Oddworld Inhabitants has confirmed that its planned high-definition revamp of Abe’s Oddysee has been scrapped and instead will take the form of a complete reboot of the PSone classic.
The news comes via the company’s official Facebook page, where the studio revealed that developer Just Add Water is remaking the project for a summer 2013 launch.
"Ok so here’s the skinny on Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee," said the company. "We decided to reboot it, not just an HD update to the original PS1 title, this is a NEW game.
"It will be getting it’s first public showing LATER this year, with a release date of NEXT summer (2013)."
In related Oddworld news, Just Add Water is also busy chiselling away on PlayStation Vita versions of Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath.