Speaking to EGM, the exec confirmed that the project is about to enter development at Just Add Water.
"Abe HD is going into production," he told the magazine. "It's basically Abe's Oddysee being redone in a 3D physics engine as a 2D side-scrolling platformer.
"The way Just Add Water wants to approach it, we thought was very smart; they are not trying to reinvent any wheels. It's like, 'Can we make that experience in a new engine, with new tech, in the old way?'"
Last year, Oddworld Inhabitants and Just Add Water announced a partnership to bring Oddworld titles to current generation platforms. Their first collaboration will be a HD edition of Stranger's Wrath for PSN this Easter. An Xbox 360 version will follow.
A potential release window for Abe's Oddysee HD is yet to be announced.