Sunset Overdrive Dev Denies Resolution/Framerate Rumors, Talks Gameplay, Day/Night Cycle and More

After the latest unveiling of Sunset Overdrive a couple days ago, a few media outlets mentioned specific resolution and framerate targets for the game, some even specifying that they were told by developers. Interestingly enough both 1080p/60 fps and 1080p/30 fps combinations were indicated by different sites. Today James Stevenson denied such rumor, and gave plenty new details on gameplay.

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lifeisgamesok1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

No matter what the finalized number of pixels on the screen is, the quality of the pixels are great

This game really looks like an animated kids movie but it has a mature style too

Day 1 whether 720, 900 or 1080p

christocolus1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

I said the same thing after watching the official gameplay vid reveal some days ago . This game is coming home with me no matter the res or fps. What i saw was enough to convince me so im getting it either way besides its going to be so much fun to play and i cant wait to see the online multiplayer aspect shown off at e3. Ms and insomniac have done good with this new ip.

4Sh0w1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

Sure res is important, but other assets trump resolution everytime, I'd rather have a huge lively world with a stable framerate than a boring 1080p one, I'd rather dev spend more time optimizing gameplay mechanics, than just throwing together an old tested formula so they can spend months optimizing the game code for 1080p, I'd rather a dev be focused on the details of their game world rather than focused on what they can cut to hit 1080p, I'd rather a dev/writer lock himself in a room writing/rewriting their SP story until they think its good, rather than just doing interviews about how their game is the greatest thing since slice bread because "Look Ma its 1080p". I'd rather a dev think about amazing features that give me a reason to keep playing rather than the PR 1080p label on the box that won't make me want to bother playing it again. I'd rather devs have a "shoot for the moon vision" when creating a game and then in the dev process scale back THE RES before cutting advanced game tech, like lighting or physics because of how much resources 1080p takes up.

What's ironic is in my eyes the best looking next gen game is only 900p, while again imo Ryse was a good game, better than many give credit, I'd easily take it at 720p with more variety, lol and personally since I never bought those super pixel counter glasses on ebay I doubt I would notice the res difference anyway. lol

I don't know much but I know for damm sure SO looks like an awesome game whatever the res.

Calvin_ISA1256d ago

Dude, the difference between 720 and 1080 is staggering. Have you tried setting your PC settings to 720 when you have a 1080 monitor? In short, it is very noticeable.. You don't have to act like it isn't noticeable, because you care about how they can pump out 480i as long as there is a lot of crazy stuff happening; because the fidelity matters when you're showing high end graphics, you want to see high end graphics. 720 looks like trash compared to 1080. 480 looks like trash compared to 720. This game will be good regardless, as I really enjoy Insomniac's games, and I will have this one too, even if the resolution is low, even though I would prefer it to be 1080. I just want the game.

Eonjay1256d ago

Do you think its would be better if they actually created trailers in the same resolution as what the final product will actually be in? If you send out a 1080p gameplay trailer, is it appropriate for people to assume that it was created on X1 hardware? I know its not final but you can't blame people for thinking its 1080p if thats the resolution of the footage sent out.

cyguration1256d ago

Then why is it that when a high quality Wii U title with cartoony graphics makes it on here everyone says it's crap?

GarrusVakarian1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

They do? I could have sworn everyone praised MK8 and SMW3D to the high heavens, even people who don't own WiiU's, such as myself. Both of those games are visually great too, especially MK8.

Dannyh1256d ago

Who said Wii u was crap, I plan on getting one after e3, want to make sure a price drop is not coming after I get it

Mystogan1256d ago

Never heard anyone complain about the Wii U games before... Except for the initial lack of them.

I'm planning to get a Wii U next to my Xbox One.

NatureOfLogic_1256d ago

Both Xbox One and WiiU are underpowered. I feel like the cartoony graphics mask both of the consoles weakness. I don't see why they can't get 1080p with these graphics. Xbox One struggle to do 1080p, but this doesn't look demanding at all for next gen. It looks like a last gen game.


Nope....I like the way a lot of the Nintendo games look. I just bought a Wii U and I love the way mario u and mario 3d world looks. It's a nice change up from the more serious "realistic" games out there right now. It is nice to be able to switch up, between the two.

Aussiebeachbabe1256d ago

Not me. I love anything you can put a game in.

QuickdrawMcgraw1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

@cyguration...Are you new here on N4Xbox...

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GarrusVakarian1256d ago

"This game really looks like an animated kids movie"

This was exactly what i thought too. It looked like a controllable Pixar movie.

XiSasukeUchiha1256d ago

Cool, animated movie at that as well so who brought the popcorn?

truefan11256d ago

Agreed Definitely day 1 regardless the specs.

randomass1711256d ago

Kinda like TF2, actually. That game's art style was really cartoony but was still very mature in themes.

bobacdigital1256d ago

I dont know why but it reminds me of No More Heroes...

dale_denton1256d ago

lol all of a sudden all of you bots praise insomniac games after y'all clowned on their games when they made sony exclusives. smh.

frankdrebin721256d ago

then again all the ponys cried because insomniac develope a game for xbox only,citing turncoat,judus etc etc
guess we are even then

HugoDrax1256d ago

lol all of a sudden all of you ponies praise Bungie games after y'all clowned on their games when they made Microsoft exclusives. smh.

See, I can post the same fanboy nonsense you decided to post above...Play Games, not Consoles...

dale_denton1255d ago

lol dance bots dance! got your inner fanboy out the closet. mission accomplished.

ninsigma1256d ago

Really wish I could play it :( pity it's exclusive, only XBO game I would really love to play!!

n1ko_1171256d ago

Then wait for a price drop and buy the console, because to tell you the truth, the Xbox One is going to have a big variety of exclusives, it won't be just halo/forza/gears anymore. I feel like you should check out Quantum Break and D4, those are two new ips coming to the Xbox One in the future.

ninsigma1256d ago

I havent seen anything else im interested yet to say im def gonna pick one up. Sony exclusives have always catered to me best. Im not interested in halo (not that i wouldnt get it if i did have an x1) Quantum break looks ok, I'm waiting to see more, it has an interesting premise. I don't like the look of D4 at all really. With uncharted comin up and the order along with the possibility of the last guardian, quantic dreams new game, gg, mm and lots more to be even announce, I'm pretty happy with comin on the ps side of things atm. As much as I would like to play sunset overdrive, it's not enough to convince me to pick one up. I chose my console from past proof of library of games and ps always wins for me. I'd wait until there's a sufficient library on x1 before picking it up as their past doesn't entice me. Though if KH3 became x1 exclusive I'd be straight out to buy one lol

Patrick_pk441255d ago

Only game that looks fun. However, it wouldn't be a day one buy, and I'll never buy a Xbone. It doesn't cater to my taste of video games.

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Qrphe1256d ago

I really dont care at what framrate/resolution it comes packaged in. The game looks fuggintastic already. It'll be [email protected] at best but who cares.

tuglu_pati1256d ago

can definitely live with 900p

randomass1711256d ago

I can live with that too. As long as the game is awesome who cares?

MysticStrummer1256d ago

Looked nice and smooth to me.

Palitera1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

Until it is shown on a real XBox One instead of a 5000 USD computer, 'ran smooth' is completely irrelevant.

Tedakin1256d ago

Resolution gate only matters to soldiers in the fanboy war. I swear in 99% of cases I can't tell the difference.

TheDevKit1256d ago

There's defiantly a noticeable difference between 30 and 60 FPS.

Ghost_Nappa1256d ago

He said resolution, not framerate

Boody-Bandit1256d ago

"He said resolution, not framerate"

True Tedakin was referring to resolution but if you replace frame rates with resolution? The noticeable difference still applies.

On topic:
All I care about is performance.
I just want the game to run as smooth as possible. It looks like there is going to be a sh*t ton going on screen at times. Try to minimize drops and stuttering and I'm solid.

randomass1711256d ago

Not for me! My TV is only 720p. I couldn't notice a difference because I could never reach that resolution lol.

Tedakin1256d ago

Oh yeah I'll admit I can tell that difference. Resolutions not so much unless it's just utterly drastic like 560 to 1080.

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tuglu_pati1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

There is a big different between 30 and 60 FPS and also between 720p and 1080p.

Dannyh1256d ago

Resolution only matters if the games art style is good, Xbox one bf4 is 720p looks better than call of duty ghost on ps4 1080p,

Mystogan1256d ago

We have seen plenty of comparisons between multiplats on Xbox One and PS4.

There are no big differences at all. Just fanboy nitpicking.

randomass1711256d ago

Frame rate differences are far more noticeable than resolution differences. At least to me. My TV can't do 1080p anyway.

JasonKCK1256d ago

Tedakin said resolution. He didn't make the mistake, you did.

KingPin1256d ago

who cares.

its insomniac.

the visuals are smooth the controls are tight the game is solid and fun.

what more could you ask for?

randomass1711256d ago

I think some people are just upset it's an Insomniac game that's exclusive to Xbox One. I believe in Insomniac, so I don't mind either way. Whatever this is, I'm sure it's THEIR project and they're being allowed the creative freedom they need to make it.