Last year Developers Just Add Water reported that they were having a few problems getting their newest Arcade game Oddworld: Strangers Wrath up on the Xbox LIVEArcade. The biggest problem the developers faced was the games file size which exceeded XboxLIVE’s maximum of 2 Gigabytes.
Just Add Water didn’t wait around with them releaseing a PC version of Oddworld and a PS3 version isn’t far behind the PC and sadly it looked as though Xbox 360 owners were going to miss out on a gem of a game.
Luckily there is some good news, Just Add Water have been working tirelessly and managed to chop some memory from the game leaving it at just 1.95 Gigabyte, within Xbox’s size limits. This does mean that some of the games clips have lost some quality in both the audio and visual department all in attempt to give Xbox owners the chance to play the newest Oddworld game.
Despite all that there is still one final, rather large fence to jump, that being publishing. As of yet there is no name on the publishers column of Oddworld. There is a possibility any number of companys will lend a hand be it Atari, Microsoft Studios or EA, but its looking more than likely that Just Add Water will publish the game themselves.
MSXbox World spoke to Stewart Gilray of Just Add Water, who had this to say, “When we found out last year that MS had turned us down for release, we were all shocked, none more so than Lorne (Lanning) at Oddworld HQ. He immediately got on the phone to MS and opened up a dialogue, as such we are making tracks with this and are moving forward. But nothing is certain yet, but we’re confident.”
So keep your eyes peeled and hopefully before to long you’ll be logging onto the LIVE Arcade with an Oddworld: Strangers Wrath banner greeting you.