Oddworld: Soulstorm will be an Epic Games Store exclusive Lorne Lanning of Oddworld Inhabitants has confirmed. In a statement released on Twitter Lorne confirmed that the reason for the decision to go exclusive was due to finances. Oddworld Inhabitants has been self-financing the development of Oddworld: Soulstorm but that hasn’t been enough, and more financial assistance was required, which Epic provided via an advance in sales revenue.
A message from Lorne: pic.twitter.com/uAvS53i156
— Oddworld (@OddworldInc) August 19, 2019
Oddworld: Soulstorm was originally announced in 2016 during GDC. In 2017 the title sequence was released for Oddworld: Soulstorm. However, it wasn’t until this year that a cinematic teaser was released, followed by a gameplay teaser. The game itself is a reimagining of 1998’s Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus but is also a sequel to Oddworld New N Tasty, which itself was a remake of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee.
Oddworld: Soulstorm is set to be released in 2020 for consoles, and obviously, PC via the Epic Games Store.