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Shortly after the announcement of Sunset Overdrive during Microsoft's E3 press conference, Insomniac's CEO Ted Price posted a message on the company's website offering a few more details about the game, and why it's exclusive to Xbox One.
The trailer showcased a parkour runner taking on mutants in what appeared to be an abandoned city. The game's official description reads, "With an arsenal of kick-a**, overpowered weapons and a knack for traversing the city with hyper agility, it’s not the end of days for you. Your story is just beginning.” Here is Price's reasoning for making the game an Xbox One exclusive:
"It may surprise some of our longtime fans that we have partnered with Microsoft Studios to develop Sunset Overdrive exclusively for Xbox One. When we first began discussing this idea with Microsoft, we were initially hesitant to shift back into an exclusive arrangement. But as the Microsoft team began introducing us to the abilities and philosophies driving the development of Xbox One, we knew that Sunset Overdrive was a perfect fit. The Xbox One and Xbox Live will support our ambitions to create an ongoing two-way dialogue with our community. It will also allow us to have quicker production cycles, enabling timely content updates for new weapons, characters, storylines and even pop culture-relevant content like memes based on social commentary."
You can see the full message by heading here. For more on the game, make sure to check out the announcement trailer.
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I was never really an Insomniac after Spyro... I played ratchet but didn't get into it, and borrowed Resistance from my brother. This is such a PR answer though. And after Fuse.... I'm not going to even pay attention. When it was Overstrike, I loved it. When it was Fuse, I was like... yeah, no.
I thought it looked like a saints row esque game. I wasn't interested.
Sounds like BS to me. More likely they were bought off by M$. Let's see how that pays off for them when the larger gaming community is on the PS4.
...also, Microsoft gave us a lot of, um, 'support' in developing this game. And by support, of course, I mean bunches of moneys.
Looks kind of like an Xbox only version of Fortnite.