If Oddworld: New ’n’ Tasty moves 250,000 units those sales will fund a remake of Abe’s Exoddus, while 500,000 units will support a brand new Oddworld game, creator Lorne Lanning told Eurogamer during GDC today.
According to Lanning, he hopes to finally bring the long-planned Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot to life, but does not consider the project ‘anything less than a $5 million title.” As such, he doesn’t want to turn to Kickstarter, through which he believes he could only gather a couple million in funding—enough to redo a game, but not create a brand new one.
“If I’m doing a new Oddworld game, I’m not going to do it for $2 million,” Lanning told Eurogamer. “I might do it for five or six. People keep asking me, ‘Why don’t you Kickstart Oddworld?’ And I’m like, ‘What would I do with a couple million on Kickstarter? On a new Oddworld title?’ Not much. I could redo Exoddus for a couple million. I could do that. But a new title, which means new characters doing new things and controls that are great—that’s where the real time and expenses come from.”
“But no matter what, Exoddus would come first,” he added. “And then we’d get into expansion packs for those titles.”
Oddworld: New ’n’ Tasty is an HD remake of 1997’s Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, the very first installment in Lanning’s offbeat platformer series. Development is being handled by both Oddworld Inhabitants and Just Add Water, the studio behind 2011’s Stranger’s Wrath HD and 2012’s Munch’s Oddysee Hd.