In a bit of irony, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath which was an exclusive for the Xbox when it first came out is now going to be a PlayStation 3 exclusive. The team currently in charge of remaking the series, Just Add Water has stated in their blog that the reason they’re making Wrath PS3 exclusive is because of some limitations the Xbox 360 has. The main reason for the game’s absence is insufficient file space that Xbox Live has due to ts 2 GB size limit.
“One thing we can discuss in regard to the 360 version is the size of the game. On XBLA there is a 2GigaByte size limit we have to adhere to, currently the title weighs in at 2.1GB and that is without any updates, so either we have to pull a miracle out of the bag with some type of amazing compression system, or ask Microsoft to increase their 2GB limit, however this limit is apparently hardware led, so please let us try and make a miracle happen.”
Aside from this, JAW wants to make sure that their supporters know that the company isn’t biased when it comes to which consoles they’ll lend their games to, as expressed in the same blog entry. The remake of Stranger’s Wrath is scheduled to be released around Easter 2011.