Oddworld: Soulstorm is coming to Xbox consoles

Oddworld: Soulstorm
(Image credit: Oddworld Inhabitants)

Yes, it's true – Oddworld: Soulstorm is coming to Xbox consoles. 

In a brief, blink-and-you'll-miss-it 25 second teaser, Abe unwraps a glowing secret. We've seen this particular footage before in other trailers from the fan-favorite platformer, only this time, the glow is not golden, but instead gives off a familiar green glow while the voiceover says: "they've always known you would come".

Though the reveal wasn't exactly what you'd call explicit – and developer Oddworld Inhabitants has yet to date when the game will arrive on Xbox, or add the Xbox logo it Soulstorm's official website – the news finally confirms the game's move to Xbox, rumors of which began to swirl back in June when a listing for Oddworld: Soulstorm popped up on the USA's Entertainment Software Rating Board's database (opens in new tab).

As we reported at the time, no one knew Oddworld: Soulstorm was coming to Microsoft consoles at all – let alone so soon – until an eagle-eyed fan spotted the listing on the USA's Entertainment Software Rating Board. It further confirmed a listing that had also popped up on Brazil's advisory rating board, too, specifying a release on PC, PS4, PS5 (opens in new tab), and Xbox One, even though it was released as a Sony console-exclusive in April 2021 as a freebie for PS Plus subscribers. 

Described as a '2.9D' platformer, Oddworld: Soulstorm is a reboot of 1998's Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus. Last month, series creator Lorne Lanning announced he was "proud" (opens in new tab) of the title after successive updates had seen the game be "refined on all platforms".

"We made a commitment to our community on [release day] April 6 that we would continue working on Oddworld: Soulstorm," Lanning said at the time. "In return, they have been amazing. They have provided us with valuable feedback that helped us find, recreate, and fix issues/squash bugs. We have released seven updates since our initial release."

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Vikki Blake
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