Next month PlayStation Plus subscribers on PS5 will be able to get the upcoming Oddworld Soulstorm for free through their active subscription. If you aren’t excited yet about the game then you should be because Oddworld Soulstorm is the remake of the classic 1998 PlayStation platformer starring everyone’s favourite Mudokon, Abe.
Oddworld Inhabitants describes Oddworld Soulstorm as a 2.9D platformer filled with breathtaking visuals, hidden nooks and crannies and all the intense chases and gameplay you remember from back in the day. For those who have never played the original, this is the best time to jump in. In addition, those who loved the PlayStation classic will love this remake even more.
In a recent interview with wccftech, series creator Lorne Lanning sat down with the publication to discuss the upcoming PS5 version of the game including how the studio used the DualSense controller, PS5 SSD and performance to develop the game. According to Lorne, players can look forward to a 20-hour campaign in Oddworld Soulstorm during their first playthrough. However, this can be even longer if you want to save every Mudokon there is around each level.
Those who played the first game will remember that every stage is littered with hidden secrets that whisk you away to new areas that pack puzzles and challenging obstacles to overcome. Oddworld Soulstorm is no different.
As for the performance, Lanning says that Oddworld Soulstorm on the PS5 runs at 1440p 60FPS and 1080p 30FPS on the PS4. The PS5 version also provides some advancements in visual fidelity.
The developers say that the gameplay experience is the same regardless of the platform gamers play. However, the PS5 tech will enable some nice touches to the game. This includes spatial audio through the Tempest Engine and haptic feedback through the DualSense controller. One example Lanning shared was the ability to feel Abe’s heart pounding in your hands thanks to the controller’s vibration motors.
You can read the full interview here where Lannnig goes into detail about the exclusivity deal between Sony and Oddworld Inhabitants. Watch the trailer down below: