Oddworld Developer: “Our Profits Are Going Back Into Games”

Lorne Lanning is back, and less tolerant of big publishers than before.

Posted By | On 01st, Oct. 2012


Lorne Lanning is quite the outspoken man. Considered the head honcho behind the Oddworld series, he famously stated to Electronic Arts, regarding the acquisition of the team following the limited success of the franchise, “Fuck you very much.” And then he left. And then he came back, and he’s out for blood. Partnering with Stewart Gilray and Just Add Water, Lanning wants to get closer to fans and go about developing the best titles possible.

Speaking to GIBiz, Lanning stated, “Our agreement is, you won’t be seeing our profit being spent on Ferraris and shit like that. Our profits are going back into games so we can ultimately raise to the point where we can grow our audience, who are expecting new content.”

On the decision to reject EA, he states, “When you say that to us, we go ‘fuck you very much’, quite frankly. That’s not a sustainable model, that’s a hostile acquisition. That’s why we had to strive to get independent. Rather than get into bed with someone we knew was a horrible bed partner we said ‘let’s stay virgins for longer’.

“If we have a hope on this digital landscape we’ll be able to go directly to our audience and learn more about them, more from them. Let’s make a really intelligent re-entry into the market place and show that games to people who didn’t get exposed to them. And then if that’s successful we’ll have the money to start building brand new stuff.”

And really, you have to read the original article because Lanning is tossing pipe bombs left and right.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Skyrim Anniversary Edition – 8 Features You Need To Know About

Skyrim Anniversary Edition – 8 Features You Need To Know About

Are you ready to play Skyrim for the millionth time?

A New Splinter Cell-Style Game Was Apparently Being Tested Before E3 2021 – Rumour

A New Splinter Cell-Style Game Was Apparently Being Tested Before E3 2021 – Rumour

GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb claims that Ubisoft was testing a new game around E3 that had more than a passing resem...

15 PS5 Games With Stunning Graphics

15 PS5 Games With Stunning Graphics

The present and future of Sony's console is looking very good. Here are 15 of its best-looking titles that sho...

5 Amazing Games That Always Get Ignored

5 Amazing Games That Always Get Ignored

Forgotten to the times gone by.

Sunset Overdrive Was One Hell of a Game

Sunset Overdrive Was One Hell of a Game

Sunset Overdrive had a deeply fun and satisfying gameplay loop that rarely got stale.

Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration Set for November 15th

Xbox 20th Anniversary Celebration Set for November 15th

The upcoming broadcast won't have any new game announcements, instead offering a "special look back at 20 year...