Another day, another Epic Games Store exclusive. In a statement by Oddworld creator Lorn Lanning, it was confirmed that Oddworld: Soulstorm will launch for PC as an exclusive for the Epic Games Store.
The Oddworld Twitter account posted the statement by Lanning earlier this morning. Naturally, the change could come with some ire, so Lanning explains the decision for the move to the store front. Basically, it sums up to Epic providing the Oddworld developer with some additional funding.
“What I would like to do is provide you with the reasoning that went into bringing the PC version of Soulstorm to the Epic Games store as an exclusive because you deserve to know,” Lanning wrote in his message. “We’ve been financing Soulstorm 100% ourselves. Soulstorm is our most ambitious game ever and we are committed to creating a great game that meets the highest level of quality. But to create the version of Soulstorm we want, and you deserve, we needed additional financial assistance.”
A message from Lorne: pic.twitter.com/uAvS53i156
— Oddworld (@OddworldInc) August 19, 2019
Newer ‘n’ tastier
Oddworld: Soulstorm continues the adventures of Abe in his side-scrolling shenanigans. You guide the courageous Mudaken through past enemies, solving puzzles, and freeing his prior workmates from Mollusk the Glukkon. Soulstorm will continue the anti-corporate themes of its predecessors, and takes place not long after Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. The stakes do seem to be higher, however, as Abe now must rescue 300 of his fellows from Mollusks’ grasp.[Oddworld: Soulstorm is] a dark, twisted trip into Abe’s heart and soul,” writes the game’s description at its website. “In Soulstorm’s devilishly twisted story, we’re telling an incendiary tale of uprising and infiltration against the latest in soul-sucking consumer products.”
The above description does sound dire, but I’m sure the game will throw in some fart jokes for levity. This is an Oddworld game, after all.
Oddworld: Soulstorm will release onto PC via the Epic Games Store some time in 2020.