http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...ally-ruled-outOddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is not coming to Xbox 360, developer Oddworld Inhabitants has confirmed once and for all.
When asked about an Xbox 360 version by a commenter on the official site a community rep replied, "The boat has really passed on that one. We're winding up development on Stranger's Wrath HD and Munch's Oddysee HD. Blame Microsoft for not letting us publish on Xbox 360."
An Xbox no-show was hinted at back in January when Stranger's Wrath HD co-developer Just Add Water Tweeted, "they (Microsoft) turned us down again time to get the big guns out!" (thanks Wolf's Gaming Blog).
Originally Microsoft turned the developer down because there was a stipulation that games must be under 2GB and Stranger's Wrath was too big. Just Add Water trimmed it down, but Microsoft still said no.
It then claimed that a game must score above an 80 on Metacritic to be on XBLA or Games on Demand, yet the original Xbox exclusive received an 88, while the HD version on PSN scored an 82.
Finally, Microsoft said that a game needed to sell a million copies to be eligible, which Stranger's Wrath fell short of.
Just Add Water tweeted "They FAIL" and "yet again they have cock blocked us" before publicly announcing that it was planning to seek out a third party.
"MS do NOT want it at all via first party. MS do not want to publish it, so third party here we come!"
Well that's a shame. I own the original on Xbox and got the PSN release this month thanks to PS+. Amazing game!
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