Sunset Overdrive, the stylish post-apocalyptic action title from Insomniac Games, won't feature Kinect support in any way, shape, or form.
That's good that the developers aren't forcing it in. If Kinect is a good idea for a certain game, then that's great. If it doesn't, then that's also great.
So not only are Insomniac doing whatever the hell they want to with this game, they are also not including Kinect just for the heck of it. Awesome. Insomniac back to their glory days, it seems. After watching gameplay of this game, it has just shot up as one of my most anticipated titles. What a glorious time to be a gamer.
"Insomniac back to their glory days" Jesus relax. You've seen very little and played none. Way too soon to be crowning them back (in a genre they've been fairly average at selling and/or making)
@calis "Jesus relax. You've seen very little and played none. " Stop trying to kill my excitement, Mr. Buzz Killington. Lol. I see SO, then i look at Fuse, then i look at R&C....*seems* (keyword) like they're back in the glory days to me.
@calis Why does it bothers you so much that someone is hyped about the game? Going by what have been shown the game looks really promising.
Mr. Zurkon doesn't care about your problems, calis. He cares only about pain.
"Going by what have been shown the game looks really promising." So did Lair, so did Bulletstorm, so did Resistance 2 (though I loved R2), so did 100s of games that come out and don't. That's the point of releasing this kind of information, to build the hype on the good parts, you'll find out the bad parts when the reviews come out/play it.
@calis "So did Lair, so did Bulletstorm, so did Resistance 2 (though I loved R2), so did 100s of games that come out and don't. " Yeah and so did UC games, God of War games, Halo games need I say more? It 's really easy to just list the ones that flopped and ignore the successful ones. But we get it you dont get excited about games..
The gameplay doesn't seem like its really a good fit for Kinect, except I would have enjoyed so little additions similar to how DR3 uses Kinect for sound to attract zombies, still it looks like a fast paced open world game with crazy effects so I'm glad Insomniac are just making the game exactly how they want and not forcing anything.
"But we get it you don't get excited about games.." I don't get excited about games with very little gameplay and controlled information in a genre to which they haven't been very successful in. E3 will show more no doubt.
Devs need to use Kinect for face scanning like KSR, it's extra I know, but it would be really cool.
Can't find the gameplay footage but I love the color palette used in this game.
@calis I have no idea how these developers managed to produce something like fuse.
^Because EA is a terrible publisher.
Pretty much I'm expecting Insomniac game to not use Kinect in their game because they are working on a great experience for everyone to enjoy! Edit: I think Insomniac games are trying to go with "Ratchet and Clank" of the Xbox type of plan.
LOL...watcha tryna say??
Not to be a stooge but if they actually WANTED to use Kinect, couldn't it still be a great experience for everyone if they used it well? :P
No reason to use kinect, it doesnt fit in this type of game at all. No reason to force integration for something that doesnt need to be used.
I'd quite like to be able to scan myself into a Sunset Overdrive styled avatar akin to a Kinect Sport Rivals champion. That'd be neat.
Dude, that'd be sick!! :D Too bad they won't add that in. Maybe for the sequel?
Oh xbone ure lucky today ..
No kinect! No buy!
when is microsoft going to show us that Kinect is relevant to gaming?
maybe when the VR headset releases?
What, like a Kinect VR headset? How would that even work? o.O
Technically it does use Kinect. Xbox Record That, Xbox Broadcast, Xbox Go To Sunset Overdrive, Xbox Volume Up, Xbox Start Party etc.
lol, I guess you're right.
Is that the game or the system it's played on?
OS functionality, mostly. That's basically the same as saying every Xbox 360 game has party chat.
Probably to early to say this but every time i read these type of articles a small thought always enters my mind that ms only bundled kinect to claw back some of the money they wasted on it,must be losing it right?game looks great anyway.
I can't really imagine how they'd implement it anyway...
Looks pretty damn good. Like the fact it won't use kinect. @Rickgrimes95 Really? come on!
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