Oddworld Inhabitants co-founder Lorne Lanning isn't interested in working with big publishers like Electronic Arts now or ever again, and in an interview with VG247 to discuss his latest game (Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty), he uses some colorful language to express his feelings on the matter.
"F--k that business," he said. "I don’t want to play with that business, because it was a losing business. I just don’t want to go back and play the old [publisher] game. I’d rather not make games than go f--king be a slave for public companies who care more about their shareholders than they do about their customers."
"Why did Battlefield 4 ship?" he continued. "You know that team was crying. You know that team knew that game wasn’t ready to go. You know that team f--king spent a lot of sleepless nights building that s--t out to look as good and play as good, when it was able to be experienced, being played as they were intending it to be played. Someone made a decision that the shareholders are more important than the customer. And we see a lot of that. How do you blow that? How do you take that f--king jewel and ship it with dirt all over it?"
Lanning went on to say that Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty would be self-published by Oddworld Inhabitants and that the studios' latest game is more than just a quick and dirty HD remake.
"We still see press calling it an HD remake, and it’s not a f--king HD remake," he said, noting that it has been rebuilt from the ground up.
You can check out the colorful interview in its entirety here.