Sunset Overdrive is 'currently sub-1080p'

Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive is "for now, another sub-1080p game", EDGE magazine reports.

Speaking on the benefits of working on a single format, Insomniac creative director Marcus Smith told the magazine: "When we worked with Sony, that made it easier, because we were focussed on that hardware. With Sunset Overdrive, it's the same thing. It makes it easier for us to focus on the one thing and tap the hardware in a way that we probably couldn't if we were crossplatform."

EDGE then interjects to state that, "for now", the game is another Xbox One title running in sub-1080p.

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Deadpool1011411d ago

Well in that case the game is obviously rubbish, right?

jatakk1411d ago

lol, someone will surely claim that..

Webbyy1411d ago

lol yup.. folks nowdays.. I don't care much about resolutions guys. Give me a fun gameplay

Mr Pumblechook1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

Of course sub 1080p resolution doesn't mean it will be a bad game, all the previews have been really positive and say it harkens back to the Sega classics.

AC IV, Call of Duty Ghosts, Battlefield 4 etc had sub 1080p visuals and were blamed on the developers doing poor ports, Insomniac don't have that excuse. Sunset Overdrive is being developed exclusively for Xbox One which means there are no other hardware platforms for the developers to spend time on or dilute their resources. If they can't get 1080p it is either the fault of the developers or the hardware. However if the game delivers a great experience no one will be concerned about resolution and they will just have fun playing the game and so far it looks like a lot of fun.

christocolus1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

Who cares if its sub 1080p? it looks amazing and from all I've seen and read I'm sure it will be so much fun to play. I'm definitly going to be playing that game once its released, just need to see more at e3 and same goes for Halo, quantum break, gears,d4 and the others,ill be getting them all as long as they are fun..I'm also sure that even at sub 1080p none of those titles will be lacking in the graphics dept either.

truefan11411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

This game needs 60 fps, so I'm all good with a slightly lower resolution than 1080p, even though 1080p is preferred. This game seems very fast and action packed. lets focus on the gameplay until the game is released, I prefer fun instead of worrying about all the specs and before you mention it, I wasn't on gaming sites from 2007-3013 or whatever you guys say.

Also for the people below talking trash, couldn't we say the same thing about Infamous, Drive Club, and The Order all 30fps, those games were built for the ps4. You can't all of a sudden change the rules and ignore fps, when in the beginning it was about 1080p and 60 fps. On those ps4 games the devs felt those games didn't need 60fps and wanted to maintain their 1080p resolution. For this game they are probably favoring 60 fps. Now if Sunset Overdrive is sub 1080p and 30 fps, then you would have a point.

MysticStrummer1411d ago

"in the beginning it was about 1080p and 60 fps."

No it wasn't, and you all know it. It was about the cheaper console being more powerful, not that 1080p/60fps are required for a good game.

QuickdrawMcgraw1411d ago

It does not matter if a game on the Xbox1 runs at 1080p or not...It only matters to the masses here on N4Xbox if a PS4 game does...

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GarrusVakarian1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

Sub-1080p? I couldn't care less for this game. From the trailer, this game looks like it's going to be all-out, fast paced, crazy fun. 60fps would benefit more than 1080p in this instance.

Edit: Oops, that sounds like im saying i couldn't care less for the game, that's not what i meant, i meant i couldn't care less about this games resolution :p


I think gameplay is Sunset Overdrive's main focus.

sobotz1411d ago

Ryse is 900p, and it's one of the best looking game in this gen besides BF4 and Second Son.

HugoDrax1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

"Well in that case the game is obviously rubbish, right?"

Hahahaha funny! Bubble foyer you :-)

TheDarpaChief1411d ago

I wouldnt say that but i do think its funny. Its karma for how much xbox only fans (myself until mid 2013 included) were about graphical fidelity.

ramiuk11411d ago

is this it?

looks nice and colourful but it looks crap gameplaywise.

reminds me of jet set radio ??

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Manic20141411d ago

No matter i'm still excited for this game, it looks awesome. Although i think this should at least reach 900p.

omegaheat1411d ago

Another article intentionally aiming to start an argument. Notice that the only words that he put in quotations was "for now". What the author intentionally didn't include was the actual question that was asked of the developer. The conversation was probably more like "will the game run on 1090p?" Dev answers "for now, it only runs in ---P". I'm certainly positive the dev never said "Sunset Overdrive will run in subpar 1080p." So sick of people trying to pull anything out of their ass to get a clicks. That article could have just been made up in 2 minutes.

johny51411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

That maybe true but arguments bring about change! If it didn't then Microsoft would still have their old policy's everybody was up in arms about!

greenyboi1411d ago

Who cares . I certainly don't as long as the game is a blast that will do for me .

XiSasukeUchiha1411d ago

Who cares if at 900p at 60fps, It's Insomniac games they can make it work!

tinezedw1411d ago

The same way they made fuse work?

Ninver1411d ago

lol oooh i felt that burn.

MasterCornholio1411d ago

Im a huge Insomniac fan (love Ratchet and Clank) and im still angry at them for making that turd of a game. Hopefully Sunset will turn out to be much better.

And as for the resolution as long as its 900P i dont see a problem with it. Anything lower and its highly noticeable to me.

rdgneoz31411d ago

In their defense, the original vision with Overstrike looked fun. Then EA got their claws in it...

As for pixel counting, it's pretty much revenge from PS360 comparisons and how the PS3 got ripped in the beginning (by gamers and writers) because of multiplats looking better on the 360. Now the same people are saying resolution doesn't matter when the shoes on the other foot.

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