Oddworld Inhabitants has revealed that the company will no longer simply be making an HD update of the classic Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, but has instead decided to rework the game from scratch.
"OK, so here's the skinny on Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee We decided to reboot it, not just an HD update to the original PSone title, this is a new game," according to a post made on the Oddworld Inhabitants Facebook page. "It will be getting it's first public showing later this year, with a release date of next summer (2013)."
"We are re-making Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, however we didn't want the impression to be that we were just doing a port of the PSone title with higher res art," developer Just Add Water's Stewart Gilray told VG247.
"We are starting from scratch on this one, using the original as the blueprint for the game. So technically it's not a new game, but a from-the-ground-up remake."
Earlier this year, series creator Lorne Lanning announced that "Abe HD" was going into production. Lanning stated that the title would simply be the original Abe's Odysee "redone in a 3D physics engine as a 2D side-scrolling platformer."