Oddworld Offer An Update For New ‘n’ Tasty On PS3, Vita, PC, Wii U And Xbox One

The Oddworld inhabitants have given further details for New ‘n’ Tasty on multiple formats and the short version is ‘you’re going to have wait a bit longer.’

PS Vita and PS3 versions

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Fitting the expansive worlds of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty into the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita has proved to be something of a challenge. The relatively limited RAM available to us has meant we’re having to break down some of the huge scrolling areas seen in the PC and PS4 versions whilst ensuring we retain the same great gameplay.

In addition, many of the visual effects, lighting and animation are not currently at the fidelity level we’d be happy with, so there’s still some work to do in this area. We’re keen to have the PS3 version running smoothly at 720p and the PS Vita version at its native resolution, but this isn’t without some degree of difficulty.

Xbox One version

Development on the Xbox One version is still in its early stages. We envisage a relatively short window before the game is ready for release, however, and expect the game to feature the same great visual and gameplay standards seen on the PlayStation 4 version.

Wii U version

Many of the optimizations currently being worked on for the PS3 and PS Vita versions will be used on the Wii U version, so we’re dependent on those being completed. There is also specific functionality in Unity that isn’t currently supported on Wii U. All in all, we have considerable work to do on this particular version.

PC, Mac & Linux Versions

We’re not quite finished with ensuring the game is fully optimised for all hardware, and have at least a couple of months left before release. We don’t currently have a recommended spec but we can confirm there are graphics setting sliders in the game, along with controller support and rebindable keys.

We may be looking to run a closed, private beta of the Steam release of New ‘n’ Tasty in the near future. We’ll have news on this soon.

The team also state that Munch’s Oddysee HD for PlayStation Vita is in the final stages of QA at Sony, so should be out soon.

Source: Oddworld

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3 Comments

  1. Great news, very happy to see these games heading to Vita, that’s what I want to play them on.

  2. Not sure if I like what I’m hearing of the Wii U version. For one, it has twice the RAM of the PS3 and it’s all in one pool. And it has a considerably better graphicscard than the PS3. But I fear it may be held back by their wording here.

    They previously mentioned having issues fitting it on the basic model, with just 8GB (of which 4-5 is available). But this shouldn’t be a concern as every Wii U owner interested in digital releases either have the 32GB model or, like me, an external harddrive. The eShop doesn’t even let you buy a game you can’t fit.

  3. its so weird how they’re still making games for the last generation consoles. It never happened in the PS2 era. Just seems to create more work for them

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