Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning has revealed new details on Oddworld: Squeek's Oddysee, the third planned release in the Oddysee quintology.
According to Lanning, Squeek's Oddysee, which may still see a release, would have followed a brand new part-robot, part-organic protagonist that had had some of its body parts removed by animal researchers.
"Squeek's kind of a spoiler, but I'll tell you this," Lanning told Wired. "The idea was that the Vykkers, who were animal researchers that would kill a million bunnies just to make a better fabric softener, had been making robotic life support devices because so they could repossess people's body parts like how you'd get evicted. They'd stick what was left of you in this clunky robotic form and tossed you out on the street.
"That's who Squeek was but who he REALLY was would come out in the story."
Squeek's Oddysee was originally thought to follow the release of Munch's Oddysee, which launched on the original Xbox way back in 2001.
The current status of the project, however, is unknown, particularly after a recent poll reportedly saw lower than expected demand for the title.
The next Oddworld title, an HD remake of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, launches on PS4 on July 23, with a date still to be announced for PS3, PS Vita, PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U and Xbox One.