Oddworld: Strangerís Wrath Remake Could Come To Xbox 360
Author: Pete Haas
published: 2010-09-28 12:56:45
Early this month, Just Add Water announced it was developing a remake of Oddworld: Strangerís Wrath for the PS3. That doesn't mean it's a PS3 exclusive, though.
"With regard to Oddworld: Strangerís Wrath on the 360 there are a number of factors that are currently sitting in our way to announce a 360 version of the title," says a new post on Just Add Water's blog. "Whilst we canít go into all the details, what I can say is we are working with Microsoft to get the title on that platform, however the final decision is NOT ours."
It seems the sticking point is the size of the game. "On XBLA there is a 2GigaByte size limit we have to adhere to, currently the title weighs in at 2.1GB and that is without any updates, so either we have to pull a miracle out of the bag with some type of amazing compression system, or ask Microsoft to increase their 2GB limit, however this limit is apparently hardware led, so please let us try and make a miracle happen."
Microsoft has increased the initial size limit for XBLA in the past, though. At the outset of Xbox Live Arcade, games couldn't be larger than 50MB. I'm not sure I understand the argument that the 2GB ceiling is "hardware led." The titles available through Games on Demand are, in some cases, two or three times that size.
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