Oddworld Inhabitants showcased a new trailer for Oddworld: Soulstorm during the PlayStation 5 Showcase today.
“Oddworld: Soulstorm has a massive cinematic scale filled with breathtaking visuals. The game’s 2.9D environments transport action platforming to the next generation by giving players more freedom to explore Abe’s world which includes new environments such as Gorge, Sorrow Valley, and Feeco Depot,” developers said. “The power behind PlayStation 5’s technical achievements bring out Oddworld: Soulstorm’s stunning graphic fidelity. PS5’s mind-blowing 3D audio puts you in the middle of the action, as if you are right next to Abe helping him and his fellow Mudokons escape.”
The cinematic preview showcased glimpses of gameplay and a blogpost on Sony’s website gives us a deeper look at some of the cool features in Soulstorm, like special Dualsense capabilities that allow players to experience Abe’s heart palpitations as he tries to save his followers.
“Abe is not the typical hero you’d expect. He doesn’t carry weapons. His biceps are not bigger than his head. He is not trained in martial arts. He is an ordinary Mudokon armed with hope and heart and that might be just enough to make him the hero we need. In Oddworld: Soulstorm, he will face impossible odds against increasingly violent and manipulative powers trying to squash him and the uprising before it can start,” developers wrote. “Every step you take brings more danger. Every choice leads to more life and death decisions. Revolutions are unimaginably difficult. Farts and “come here” won’t cut it, not anymore. That is why we have introduced crafting and a Scavenger’s Economy to Oddworld: Soulstorm. Abe must be more resourceful now, taking part in a scavenger’s economy and crafting his own set of tools from the consumer products pushed on him and his compatriots by the runaway corporatist interests that exploit every aspect of this world.”
Developers said that Abe must loot, pickpocket, and search through lockers, even going off the critical path to find tools and items that can be used to create supplies and weapons you and your followers might need as you continue Abe’s evolution from slave to revolutionary leader.
“Oddworld: Soulstorm reflects quarma in the decisions you make. The actions you take have real time consequences and accrue throughout the game in immediately noticeable and conscious ways,” developers wrote. “Abe’s choices are now more important as his morality directly influences how strong his spiritual powers can become. Will his peers follow him? It’s almost time to find out.”
Oddworld: Soulstorm is set to launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC sometime in 2020.