Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty E3 Trailer, no release on Microsoft consoles

Oddworld Inhabitants has released a new trailer for the upcoming HD remake of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, entitled Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. The game is currently scheduled to be released on the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Wii U.

It won’t, however, be coming to the Xbox 360 or Xbox One anytime soon. According to Oddworld Inhabitants co-founder Lorne Lanning, it’s because Microsoft stuffed them around with Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath. Microsoft first rejected the game because it exceeded the XBLA size limit, then refused them a slot because they didn’t have a publisher. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Lanning elaborated “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?”

They could actually release the game if they wanted to, Lanning elaborated, stating “For Xbox One they’ve granted us a license for New ‘n’ Tasty! but they still say you need a publisher. 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.”