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Sunset Overdrive Announced as Xbox One Exclusive

Insomniac's new game.

Insomniac and Sony don’t seem to be as joined as the hip as they used to be, as Ted Price arrived on Microsoft’s stage at E3 with Sunset Overdrive, an Xbox One exclusive.

Though we saw only a rendered cinematic, it certainly promises a lot, with open world mechanics, more than a tinge of parkour, all expressed in one of the most over the top fashions which I’ve seen in a long time.

Cartoon styled graphics, combine with the gameplay very well for what looks like it should be quite a fun experience, as you can combine with other players online against rather knobbly enemies.

It certainly looked good, and I’m sure plenty of people will be looking forward to see how this comes out.

Just a shame we won’t see it on a PlayStation 4, eh?

13 Comments
  1. Airiaen
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Aw its not a driving game.

    Comment posted on 10/06/2013 at 18:19.
  2. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Ooh look he clips on some orange sparkly stuff. to make his weapon better. Really are running out of ideas aint you Insomniac?

    Oh and cartoon graphics.. wonder if this is why FUSE got changed.

    Comment posted on 10/06/2013 at 18:21.
  3. Gaztee
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    After the reaction to fuse, not sure anyone will be too bothered by this!

    Comment posted on 10/06/2013 at 18:22.
  4. indigo19
    Member
    Since: Apr 2012

    Can’t seem to watch the live stream :( I have 1.5mbps so everything should work right??

    Comment posted on 10/06/2013 at 18:24.
  5. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    They were at their best with R2. Fuse has proven this.

    Comment posted on 10/06/2013 at 18:27.
    • morbo1993
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Oooh, I disagree, R3 was one of the best games I’ve ever played. Such a intense story. With non-recharging hitpoints and a really well thought out linear story it really got to me. It was like a mix between Half Life 2 and The Last of Us, though not quite as good as they are.

      Comment posted on 10/06/2013 at 19:18.
      • yiddo
        Member
        Since: Jun 2010

        This. Resistance 3 was awesome.

        Comment posted on 10/06/2013 at 19:39.
  6. JR.
    Member
    Since: Apr 2013

    Insomniac games used to be my favourite developer. In 2005.

    Comment posted on 10/06/2013 at 18:32.
    • MayContainEvil
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Had to laugh, it’s so true… I am disappointed this is an Xbox exclusive though, it does look like a good bit of fun.

      Comment posted on 11/06/2013 at 03:32.
  7. yogh_wayne
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    This was the first really big E3 surprise for me, Insomniac making a XBox exclusive title now. I expected all their future new games would be multiplatform like Fuse, or PS-only if it’s a sequel to Ratchet&Clank or Resistance.

    Comment posted on 10/06/2013 at 18:41.
  8. rapidly-greying
    Member
    Since: Jun 2011

    That’s what bucket full of hundred dollar bills does eh.

    Comment posted on 10/06/2013 at 19:30.
  9. samiro05
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Very disappointed in this switch to XBOX exclusivity in just one game. I thought FUSE was a great shooter but I don’t like shooters at all so my favouritism comes from it being funny. Only 2 really useful characters though. Anyhoo, mercenaries more than ‘independent’ developers it feels like but I’m sure my bitterness will wear off if I get an XBOX One. WHICH I WON’T, FOREVER BITTER! Aha… I need food.

    Comment posted on 10/06/2013 at 20:00.
    • samiro05
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      P.S. Just kidding about never getting XBOX One as the games look fantastic. I really think that Sony has a lot to deal with this year as the XBOX exclusives are quite numerous and overwhelming. Bring on Sony conference though, I hope they show off more than the known games as they do not interest me much.

      Comment posted on 10/06/2013 at 21:15.