Sunset Overdrive what Xbox One needs

By Alan Ng - May 11, 2014

Are you looking forward to the highly anticipated Sunset Overdrive release date on Xbox One? The reception to the game from Insomniac has been very positive so far with many saying that it is exactly the type of game that the Xbox One needs right now.

We agree as well. Sunset Overdrive seems to be a glorious mashup of Jet Set Radio, Crackdown, GTA V, Saints Row and perhaps even a little bit of Tony Hawks thrown in there as well.

These are on top of other obvious influences from Ratchet and Clank and Spryo the Dragon, two of Insomniac’s most famous series. Sadly there is no date yet but that seems to be working in Microsoft’s favor, with Sunset Overdrive one of the most hyped Xbox One games at the moment ahead of an inevitable appearance at E3 2014.

The fact that Sunset Overdrive is exclusive to Xbox One is a big coup as well. Remember that this is the same team that delivered the Resistance series exclusively to PlayStation, so there will be some PS4 and PS3 owners who are very unhappy that they won’t be able to play such a good looking and refreshing game too.

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From the gameplay that we have seen so far, the game just looks really fun to play. We also see some Infamous elements thrown in there too and the graphics so far look beautiful.

If Sunset Overdrive can finally be the game that runs 1080p and 60FPS on Xbox One, it could end up being a system seller for Microsoft. We personally can’t wait to see more of this game at E3.

Let us know what you think about Sunset Overdrive so far and if you agree that this is the type of game that the Xbox One needs right now.

On a side note: PlayStation gamers, are you disappointed that Sunset Overdrive will not be on PS4?

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  • SgtPepper1806

    Jesus Christ. What happened to the days when we argued over games? I don’t care what resolution it’s at I’d rather play Halo than Killzone, and I’d rather play The Last Of Us than Alan Wake (though I’ve hardly played either). What I’m saying is that when we argued over platforms on a games basis its a lot more engaging and sensical. I imagine what someone who had never played or read about video games before being confused by how up in arms people are getting over microscopic squares of light. Its kind if pathetic.

    • Josh101

      Hmm another interesting revelation. You have created a account just to damage control for Microsoft like Cigi in this very comment section. You wanna know what happened to the days when we argued over games? That was over when Microsoft fanboys clamored over how much better multiplatform games performed on the Xbox360. Over miniscule differences such as 20P in resolution. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, we have fanboys like yourself tired of hearing about it. You fanboys had no problem with it all last generation. Now it’s Sony’s turn to truly crap all over Microsoft in this regard. Which they will. It’s not small differences like last gen. We have massive differences like 1080P vs 720P. As in Call of Duty on PS4 and XboxOne. Where the PS4 version runs at twice the resolution than that of the XboxOne.

      • SgtPepper1806

        You’re really *that* guy who goes through peoples profiles? I was referring to when we argued over exclusives in a more responsible manner. My thought process was more in the Sonic vs Mario kind of area than Xbox vs PlayStation, but I pit a modern spin on it because I know more people could relate to that.
        Also, what in my comment propelled ypi to look at my profile? Was it that I called Halo better than Killzone? I’m pretty sure at this point the consensus is that Halo is indeed better in pretty much every aspect. If you really read my profile right back to my fist comment, youd know that the first console I bought this gen was a new PS4 and that I only bought an XB1 last month. The reason that I find myself in these comment sections is that Google now on my phone suggests them to me based on when I was researching the X1 prior to my purchase. I click on those articles simply because there is no news surrounding the PS4 because there’s next to no big games for it and it doesn’t change much over the PS3, besides power. So far I’ve found it rather dissapointing especially when the biggest game to be coming out on the console this year is a rehash of something I’ve beaten twice on PS3. On top of that the PS3 is just more useful as a media machine too. I was genuinely amazed when I found out the PS4 has no YouTube support. The Xbox one can not only play its games (like Sunset Overdrive which I’ll be picking up day 1) but I can simply tell it to go to YouTube when I feel like relaxing for the night and then control that straight from my phone. I refuse to be called a fanboy just because I acknowledge that the PS4 does have many disadvantages and isn’t perfect. I will freely say that the Xbox has its disadvantages too. Its underpowered, its big and it isn’t pretty to look at either. Buy as of June 9th, the XBL Gold paywall will be removed, Games with gold will come to XB1 and the console will ship without kinect. Leaving the only differences between the consoles being power and features, the PS4 wins in the first regard, and the Xbox wins in the second.

        • Josh101

          Oh the reason I was compelled to look at your post history is because there has been an absolute abundance in new accounts created within the last month or so that have ALL been defending Microsoft at every turn. Almost every article pertaining to Xbox or PS has resulted in just this.
          ^^
          “I click on those articles simply because there is no news surrounding the PS4 because there’s next to no big games for it and it doesn’t change much over the PS3, besides power.”
          ^^
          It’s statements like this with the general tone that make you sound like a fanboy. You can still be a fanboy purchasing another console. It doesn’t make you any less of one. There is news on the PS4, not as much as Microsoft because they have had the worst PR nightmare for a year straight. But, just this past week over 20 games have been announced for the PS4. Microsoft chooses to shoot themselves in the foot at every turn. The biggest reason they are under the microscope is because they released a weaker system at a higher cost than a more powerful system that is consistently proving that point. The reason why Sony doesn’t have Youtube support at this time is Microsoft paid for exclusivity.

        • SgtPepper1806

          I’m sick of the “Microsoft payed for it” excuse whenever the PS4 is lacking something. Evidence?
          Also, how am I a Microsoft fanboy? I praised the PS3 more than anything else in my last post, buy just because I shared one positive opinion on the Xbox One I’m a fanboy?
          All my criticisms of the PS4 were factual. It lacks features it’s predessecor had and it’s not very innovative. However I will also argue that the X1 also lacks features the 360 had, but as I see it it packs new features that weren’t possible on the 360 to make up for it. The PS4 on the other hand should be able to support everything the PS3 could and then some.

          You come across as more of a fanboy than I do.
          “Microsoft shoots them self in the foot at every turn”
          -Completely ignoring all of today’s news about how the X1 and Xbox live are being restructured to be more consumer friendly and for lack of a better term “PSN-like”

          “Sony has been good to gamers for years”
          -Completely ignores the fact that the PS3
          Launch was just as bad if not worse than the X1, and Sony were just as anti consumer as Xbox was under Don Mattrick.

          You then go on to sound like more of a fanboy by not responding to any of the positive points I made about the XBox Ones features with a counter-argument and instead saying “Microsoft payed for exclusivity”

          Please provide evidence for Microsoft having payed Google for exclusive access to a YouTube app on its console.

          Finally, if you can come up with one point that proves the PS4 is a better console that isnt “power” because that can be countered with “features” I will gladly continue this argument.

  • Brian Baker

    You’re aware that there are other games that run at 1080p 60 FPS on xbox one, right?

    • NgTurbo

      Of course. Most will agree that the Xbox One needs more games in this bracket though.

      • marhorn

        No…most people would agree that both systems need more “games” ya know…those things with graphics that are “fun” to play….best graphics in the world could still be a crap game…..this game does look awesome though!

    • Vault101

      Actually, I believe the only game that actually has any graphical clout that is confirmed running at 1080p and 60fps is Wolfenstein, and that isn’t even out yet.

      • Cigi

        Then maybe you will tell me a game exclusive that is running 1080P and 60FPS on PS4.

        And we are not talking games that lay between 35 and 60 with judder and screen tearing. There are a lot of games coming that do par up with Ps4- Wolfenstein, Sniper Elite, Murdered within, Forza Horizon 2 just to mention the first that come into mind.

        We have forza with 1080P 60FPS – what do you have – you can expect a Drive Club game 1 year later with 30fps. You may reevaluate your stones.

        • Vault101

          Ok, rabid fanboy, why don’t you stop frothing at the mouth for a second and reevaluate YOUR “stones”, whatever the f**k that means. Perhaps you should do a Google search called “list of games that run at 1080p 60fps”. Head on over to IGN, check out that list and see if your “stones” are feeling so great.

          I admit, you are right about Forza. That seems to be the exception that proves the rule, however. Second of all, are you actually pathetic enough to use a “us and them” scenario here? You don’t know what systems I own, and even if you did, you distinguish portions of the population based on what consoles they buy? That is genuinely sad.

        • Cigi

          Maybe because I am tired if hearing that crap of 1080p 60fps when no, I repeat No game on ps4 is running that. XO and Forza is the only next Gen with that nailed.

        • Vault101

          No EXCLUSIVE game, right? Check that list, hombre. There are games that run at 1080p 60fps on the PS4, but the exclusive games aren’t out yet.

        • Cigi

          I am not judging any body bro. Then again I have Xbox 360, ps3, ps4 and the Xbox one and a vita. So don’t go there. I just think that this generation there is way to much fokus on very small details and no focus on the actual games. Last Gen ps3 sucked the first 2 years and it was still called out as the superior platform.

        • Vault101

          Ok, well based on what you said, and I quote,”We have forza with 1080P 60FPS – what do you have – you can expect a Drive Club game 1 year later with 30fps. You may reevaluate your stones.”

          This doesn’t sound like someone who is on both sides of the fence, not judging anyone. You specifically separated yourself from Sony by asking “what do you have?” If you had all of these platforms, it would be what do WE have. Not to mention, for someone who is sick of visual comparisons, you were rather quick to jump on the bandwagon yourself:

          “Then maybe you will tell me a game exclusive that is running 1080P and 60FPS on PS4.

          And we are not talking games that lay between 35 and 60 with judder and screen tearing. There are a lot of games coming that do par up with Ps4- Wolfenstein, Sniper Elite, Murdered within, Forza Horizon 2 just to mention the first that come into mind.”

          I play on multiple different platforms. I am even part of the Master PC Race. I did used to have a 360 as well, until it unceremoniously died. Don’t be angry because I simply pointed out the facts and then offered evidence to support them. I have no problem with XBox or anyone who bought one, as I used to have one myself.

          And the reason for focus on details as opposed to actual games, is because there ARE no actual games. For either system. The software drought at the beginning of every generation is always pretty bad, but this one has been especially severe.

        • Josh101

          Interesting, seems like you created your account to just damage control for Microsoft. Also, why would you possibly use Forza 5 as your 1080P 60FPS model? It’s been SEVERELY downgraded from last years E3 presentation. With cardboard cutout audiences, pre-baked lighting, no dynamic weather effects and less content than Forza 4.

        • Cigi

          Ohh you mean like infamous in s dead city or drive club, how many drivers was it that is in One game now? You might cool down a bit.

          Also the nummer of cars in forza maybe you should compare it with drive club

        • Josh101

          “Ohh you mean like infamous in s dead city or drive club”
          ^^
          Obviously you have never played Infamous Second Son. There are cars and people everywhere. If you are on the Hero side after you liberate the city, people are everywhere. On top of buildings, in parks and walking down the street. Also, there was no downgrade, there was a difference in time of day, but it made sense in the game. I haven’t played the evil side yet, but I’m told people run away from you, but they are still everywhere.
          ^^
          My point still stands, you’ve done nothing but try to pad the negativity of Microsoft since you created your account. It’s hilariously sad.
          ^^
          “Also the nummer of cars in forza maybe you should compare it with drive club”
          ^^
          Drive club looks MUCH better than how Forza looks. It has everything Forza doesn’t have. It hasn’t been downgraded since E3. They have made it BETTER. Unlike Forza 5 which looks terrible compared to it’s E3 presser. Furthering the fact that Microsoft used Nvidia GE Force Titans to showcase their games last year.