The possibility of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD
being released on Xbox 360 has been in the gaming news over the last couple of days following a comment by Alf on the official Oddworld Inhabitants website. Eurogamer quickly noticed Alf’s comment
with a story declaring that Stranger on 360 had been completely ruled out.
Alf’s message, a response to a commenter asking when Stranger HD would be published on Xbox 360
, originally read:
The boat has really passed on that one. We’re winding up development on Stranger’s Wrath HD and Munch’s Oddysee HD. Blame Microsoft for not letting us publish on Xbox 360.
However, it has subsequently been altered to read:
The boat has really passed on Microsoft publishing it. We’re talking to third party publishers about publishing Stranger’s Wrath HD on Xbox 360.
Eurogamer’s article sparked a number of gaming news sites to carry the story, including Shacknews
However, speaking to both Eurogamer
, Stewart Gilray clarified that Just Add Water is still talking to two US publishers who could potentially publish Stranger HD
on Xbox 360.
While far from confirmation of a 360 port, both follow-up articles mention that an Xbox release now would require additional content exclusive to Microsoft’s platform, content Gilray says is “already mapped out.”