JAW talking to “two or three” publishers for Stranger’s Wrath XBLA

Friday, 17 February 2012 15:11 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Just Add Water has gone “dry” in regards to the Xbox Live Arcade version of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath being published by Microsoft or self-published, studio boss Stewart Gilray has told VG247, but says it’s talking to “two or three” third-party publishers.

Gilray told us earlier this week an announcement on it could come as early as April during Easter.

“We’ve basically run everything dry in terms of going some kind of first-party route with Microsoft, be it them publishing it or be it us publishing it ourselves, so we’re now having to go down the third-party route,” he said, speaking in a phone interview on Wednesday.

“We’re speaking to two or three different publishers at the moment about taking it on for us. I think we’ll probably have some news on that by Easter, I hope.”

Gilray continued: “But so far, so good. We’ve got a meeting with Microsoft this week I believe with one of the companies to touch base with it. So hopefully, we’ll know more soon enough”

JAW’s difficulty on getting Strangers Wrath onto Xbox Live Arcade stems from the compulsory file size for titles on the service being at 2Gb, as explained already by the studio.

It launched a PSN version of the game back in December for PS3.

Expect more from our interview next week, including more on the Vita versions of Stranger’s and Munch’s Oddysee.