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Here’s why Sunset Overdrive is exclusive to Xbox One owners

by on August 6, 2014
 

Insomniac Developers Talk About Sunset Overdrive's World and Gameplay

One of the most anticipated games is Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive, a quite colorful third-person shooter that will only be available for Xbox One. However, the studio’s choice of platform was a bit unexpected for most gamers, because Insomniac Games has mostly made games for Sony’s consoles so far.

When asked why they made the transition to Xbox One for Sunset Overdrive, studio head Ted Price told Gamer Revolution the following:

“We have a long history and great relationship with Sony and we will continue to work closely with them moving forward. However when Microsoft announced the Xbox One we felt that what Microsoft was offering in terms of the platform feature set and Xbox Live presence was a great match for Sunset Overdrive.

For example, our multiplayer mode in the game called Chaos Squad supports eight players traversing a giant open world together to take on randomized missions. This is not a simple feature to create. Yet Microsoft’s muscle on the platform and Xbox Live fronts has been invaluable in helping us create a unique multiplayer experience. Furthermore the overall partnership has been seamless, and we’ve been extremely happy with the level of support and commitment we’ve received for Sunset Overdrive.”

In a few words, this means that Xbox Live is one step ahead of Sony’s online service (PlayStation Network), and Insomniac Games seems to think that’s the only capable platform where they can see their dreams come true. However, we can’t decide which service is better without doing extensive tests, but we know for sure that Sunset Overdrive will only be available on Xbox One, regardless of whose service is in fact the best.

 

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