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Maxis co-founder working on new Oddworld game

Friday, 23rd May 2008 07:11 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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According to this Destructoid report, Maxis co-founder Jeff Braun has confirmed involvement in an upcoming Oddworld game.

“They’re such a talented group of people,” he said of the series’ creator, Oddworld Inhabitants, “and I really trust their ability to create compelling content.”

Braun apparently said the game is “years” away.

The source for this is here, but we couldn’t get it to load.

There hasn’t been an Oddworld title since 2005′s Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath. We seriously though this stuff was dead and buried. Shows what we know.

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  1. Michael

    If it’s not Lorne Lanning, don’t even bother.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I thought they’d quit the whole business?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    Lanning and Sherry are long gone, as far as I’m aware.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Truk

    Yeah, I was under the impression that Oddworld Inhabitants was shut down.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. ecu

    Oddworld Inhabitants never shut down. Lorne Lanning is still with the company, he’s the driving force behind this new project. They left the gaming industry after EA failed to promote the Xbox-only Stranger’s Wrath. They closed their games development team and diverted attention to creating movies, of which we’ve seen nothing of yet. The “we’re not making games anymore” announcement was more of a knee jerk reaction to the commercial failure of their last game, and in 2006 they announced that they were returning to games, and their ideas were in the planning stages. I believe their current business focus is game/movie cross IP’s.

    The statement that Braun made yesterday that the game would feature “cinematic quality on a ’1 to 1 scale’ to that of computer-generated motion pictures” was as much of a hint towards their current plans than just a simple comparison. I believe they are trying to create a game that looks as good as the CGI movie that will coincide with it.

    #5 6 years ago