According to an interview in the upcoming March issue of EGM, Developer Just Add Water is working an HD remake of PS1 classic, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee. Just Add Water is already working an HD port of the most recent Oddworld game, Stranger’s Wrath. In the interview, Oddworld series creator Lorne Lanning describes the new Oddysee; “It’s basically Abe’s Oddysee being redone in a 3D physics engine as a 2D side-scrolling platformer.” You might argue that this description implies larger changes, but Lanning assures fans that the goal is to update, not change; “<We’re> not trying to reinvent any wheels. It’s like, ‘Can we make that experience in a new engine, with new tech, in the old way?'”
With all the remakes and collections flooding the market (Sly, Ico/Shadow of the Colossus, etc) the Oddworld series seems like a logical choice for revival. Let’s hope it sticks!