News: According to Just Add Water boss Stewart Gilray, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath Vita should be ready for release by June.
Do you know what handheld console owners love more than anything? A rushed port. It’s true. The idea that Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath will be coming to PlayStation Vita in June, and work on the port started just five and a half weeks ago, fills me with joy. I’m not worried that it’s going to end up being a shoddy version not suited to the console, as when has that ever happened in the past?
According to Just Add Water boss Stewart Gilray, not only has Vita version only been worked on for just over a month, but it’s also being headed up by somebody unfamiliar with the platform. Once again, this doesn’t sound like a recipe for disaster in the slightest.
“We started work on [the Vita version of Stranger’s Wrath] about five and a half weeks ago,” he said, while speaking on the PlayStation Blogcast. “The guy who’s doing it had actually never touched a Vita before — he just plugged it in and read the documentation. He probably spent half a week reading the documentation and then the next week he already had the code running. He was surprised how quickly he managed to get things going.”
Hopefully the seemingly rushed nature of the project doesn’t actually hamper its quality, as I’d love to see a quality Oddworld game on Sony‘s struggling handheld. The developer isn’t just working on HD remakes, either, as it was recently announced that they are working on a new Oddworld game called Hand of Odd, that may be a casual RTS.
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