“We’ll see” about a Sunset Overdrive PC version, says Insomniac
Insomniac Games’ upcoming eccentric open-world third-person shooter Sunset Overdrive is currently scheduled exclusively for the Xbox One. While the developer has no immediate plans for a PC version, it also hasn’t completely ruled-out one. Speaking with VideoGamer, Insomniac’s marketing lead James Stevenson stated the following:
“I don’t know what the future holds,” Stevenson said. “Right now there’s no plans for a PC version of the game. We’re just working hard to finish up [the Xbox One version]. We’re going to support it post-launch and then we’ll see what happens in the future. But there’s no plans. We aren’t planning a PC version or anything like that”.
For newcomers, Sunset Overdrive allows players to navigate the open-world metropolis of Sunset City in 2027. The dystopian world is controlled by a corporation called FizzCo. The player-character – whose gender, skin-tone, and body-type can be completely customised – is a FizzCo employee tasked with cleaning up the mess left behind from a party FizzCo has thrown in celebration of the launch of their new energy drink, Overcharge Delirium XT. As such, players fight the OD’d humans who have mutated from drinking too much of the energy drink. The game focuses on “agile combat”, including wall-running, zip-lines, and acrobatics, in addition to using grind-rails to deftly navigate city streets. On-foot, players cannot run or take cover, but instead must rely on agility to survive. The game allows you to can carry up to eight weapons at once, including the standard assault rifle AK-FU, and the TNTeddy grenade launcher that fires teddy bears strapped to sticks of dynamite. In the online co-op mode called Chaos Squad, up to eight players defend vats of Overcharge Delirium XT from waves of OD’d. Although they work together, players also try to earn more Style points during play than their co-op partners.
Sunset Overdrive launches on October 28th in North America and October 31st in Europe, exclusively on the Xbox One.