Sunset Overdrive

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Sunset Overdrive
Sunset Overdrive logo.jpg
Developer(s) Insomniac Games
Publisher(s) Microsoft Studios
Platform(s) Xbox One
Release date(s) 2014[1]
Genre(s) Shooter

Sunset Overdrive is an open world shooter video game by Insomniac Games for the Xbox One. The game was announced during Microsoft's E3 2013 press event.

Gameplay[edit]

A recent catastrophe in the player-character's city has killed or turned most of its people into mutants.[2] The player has to "figure out how to deal with" the mutants.[2] The game is set in the near future.[3]

The game focuses on "agile combat", including wall running, zip-lines, and acrobatics.[2]

Development[edit]

Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price has said that the game's irreverence and stylization reflects the personality of the company.[2] He compared the game's humor to that of Spyro and Ratchet & Clank.[2] The style is driven by the game's story "theme of freedom and self-expression".[3]

The game is expected to use Microsoft's cloud computing to create a living world, where user feedback and ideas such as Internet memes, social commentary, new items, weapons, and characters can be quickly added.[3]

The game was announced during Microsoft's E3 2013 press event.[4] It is expected for future release on Xbox One.[4][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matulef, Jeffrey (November 22, 2013). "Sunset Overdrive confirmed for 2014". Eurogamer. Gamer Network Ltd. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Lien, Tracey (June 11, 2013). "Sunset Overdrive turns a city ravaged by catastrophe into your playground". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Xbox Wire Staff (June 11, 2013). "Sunset Overdrive Q&A with Insomniac CEO Ted Price". Xbox Wire. Microsoft. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Gera, Emily (June 10, 2013). "Sunset Overdrive is an open world game for Xbox One". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.