Lorne Lanning, co-founder of Oddworld Inhabitants, has explained that the upcoming Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! needs to sell half a million copies to fund an original Oddworld title.
"If I'm doing a new Oddworld game, I'm not going to do it for $2 million. I might do it for five or six," Lanning told Eurogamer.
"If this had a publisher, the price would be higher and they'd be calling in triple A"
"People keep asking me, 'Why don't you Kickstart Oddworld? You could get at least $1 or $2 million.' And I'm like 'What would I do with a couple million on Kickstarter? On a new Oddworld title?' Not much. I could redo Exoddus for a couple million. I could do that. But a new title, which means new characters doing new things and controls that are great - that's where the real time and expenses come from."
"If you already have the game and you're just doing a conversion, it's easier. From scratch, I don't think we could do an Oddworld title for a couple million dollars."
During the interview he also addressed the price of New 'n' Tasty, which will be set at around $30. Lanning argued the game would offer more value and quality than many $60 titles.
"If this had a publisher, the price would be higher and they'd be calling [it] triple A."