Lorne Lanning on Big Publishers: 'F**k That Business'

March 26, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

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.


Comments

Re: Lorne Lanning on Big Publishers: 'F**k That Business'

For Everything But 360.

Seriously.  It's heading to Wii U and PS3 but not the 360.  (It's also coming to PS4 and Vita.)

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Lorne Lanning on Big Publishers: 'F**k That Business'

Is the only difference the visuals?  Yes?

Then it's an HD remake.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Lorne Lanning on Big Publishers: 'F**k That Business'

If the game engine has been rebuilt, then there might be bug fixes, more responsive inputs, new configuration options, more compatibility/portability, support for mods or who knows what. If it's not simply retooled to look better, then it's not a HD remake and I'd wager he knows it better than you.

Re: Lorne Lanning on Big Publishers: 'F**k That Business'

"If it's not simply retooled to look better, then it's not a HD remake..."

Well, yes.  That's the exactly the inverse of what I said.  Glad to see we agree!

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Lorne Lanning on Big Publishers: 'F**k That Business'

I really hope Oddworld Inhabitants makes a fuckton of money from this so they can go on to publish more

 
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