Sorry to break it you, but Lorne Lanning, the creator of the Oddworld series, broke word to G4TV that the latest Oddworld game titled "Oddworld Stranger's Wrath" has been put, as he so elegantly said it, "on the shelf." This comes after the next game was originally announced by Maxis co-founder Jeff Braun oh so long ago.
Lanning's explanation for the hold was given as follows: "There's a lot of shakeup going on [in the gaming industry], and in that turmoil, we didn't really want to put the Oddworld brand out there in the middle of it."
So far the series has enjoyed three installments across multiple platforms with the latest being one of the premiere launch titles for the original Xbox. If you're a veteran of the series, this news may come hard to you. If you're a new prospect then there will be a chance to play the game via Steam when the titles make their way to the platform as the Oddbox collection later this year. Then you can also be sad to hear this news. If you want to play some Oddworld right now Steam currently has a two game package available that contains Oddworld: Abe's Exodus and Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee for a cool Benjamin.