Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee Will Be More Than Just An HD Update

Recently, there has been a renewed interest in the ‘Oddworld’ in which Abe resides, which has lead to various projects based upon the classic franchise emerging from the depths. One such project, an Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee game in development by Just Add Water, has recently been revealed to have taken the dangerous leap from a HD reskin to a full remake.

This change was revealed through a post made on the Oddworld Inhabitants Facebook page, which reads:

“OK, so here’s the skinny on Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee We decided to reboot it, not just an HD update to the original PSone title, this is a new game. It will be getting it’s first public showing later this year, with a release date of next summer (2013).”

Following this post, Stewart Gilray (part of the development team behind the project) told VG247:

“We are re-making Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, however we didn’t want the impression to be that we were just doing a port of the PSone title with higher res art. We are starting from scratch on this one, using the original as the blueprint for the game. So technically it’s not a new game, but a from-the-ground-up remake.”

As someone who only managed to vicariously witness the wonder that was the original Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, I’m excited to see this diverse franchise being brought back to life for new and nostalgic gamers alike.

Are any of you fans of Abe, and what do you think a ‘real’ remake will bring to the game that a reskin couldn’t?