Amongst the many amazing things that came out of E3 this week, Oddworld: New N’ Tasty stood out for me because of the hours I put into the several different Oddworld games. I love those games and I’m glad it’s coming back. Sadly however it won’t be making it’s way onto the Xbox 360 or the Xbox One even though it’s ready to.
Oddworld game developer Lorne Lanning told Eurogamer recently that the reason for Abe’s Oddysee: New N’ Tasty won’t be coming to the 360 and the One is because they require a publisher in order to do so.
“For Xbox One they’ve granted us a license for New ‘n’ Tasty! but they still say you need a publisher,” said Lanning. “We don’t have a publisher so we’re not officially on the platform, even though we’re compatible, even though we’ll be ready to do it. Period.”
“Why do we need a publisher when we self-finance our games, we build our own IP, we manage our own IP and we’ve turned nearly two million units online as indie publishers sold – not free downloads? Why? What’s wrong with us?”
It’s a real shame that those of us who are sticking with Microsoft’s consoles have to miss out on such an awesome looking game thanks to what feels like a rather dated requirements.
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