, brought a usa xbox code, and brought it that way. then switched back to australia and downloaded it.
  • Strangers wrath
  • Would love a version of this on the phone
  • That'd be sweet, and thanks to Unity its entirely feasible.
  • I bought the original Xbox, and always intended to buy an abe game. Weirdly, I never got around to it. I seem to think I played a demo, but wasn't keen. Gonna have to make an effort to catch this when it goes on sale.
  • Sweet!!! I love me some oddworld.
    Question though.. Why was new-n-tasty $29.99 on PS4 and $19.99 on Xbox One?
  • Funny you mentioned that, I had noticed that the was a difference in pricing for other games. Although Xbox was more expensive that time.
  • I loved the original Abe's Odyssey, and it seems they butchered a ton of things in the remake, so I guess this sequel will be very similar Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Like what?
  • I fondly remember playing Munches Odyssey. It was different, fun and odd.
  • For some reason with Oddworld:New n Tasty making its way to the consoles... I'm thinking wouldn't it be awesome to get a reboot/rebuild of Lemmings! That was kinda fun too. Maybe nostalgia is kickin in.