The lights are on
You might remember seeing a trailer for a game called Overstrike at EA's press conference over a year ago, but the team at Insomniac Games remained quiet about the mysterious title until last month. The game has been renamed Fuse and leaves the campy 70s vibe on display in the original trailer behind for a more "realistic" and darker tone.
While visiting the studio for our cover story, I sat down with CEO Ted Price to talk about the original idea for the game, what makes the co-op unique, and what fans have been saying about the change in direction.
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Great job Ben, I really appreciate these types of videos/features. I am excited for Fuse, but I am sad to see the direction change from what was Overstrike.
I like both ideas, but I understand where Ted is coming from. The game looks really good. I just hope the light heartedness and fun story are kept intact for the more realistic grounded game. Cant wait for more.
I was really interested in Overstrike, it looked really creative. Fuse looks bland and generic. Count me out, I'll be in the games that have a soul, and color.
Sorry but I read all this as "we're developing a game for Xbox 360 now too which is a the popular system for CoD/Other Generic Military FPS fans so let's change the wackyness of what he had and make it as generic of a military FPS game as possible."
I love Insomniacs' brand of humor and i was really worried it was going to absent from this game. Ted seemed to reassure me a bit there. Anyway i dont own a PS3 so i havent been able to play any of their games for a while, which is why im super excited for this being multi-platform.
Translation we realized we screwed up and we would love to go back but too much money and time has been spent for us to go back and change things.
So they did the opposite than the first Borderlands. If you remember, the first was more realistic and gritty, but then they changed it to cel-shaded graphics.
I'll still get the game.