Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty will be arriving on Xbox One and Playstation 3 sometime during March 2015, according to the Oddworld website, allowing players of those systems to catch up to those who had been playing it on the Playstation 4 when it was released during summer last year.
The game is a ground-up remake of 2D platformer game Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee for the Playstation, which was released in 1997, to cult status and critical acclaim for its novel gameplay, graphical excellence and compelling musical score; Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty debuted on Playstation 4 systems back in July 2014, and now, it's coming to a wide range of new platforms so that more players can delve into the eponymously-odd title.
Shortly before the release on consoles, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty will also be made available on Steam as of February 25th 2015, giving PC, Mac and Linux players access to the game; and, although there has not been an official release date announced for the Wii U and Playstation Vita versions of Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, there have been assurances that work is still underway to tailor the game specifically for those systems, which requires a substantial amount of additional work on the part of development team Just Add Water:
All versions will take advantage of the post-launch improvements and tweaks made to the PlayStation 4 version (including the fan-requested ‘old school’ control settings), feature the same celebrated QuikSave and QuikLoad functions and of course offer a full rack of achievements and online leaderboards for speedrunners, and cloud saves on Steam.
We’ll have details on the pre-purchase offer, date, features and specs for the Windows, Mac and Linux versions soon. However, we’re happy to announce that on Steam, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty will be available for $20 / £15 / €20, with a further 10% discount on pre-purchases.
Work continues on the Wii U and PlayStation Vita versions. Converting our bespoke code, physics, highly detailed art assets and complex audio engines for the two formats from the PlayStation 4 and PC base continues to present engineering challenges relating to performance and memory, but recent progress is encouraging as we strive to make every iteration of New ‘n’ Tasty the perfect fit for the platform.
You can keep up to date with the latest information about Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty – such as what's included with pre-orders of the game, and when you'll be able to put your pre-orders in – over at the OddWorld main site.