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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 447d ago | interview

Ted Price Talks Sunset Overdrive, The Cloud And Xbox One Policy

GI:Insomniac CEO Ted Price opens up about the fun world of Sunset Overdrive. (Culture, Sunset Overdrive, Ted Price, Xbox One)

mgszelda1   447d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
friedricr  +   447d ago
Never would i thought to ever see this man on an XBOX E3 stage .... kinda shocked about the sunset overdrive exclusive ..
shivvy24  +   447d ago
they said they own the ip so they could pull an ea/bioware thing , on their facebook page i asked them if any possible future titles could me multiplat and they said yes
Thunderhawkxbox  +   447d ago
Just remember if Microsoft want to Keep it exclusive they will do it like they did with gears of war
abzdine  +   447d ago
@Thunderhawkxbox: the game has to be good before they want to keep it as exclusive but when i look at the last 3 games they made i wouldn't say that. IG follows the money, that's ok but that's gonna ruin them for good
darkpower  +   446d ago
@Thunderhawkxbox
But since they own the IP, Insomniac has the final say, and if they want to maximize their profits from a game, then they will do that in any way possible. If the game becomes successful, then it's not like they will be like "well, this game is doing real well, we should take whatever MS throws at us and ignore any other platform for our product". Doesn't work that way!
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   447d ago
the money my man....it's all about the money!
lukeb4dunk  +   447d ago
I was too, but still no way as shocking as Gabe coming out for Sony a few years ago.
cell989  +   447d ago
no this was more shocking to me
Eddie20101  +   447d ago
I hope there new game is good and does well but it looks like a brighter version of Brink and that was kinda mediocre.
ps3rider  +   447d ago
anyway the title sucks.
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Fireseed  +   447d ago
Can't wait for this and other big world multiplayer games
warewolfSS   447d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
C-Thunder  +   447d ago
Talk about the wrong time to jump ship.

I hope this game ends up as cool as their trailer, but after what happened to overstrike, I'm not expecting it to be much like what they showed.
TheFallenAngel  +   447d ago
Yes yes the cloud is the future like Onlive.
badz149  +   447d ago
we have yet to see how cloud computing works on Xbone
but cloud computing and all out cloud gaming like Online and Gaikai are 2 very distinguishable things!

cloud computing planned for Xbone at the moment is just for offloading complex calculation to the cloud for multiplayer games but execution of said games are still handled by the console itself.

Onlive and Gaikai on the other hand handle not only computation but the game execution itself on-site and your devices are pretty much streaming those games only, with your connection responsible for streaming and feedback of your button presses. it's like you're gaming at home on your tv but your console is somewhere miles away.

that's a huge difference in terms of what they do so, don't quick to judge.
cgoodno  +   447d ago
"The Cloud" is the future for online persistent world that utilize P2P connections.

The thing is, every single game like that is utilizing the cloud and it's not unique to Microsoft at all. EA and Activision already use The Cloud as their multiplayer infrastructure, for example. It's a more cost effective way to handle multiplayer games.

Games that will use the cloud and are all multiplatform: Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Destiny, Diablo 3, Elder Scrolls Online, Lost Planet 3, The Crew, Titanfall, The Division.
Sevir  +   447d ago
DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING DING... DIIIIINNNG.... DIIIIIIING.... DIIIIINGGGGGG....
THANK YOU!!!!!!! people really seem to think MS's CLOUD is somehow going to increase the hardware performance of its GPU magically to out perform the PS4 and other higher end PC cards which totally run laps around both these consoles combined.

The truth is that MS's CLOUD features are all server side operations and every developer who has come out and spoken about the cloud have all said its serverside operations in hosting and offloading the multiplayer side of things off the console so it frees up processing power for singleplayer side as well as general purpose coding for the console itself. and guess what The cloud features MS seems to vaguely boast about is not exclusive to the Platform holder.

The technology is largerly implimented across a bevy for multiplatform titles both Next gen and current gen PS3/xbox 360 titles as well as one Sony's platform.

You want to know why Sony isn't talking cloud beyond what Gaikai is doing to enhance the PS4's network because they have a Platform which has a more powerful GPU. The PS4 with Gaikai technology , offers every benefit MS talks about being advantageous to them with the power of the "CLOUD". And the fact that Gaikai also brings cloud gaming on the PS4 it 1up's MS's CLOUD offerings by delivery of full games via streaming.

If the POWER of the cloud was something that would magically make the XBOX One out perform HIGH end PC's then we'd have games that look better than the current games on being shown on both the PS4 and the XBOX one and the fact is That kind of Tech while it exist is no where near feasible and affordable for the home console gaming. Movie studios alone have the budget for such a thing and they use that technology to render their CGI movies. People really need to see through the crap. MS is trying to fool the general public into thinking the xbox is more powerful. Compensating for an under powered Box compared to the PS4.
MichaelLito79  +   447d ago
This game look cool from the trailer. Still need to see it in action. Could be this generations new Crackdown 3.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   447d ago
Oh watching these guys in the back pockets of MS is heart wrenching. After Fuse I'm not sure what to expect from these guys anymore. Just come back to Sony guys, where you belong.
TheFallenAngel  +   447d ago
Why? they are a mediocre studio.
KwietStorm  +   447d ago
Really now?
Masterdon   447d ago | Spam
theWB27  +   447d ago
Even cd projekt red mentioned the benefits of the cloud. Google search....seems alot of devs are mentioning what different things it does. X1 day 1...
Good_news_every1   446d ago | Spam
the worst  +   447d ago
this game will fail
Corpser  +   447d ago
You wish lol, Sony troll
the worst  +   447d ago
just at the track record lately.
Insomniac's is going down.
i hate to say it but Insomniac's is the next Ninja Theory
humbleopinion  +   447d ago
Hopefully yes - Ninja Theory managed to remain independent, and still improved from game to game.

Insomniac on the other hand didn't... they started this generation very well, but pushed by Sony to release Ratchet and Infamous titles back-to-back probably took a toll and quality decreased.
Then there was the independent move to the arms of EA with Overstrike, but that seemed to have involved executive meddling that ruined the colorful tone of the game as it was rebranded as Fuse.

Hopefully they'll find a better home with MS now then they did with EA. So far Sunset Overdrive seems to be the amazingly creative game that Overstrike never came to be.
CrimsonSquall  +   446d ago
@humbleopinion haha, I think you mean Ratchet and Resistance, not inFamous. That is made by Sucker Punch (Second Sons looks great btw).
humbleopinion  +   446d ago
@CrimsonSquall

Yeah, I really messed that up :)
If anything, Infamous is just getting better and better by release. It really shows that they get the time they need to push the series forward.
irokster  +   447d ago
I agree with Worst. I thought this game looked lame after I saw the E3 trailer. I don't like the art style or anything the game has to offer right now. Reminds me a lot of Brink.
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CrossingEden  +   447d ago
i've seen you praising knack which has an extremely similar art style -_-
kenshiro100  +   447d ago
CrossingEden
He's not talking about graphics genius.
sarshelyam  +   446d ago
I will agree with you on the point that Sony fans are a vindictive lot. They won't be getting Sony fan support on an XBO exclusive, and look at how that same fanbase supported Fuse.

It's sad, but that same fanbase that supported them takes it personally when a once Sony loyalist makes the decision to go multi-platform in an effort to remain profitable. I don't blame Insomniac, Sony made some short-sighted mistakes in supporting their work with mediocre advertising campaigns attached to pretty much everything in their portfolio.
AdmiralSnake  +   447d ago
I personally didn't find this game interesting...of course, it was just announced, so I'll give it time.
cleft5  +   447d ago
So I recently just beat Fuse. The game is actually fun, nothing overly special but a solid fun game. With that said, I kind of feel bad for Microsoft because Sunset Overdrive looks kind of pointless. The one thing Insomiac did really well in Fuse was the story and character interactions. Everything else was just generic and I get the feeling that Sunset Overdrive is going to be generic and boring with a pretty coat of paint. Hopefully I am wrong, but I just don't think that Insomiac is a top tier developer anymore.
Bigpappy  +   447d ago
not my type of game. But I can see there is fun to be had
Hazmat13  +   447d ago
i still don't get what cloud is as far as I'm concerned give me a demo of this cloud until i don't care about it.
lgn15  +   447d ago
Power of ze cloud!!1 hahaha lol. I remember when people said Iphones were the future..... wait....
No_Limit  +   447d ago
I will buy this game to support Insomniac for bringing a game to Xbox. Love the first 2 Ratchet and Clank.
nthstew  +   447d ago
Should be focusing on making Resistance 4 Rather making this crap
ger2396  +   447d ago
After fuse, no thanks. Sony owns the ip, they have plenty of competent studios that can make resistance 4.
urwifeminder  +   447d ago
Here is there chance to make a game people actually want to play.
blanket14  +   447d ago
I just wish ms would actually explain how the cloud benifits and tell everyone everything they are doing and I want proof... until I get sort of prooof I cant believe it. it would be interesting to see benifits of the cloud but I thought cloud was for saving games and information and stuff.
edonus  +   447d ago
The ONE is not even released yet. MS and devs have stated time and time again what the cloud is. I know a little bit about cloud computing or more specifically the Azure network which is the real name of MS cloud.

The cloud is very versatile so it would be almost impossible to tell you what it can and will be used for. It would be like if someone from the 50s time traveled to now and asked you what can i do with a computer.

The saving games and information is baby stuff.

MS has integrated the cloud in to their system you will see it used a lot. Thats the big thing MS has made the network already and it set to go. The devs just gotta get in there and play with it.
the worst  +   447d ago
fuse = Bullet sponge game
SynestheticRoar  +   447d ago
Hope they stick to what we saw in the demo.
AutoCad  +   447d ago
looks like fun.cant wait
cell989  +   447d ago
nnnoooooooooo Ted has fallen for Da Clawd BS :(
Nodoze  +   447d ago
I really like Insomniac. I have a number of their titles for the PS3. That said I think that Ted Price has lost his mfing mind. First they tell Sony who they have been working with for years that they are no longer interested in being exclusive. Then they partner with EA (of all publishers). Then they release the bomb of a game that is Fuse. I mean the game flat out sucked. I can imagine the sales figures sucked as well, proving that owning your IP is not the best bet...if the IP sucks.

Now they are betting on the xBone??? Ted, buddy, lay off the weed. It is impairing your judgement.

I want to support them, but their studio in NC has released sub par titles for Sony since coming online. All so they could focus on Fuse!?!?

I guess nobody working at Insomniac has the balls to tell Ted that he is betting the company on the wrong horse. Good luck guys, you are going to need it.
Heisenburger  +   447d ago
I guess these days.... everyone has a Price.

O.o

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