Oddworld Inhabitants revealed – a couple of minutes ago – at Eurogamer Expo the HD remake of Abe’s Oddysee. Before jumping to early conclusions, this is not a simple HD version of the Playstation 1 version. This is a full 3D platform game (played via a 2D perspective) in which players will be able to explore the backgrounds of it.
Oddworld Inhabitants also revealed that Abe’s Oddysee HD is a reality thanks to the growth of digital distribution. The company stated that a small team can be viable thanks to the digital distribution, something that could not happen a few years ago. Not only that, but according to Oddworld Inhabitants, only 50% of the sales are coming from the retail versions of their games. That applies to both PC and – current and next generation – consoles.
Abe’s Oddysee HD is currently at pre-alpha stage and looked gorgeous. The game – even at this early stage – can be played at 60fps on the PC, and will feature new puzzles.
Abe’s Oddysee HD is planned for a September 2013 release on PC, XBLA and PSN (for both PS3 and PSVita).
We’ve also included below the entire presentation of the game, courtesy of Eurogamer.
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