Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty won’t come to Xbox 360 or Xbox One, Oddworld Inhabitants boss Lorne Lanning has said.
The reason, he continued, is because Microsoft hasn’t changed its policies requiring developers partner with a publisher to release a game on their platform.
“There are those who are looking at next quarter’s profits, and maybe one of these big guys looks like that’s all they’re doing right now,” Lanning told Eurogamer.
“If they’re looking at the world that way, you’ve got the obvious, enormous titles. They’re going to be the big revenue generators. If the company’s purely about profit, profit and profit, they’re looking at those, and then they’re looking at the little guys saying, ‘oh, they only make this much.’ They’re not interested.
“There’s one party that’s making it very clear they’re not interested.”
Oddworld Inhabitants previously spent 15 months trying to get Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD on Xbox LIVE Arcade with no success. On Xbox One, Lanning said they’ve been granted a license for New ‘n’ Tasty, but still require a publisher.
“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?”
Lanning said he would consider partnering with a publisher only if it makes sense in terms of revenue share.
As it stands, New ‘n’ Tasty will see release across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, PC, Mac, and Linux.