Insomniac Explains Why Sunset Overdrive is Xbox One Exclusive
Sunset Overdrive is being developed exclusively for the Xbox One. Insomniac Games CEO and Founder Ted Price explains why in his latest blog post on the studio’s official blog.
“It may surprise some of our longtime fans that we have partnered with Microsoft Studios to develop Sunset Overdrive exclusively for Xbox One,” writes Price. “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.”
He goes on to explain that despite its exclusivity deal with Microsoft on Sunset Overdrive, the company continues to be “100% independent” and will continue to make games on their own terms without allowing themselves to be dictated by external forces. Price does not rule out the possibility of developing titles for Sony’s platforms.
“While we are excited about partnering with Microsoft on Sunset Overdrive, that doesn’t mean we can’t or wouldn’t make games with our longtime friends at Sony,” writes Price. “That’s the magic of being an independent developer.”
Sunset Overdrive is described as an “always changing, open-world shooter set in the not-so-distant future” in a world overrun by mutants and filled with all manner of “kick-ass, overpowered weapons”, signature to Insomniac Games titles. As noted, the game is exclusive to the Xbox One.