‘Oddworld: Soulstorm’ Will Be an Epic Exclusive
- Developers sent out a tweet explaining why.
- No attacks on fans, or attempts to defend Epic Store.
Oddworld Inhabitants are the latest in a long line of developers to be whisked away by the venerable Mr. Sweeney and his tantalizing checkbook. To their credit, however, these developers have neither attacked their fans nor sung the praises of the Epic Store, as in the case of the developers of Ooblets. Instead, they released the following statement through Twitter:
A message from Lorne: pic.twitter.com/uAvS53i156
— Oddworld (@OddworldInc) August 19, 2019
So quite bluntly, they have admitted that they just needed more money, and papa Tim knew an opportunity when he smelled one. Still, one wonders how it is that a company behind such beloved titles as Abe’s Oddysee, Munch’s Oddysee, and Stranger’s Wrath would be unable to gather sufficient support for their Oddworld-related game when a little-known developer, Untold Games, was able to rebuff the Sween’s advances while making DARQ.
At least we know from the developers of DARQ that the option for non-exclusive funding was most certainly off the table for Oddworld Inhabitants. They were given the choice of money for exclusivity, or no money. So now you’ll find them only on the Epic Store.