Far from the dangers
of Brash Entertainment, the battered publisher's former chief creative officer, Larry Shapiro, has found work serving Oddworld Inhabitants. As the studio's new president -- Sherry McKenna will remain CEO -- Shapiro has tasked himself with pushing Oddworld into "new frontiers," reports Variety
. "We intend to break the model of where games are today in a unique and entertaining way," he told the site. What we think he means
: Oddworld will be getting into episodic gaming a few "years" from now.
At the very least, the Citizen Siege project has finally be cleared from the queue ... and shoveled into a shallow grave.
[Update: Actually, Citizen Siege
is "still in development," McKenna tells GamesIndustry.biz
; just not with Vanguard.] We'd just as soon settle for the old Oddworld
games with a lil' spit-shine applied, thank you very much. As for his former post at Brash, Shapiro had this to say: "I wanted to make Brash the Miramax or HBO of video games, but sales marketing and finance wanted it to be Majesco." Oh, BURN!