JAW wants Oddworld remake on 360

"We've been getting a fair bit of stick."

Just Add Water's Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath remake isn't a PS3 exclusive out of choice. An Xbox 360 version is being worked on but, simply, the file is too big.

"Since we announced Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath for the PS3 we've been getting a fair bit of stick along the lines of, 'Why are you not doing 360,' 'Why are you only PS3 Exclusive,' 'Please don't be dicks, support 360,' wrote the developer on its website.

"I can tell you that we are not PS3 exclusive. As far as we are concerned we are a multi-platform company, supporting the big three: PC, PS3 and 360."

"One thing we can discuss is the size of the game. On XBLA there is a 2GB size limit we have to adhere to. Currently the title weighs in at 2.1GB, and that's 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," JAW added, "this limit is apparently hardware led, so please let us try and make a miracle happen."

The PSN version of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath aims to arrive next Easter. Added are 720p visuals, more character detail, normal mapping, self-shadowing, re-mastered dialogue, Move support and other undisclosed bonus material.

This will be the first Oddworld game for PlayStation hardware in over a decade - Munch's Odyssey and Stranger's Wrath were both originally Xbox games.

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath took a more combat-heavy approach than previous games in the wacky, humorous series. Eurogamer's then-editor Kristan Reed stamped the game with a 7/10.

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