PS4 users have been able to enjoy Oddworld: New 'n Tasty
, developer Just Add Water's overhauled take on the original release of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
, since July of this year. Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, PC, Mac, Linux and Wii U owners only have a TBA 2014 window to anticipate however, and series creator Lorne Lanning's recent appearance
on the Fragments of Silicon podcast hasn't changed that.
When asked about the remaining releases, Lanning said that while each version is being "adamantly worked on," he would be "an idiot to give you a date." Lanning added that the team is "committed to making sure those games are as good as they can possibly be on those platforms. We're far more committed to that than we are a date."
In terms of the Wii U version, Lanning noted the team is "having challenges with not having a hard disk," and added that "if you're gonna make a game for the Wii U, it better run on the 8 gig unit." Considering the PS4 version
of New 'n Tasty
is 4.5 GB and the Wii U operating system takes a hefty chunk of the 8 GB model's internal memory, external devices would be the only way to fit New 'n Tasty
on that model, unless crafty compression is achieved. A tweet from the series' official account later clarified
that space is not the only issue with launching New 'n Tasty
on the Wii U.
"At the end of the day, it's ultimately time and money and 'Can you do it?'," Lannon continued, adding that the team is still giving the Wii U version their all. Whichever non-PS4 platform you're anticipating New 'n Tasty'
s arrival for, your eagerness seems justified based on Weekend Editor Sam Prell's review