The console family for Oddworld: Soulstorm will be expanding with the announcement of this Oddworld heading to the Xbox soon
Hey, would you look at that? Oddworld: Soulstorm will no longer be just a PS4, PS5, and PC only game here soon with the current announcement that we will see the game hit the Xbox One and Xbox Series X now. I know when Oddworld Inhabitants first brought the game to us; it was looking like it was going to be some form of exclusive at the time. That is no more with the announcement here as we wait to see when and how Oddworld: Soulstorm will finally bring this 2.9 side-scrolling game to the new platforms. Yes, sadly, this is just an announcement that it is in the works but not when we can expect to see a wave of new gamers enjoying this fun little title.
Beyond that, there is not much else for this announcement as the team is developing this version of Oddworld: Soulstorm right now. Even the following trailer we have for it all is just to show off a different look that Abe has from other trailers we have seen him in. All to highlight that this new Oddworld will be hitting the other platforms more than was originally expected. You can see it just below and then get ready for the wait we will have as we see it ported over and have some of the console exclusive features stripped out to make sure it works. Even though the PC version should be something that plays well on the Xbox in general…
Oddworld: Soulstorm — Xbox Platforms
It is true, our explosive action-adventure platformer Oddworld: Soulstorm is coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Soulstorm is the evolutionary story of a revolution. Explore massive cinematic scale and 2.9D environments filled with breathtaking visuals. Scavenge for supplies, craft weapons, arm your followers, solve puzzles, and learn Abe’s true destiny while safely delivering all of 1,000 followers to freedom. Failure means the eradication of his entire species.
Ready for or not, the entire fate of the Mudokon species is in Abe’s (and your) hands!
Explosive Action-Adventure Platformer: Evolving the platforming genre by adding RPG-lite elements with player agency to play as you like, whether aggressively or passively. You will have to pickpocket your enemies, loot lockers, sift through trash cans, and find hidden areas to acquire resources. Exchange resources at vending machines to get products that give you more agency in how you chose to conquer the game’s many challenges. Acquire recipes to craft tools and weapons to use against opposing forces or solve problems. Arm your followers and watch the revolution begin.
Epicness: This isn’t a traditional 2D side-scrolling platformer. Soulstorm is a 2.9D action-adventure platformer with 15 hours of gameplay, and dozens more for achievement hunters and perfectionists. Epic environments with massive scale to explore by going into the world, rather than being limited to the traditional side-scrolling platformer sense.
Start A Revolution: A dark storyline with a twisted sense of humor that shines a light on the ironies that exist in the human condition. As a slave to big business, a cog in the corporate machine being ground to death, Abe tries to save them all and along the way, he goes from a nobody to potentially starting a global revolution.
Completionists: Can you save every single Mudokon in the game, there are more than 1,000? Can you achieve the best ending and unlock the final two playable levels? Can you scavenge every trash can and locker, kill or safely apprehend every antagonist, find every hidden area, collect every jelly? 3+m players have had the opportunity to do it…will you be the first to do it on Xbox?
Multiple Endings: Soulstorm has 15 levels, with two additional unlockable levels at the end of the game (making for 17 levels in all). There are 4 types of endings in the game. At the end of each individual level, you receive a Quarma score, which is based on the number of Mudokons you save. You must save at least 80% of the Mudokons in a level to achieve a good score, but to make it clear, you don’t have to save any to progress through the game’s first 15 levels. If you save at least 80% in up to six levels, you will earn the worst ending. If you achieve that score in at least 7 and not higher than 11 levels, you unlock the bad ending which has an explosive ending cinematic. If you save 80% in at least 12 of the 15 levels, you earn the good ending unlocking an additional cinematic and levels 16 and 17. Lastly, if you secure 80% in all 17 levels you earn an additional ending (newspaper cinematic).
Oddworld: Soulstorm is currently available on the Epic Games Store for PC. The physical and digital PS5 and PS4 versions are available right now. It is in development for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
Did you expect to see Oddworld: Soulstorm make its way to the Xbox systems or did you think it was going to have the console exclusivity forever? Do you think there will be much of a change between them all or will it just be the controller and other basics that need to be altered to make it work? When do you suspect that we will see the game land on the consoles and will it be a short wait out there? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all. When we have more to share for Oddworld: Soulstorm, we will have it all here for you. Just be sure to keep checking in for all of that and much more.