Oddworld: Soulstorm, the latest entry in the Oddworld franchise has been rated for Xbox One by the official authorities in Brazil. The title originally came out on PC, PS4, and the PS5 back in April of this year
Oddworld: Soulstorm is Rated for Xbox One
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What’s odd about Oddworld: Soulstorm’s Xbox One rating is the fact that the game was released as a Playstation Console Exclusive when it came out a few months ago, although it was released on PC as well outside the console world. The game was even a part of Playstation Plus’ April Monthly games for the PS5.
Oddworld titles have never been exclusive to Playstation in the past. Ever since Microsoft stepped into the console league, every Oddworld game has been shipped on Xbox. In fact, 2001’s Munch’s Oddysee was even an Xbox exclusive, though it did later debut on other platforms.
We believe that Oddworld is pulling the same trick again but this time with Oddworld: Soulstorm rather than Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee. What this means is that while Oddworld: Soulstorm is currently a Playstation exclusive, it will soon debut on other consoles as well starting with Xbox One.
The official rating by the Brazilian authorities suggests that we are not too far from the official announcement Oddworld: Soulstorm for Xbox One. The most plausible reveal for the announcement will be Xbox’s presentation on the E3 stage, though the game will be far from the limelight amidst the likes of Halo Infinite and the rumoured Starfield.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the series, Oddworld: Soulstorm is a re-imagining of 1998’s Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus and is set hours following the events of Oddworld: New ‘n Tasty. It’s an old game with a nostalgic fanbase, though not one as big as that of Zelda or Final Fantasy.
According to Oddworld Inhabitants Co-Founder and Creative Director Lorne Lanning, Abe’s Exoddus was a rushed game. It was both developed and released just a mere nine months following Abe’s Oddysee. Because of that time crunch, the development team did not get to include many aspects into Abe’s Exoddus that were originally planned, reports Gamepur.
Hence, Oddworld: Soulstorm is revered as a re-imagining rather than a remake since the new game is a drastic improvement from its original title.