Oddworld Inhabitants has expressed strong interest in seeing its character Abe included in SuperBot's PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale... but so far the developer's not returned its calls.
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is one of the most iconic titles of early PlayStation and clumsy protagonist Abe would certainly sit well alongside the likes of PaRappa the Rapper in the PS3 and Vita brawler.
However, Oddworld Inhabitants development director Stewart Gilray explained to CVG that PlayStation All-Stars' developer is yet to get in touch after certain sectors of Sony expressed big interest for Abe's inclusion.
"I was over at Sony America and they were definitely up for it, but the developer hasn't gotten back to us," Gilray told CVG.
"We've been trying to get in touch with them since May and can't work out if they've fixed their character line-up for the release version or if they're simply not interested?!"
If it was the case that Abe's potential inclusion had missed release deadline, said Gilray, then he'd still "absolutely be interested" in securing a DLC spot for the Oddworld hero.
"We'd love to get him in the game. We've already been talking about the moves he could have like possessing Kratos and beating the **bleep** out of everyone... I guess they're busy and we're busy."
no **bleep** wonder. they left ps2 out because they though xbox was the better console. i dont blame them for forgetting about this boring character XD
Sony doesnt want a character that was also a exclusive to xbox, and they said also that the xbox was a better system.
Big Daddy doesn't ring a bell?
Let's not forget that this is a character from a series that started out with the PS brand and still has 2 exclusive games there. Just because the developer feels a certain way about a console shouldn't lower the chances of a a great character like Abe from being in the game, specially when two parties important to the matter, in this case Oddworld Inhabitants and Sony America, have shown interest in seeing this happen.
The more characters, the better. I hope Abe makes it in.
Regardless of Oddworld's brief Transition to M$ they were born from Playstation and have even returned to Playstation. You won't be seeing any of the new Oddworld Games on the 360 that's for sure. Realistically I don't think we will see Abe come Launch time just cause they haven't even gotten back to Oddworld Inhabitants and the game is like 3 months away. I'm sure we will see Abe as DLC as that guy suggested. I would buy it in a second, he's like the only character I would actually pay extra for just cause he's tthat awesome.
Difference is dig daddy/Bioshock wasn't an Xbox exclusive. But if you want to compare Bioshock to Oddworld im sure Bioshock would win hands down.
I agree the more characters the better but he imo is a wasted spot which could be filled by a better character
It was, for more than a year. The original Bioshock was released for the Xbox on August 2007 and for the PS3 on October 2008. Plus, Big Daddy is widely seen as a PC/Xbox character. If you're not going to hold that against Big Daddy than you shouldn't hold that against Abe either. Abe has 2 exclusive games for the PS1 and 1 out of the 2 exclusive games that Abe had for the Xbox was eventually ported to the PS3. The one game in the Oddworld series that remains an Xbox exclusive has already been announced to be in port development for the PS3. Also, the PSV will get an Oddworld game as well.
So, that's 2 PS exclusive Oddworld games against 1 Xbox exclusive. Add the fact that Oddworld started with the PS brand and it's a no contest, Abe is definitely a PS character.
I understand if you're against him cuz you don't care for him as a character but he's definitely a PS character, more so than Big Daddy is.