Just Add Water have been fighting a battle since 2010 to bring Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath to XBLA, but Microsoft seem to be fighting ever step of the way. Now Stewart Gilroy, CEO of Just Add Water, offers a brief comment on the war.
Wow talk about being arrogant retards. @Below yea M$ guess i should have worded my statement better>_<.
I'm assuming you're talking about Microsoft? :D
Who are you talking about: MS for not allowing it for what seems to be a petty reasoning, or Just Add for repeatedly complaining about it? My money's on MS.
yea this is a fail on Microsoft.
I agree with that. At this point there's seems to be another reason to their refusals, but they're simply not telling us what that reason is.
It'll be interesting to find out, should they ever reveal it.
Wasn't the original reason why Microsoft refuses to publish the game because they demanded that it be exclusive to XBLA or that it be released day and date with the PSN version?
I don't know how that having the release day and date with psn is relevant anymore since they allowed Joe Danger on XBLA.
Joe Danger didn't release on XBLA, Joe Danger: Special Edition did.
Well if that's the case then just release it for PSN and forget about XBL.
In the future if this is the whole story Just Add Water should with hold their future games from 360.
Would love to hear the other side of this story though. Would like to hear from MS their version of this story.
Yeah that makes great business sense, lets withhold from the 2nd biggest market of digital games. They should make you CEO.
That said, pretty wanky move Microsoft. I'm very disappoint son. Their reasons don't make any sense and are just petty. Shame on you Microsoft.
I would be great as a CEO, thanks for the vote of confidence.
Stuart is awesome on psnation podcast when he is a guest.
That's a shame. I had this on the original Xbox and loved it. The remake is fairing pretty well in terms of reviews too. It's weird it was a Xbox exclusive last gen, now it looks to be a PS3 exclusive this gen (until a PC version of course). I think this is due to the blog post on PlayStation when it was first announced and it not being on the 360 first. Wasn't the XBLA version of Portal larger than 2GB?
No, Portal: Still Alive (to give it its XBLA name) is actually only 628mb, which is pretty impressive.
The 2GB size limit for Arcade games is a actual hardware limitation, as opposed to a wierd choice by MS. As far as I'm away, anyway
Sounds like this is just fish food for fanboys to flame over on a game no1 on xbox cares about. Could just go by the game or $5 if it was that important.
yes u could buy the game for 5 dollars only formatted for an standard tv or you could pay 15 get it at a higher resolution better framerate and achievments/ trophies on top of that its a digital copy so that means it will be yours forever
The original is on xbl right now. Go away chiefs
Yea im replying to myself....original available, end of story. No reason to hate xbox more than u already do. Go play heavy rain. End of story byeeeeeeee Edit: I've been drinking cuz its Wednesday and I'm sick of my 7th graders
I like the attention devs are putting on Microsoft. Hopefully they wake up soon and realize not everyone has the same vision as them. You can expand your userbase by supporting a new direction like Kinect but you should do it without alienating what got you there. Oddworld was actually pushed on the original XBOX and not the Playstation 2. Now it seems it's the other way around. Microsoft is a huge company with lots of money to invest. Surely they can push Kinect while supporting games like this AND create new IP's that are not just Kinect titles. The attention to turning the XBOX into a media centre shouldn't come at the cost of taking away game support.
i think it's messed up that MS is giving them the run around. they should just tell them straight up NO and send them on there way. no need to keep them jumping through hoops to only keep denying them being on XBLA. just say no and be done with it
Just to let everyone know that I contacted Microsoft to get their comment on all of this so that I can publish that as well. Lets hope whatever they have to say sheds some light on this whole thing.
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