Oddworld creator: ‘you won’t see our profits being spent on Ferraris and shit like that’

Monday, 1 October 2012 13:28 GMT By Dave Cook

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee creator Lorne Lanning has been speaking with the press to promote the game’s HD re-release Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New N’ Tasty. He’s back on the game circuit in a big way, but that won’t stop profits from the series going back into development of new games.

Speaking with GI.biz, Lanning said, “Our agreement is, you won’t be seeing our profit being spent on Ferrari’s and shit like that. Our profits are going back into games so we can ultimately raise to the point where we can grow our audience, who are expecting new content.”

“If you’re the gamer, where do you want the money of the game you’re buying to go? I want it going to help make more games. But the majority of that money is not going to games in the boxed product market.”

“Now we’re on a digitally distributed landscape, instead of a $60 price point we can offer a $9.99 price point. At $9.99 we get $7 per unit. At this price you’re getting a game for one sixth of the price and we’re still getting money to make more games. The player is truly funding our games.”

While we’ll be posting up our full Lorne Lanning interview later this week, the developer said essentially the same thing to us. Lanning is tired of the way big game studios operate and isn’t afraid to call them on it. Stay tuned for our interview soon.