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Submitted by Abriael 122d ago | news

Sunset Overdrive Devs “Grateful” for Xbox One Power Freed Up From Kinect: Used for AI, Physics &More

Sunset Overdrive is one of the most interesting games coming out this year on Xbox One, and it’s set in a large open world populated by hordes of enemies.

That kind of setting and fauna isn’t exactly light on the hardware requirements, and DualShockers caught up with Insomniac Games’ CEO Ted Price, who explained the influence on the game’s development of the recent unlocking of the hardware resources previously dedicated to Kinect. (Sunset Overdrive, Ted Price, Xbox One)

andrarfc  +   122d ago | Well said
Really looking forward to this game!
marlinfan10  +   122d ago | Well said
lol 10 disagrees and 7 likes for saying you look forward to a game.

then 1 agree and 8 disagrees down below for saying its great news. this sites getting worse by the day.
DeathOfTheFanBoy   122d ago | Immature | show
uptownsoul  +   122d ago
Well I guess Insomniac has hammered the last nail in the coffin for the Kinect...
Spartacus10  +   122d ago | Well said
@ DeathOfTheFanBoy
The only thing worse than a fanboy is a fanboy who is also a hypocrite.
-Foxtrot  +   122d ago | Well said
@DeathOfTheFanBoy

Yes because every single person who disagrees is automatically a Sony fanboy....not a PC/Nintendo one, just Sony /s

"I'll never pick up a PS4 for fear of being associated with THOSE guys."

Really? I think your get one because you are most likely a fanboy yourself. You buy a console to play on games, not to associate yourself to a fanbase.

"Also... PS games are boring, I was so glad to sell my PS3, what a hideous POS that was, bought it for Killzone... BIG mistake."

This proves my point above.
Hellsvacancy  +   122d ago
It's funny because I wouldn't ever buy an Xbox because I don't wanna be associated with the likes of you...... people? Truefan fan etc
AceBlazer13  +   122d ago
I feel the same way, I wouldn't dare buy an XB1 knowing that I'll be part of the same user base as people like yourself and truefan and to support Microsoft.. *shudders * thought is just disturbing.
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gfk342  +   122d ago
Sorry but I don't see anything for which we should praise this game. I mean, it will be a game like others, with nothing special. Let's see what could be talked about it:
- is a mixture of elements between real and fantasy, having a guy that jumps on trees and rides (with his shoes!!!) on wires?!!! OoooK.... So it doesn't have a clear identity!
- has a lot of elements already seen in other games: Dead Rising 3 (zombie part and weapons combination); Ratchet and Clank (the mashing buttons part); Jet Radio (skating part);
- story... what is the story anyway. Some zombie/aliens are attempting to conquer the world? WOW
- graphics... Cartoonish graphics...
- gameplay - running around and shoot the zombies.

What will be the satisfaction, motivation, emotions of this game? Could someone explain to me?

I cannot see a person older than 14 to buy this game... And I'm 100% sure that the game will be a flop in EU. EU does not like such kind of games.
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Yetter  +   122d ago
They are a plague on the community and have soured me on the PS brand entirely. I certainly realize that not all sony fans are the @ssholes on N4G and IGN but they are so relentless I don't want to be anywhere near that community. XB1, PC and WiiU this gen
sonarus  +   122d ago
LOL @ Deathofthefanboy. I remember way back when n4g started and there were epic xbox 360 trolls. Like bloodmask, the mart to name a few off the top of my head. I don't really come on here as often as i did back then so i don't know if they are still around. I remember saying to myself back then i will never pick up and xbox 360 for fear of being associated with those guys.
But guess what i still picked up an X360.

Insomniac is a great developer in my opinion. Ratchet and Clank games were good and i enjoyed the resistance series quite a bit. Sure their games werent the best ever but insomniac are solid developers that deliver solid games. I don't expect this game to average anything less than an 8.0. However, i am curious to see how well this game will sell.
Artemidorus  +   121d ago
It's a Pro Sony website.
rainslacker  +   121d ago
Maybe the disagrees are just people who aren't looking forward to the game? I'm sure you can concede there are people not really looking forward to it.

Not everything has to be a fan boy attack you know, particularly the agree/disagree button.

Anyhow, I'm not personally looking forward to it. Looks like it might be fun, and I actually am a big Insomniac fan, but this game just hasn't done it for me despite it's rather well done technical execution shown so far. Artwork is indicative of a Insomniac game, which is good, but that alone isn't enough for me on this one.
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gootimes  +   122d ago
Wow, devs don't like the Kinect.

It is a shame to me because I thought that was the great thing that really set X1 apart from everything else. I am mainly a Nintendo & Sony gamer but if the X1 had more support for Kinect I would seriously get one today. I am not trying to say what they should or shouldn't have done with it, I am just saying the tech was there for an amazing experience, I just wished it panned out better in the games made. And now they don't care about it because they want to free up a little more space?? Just seems like the focus should be on Kinect still, even if sales are a bit lower than the competition.

One hit Kinect experience and X1 is the new hot product, that's how I always looked at it. And now they brush it aside.
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sd11  +   121d ago
I have to agree with what you said. There are a few kinect games coming out soon but not sure if they will save it. Fantasia music evolved and dance central (not sure, might be okay) should both be released soon. The problem I see with these is the lack of exposure. My understanding was that they are both releasing this year, but where were they in the gamescom coverage. Kinect is a great device that can enhance games, but it is great that developers do not have to use it. I personally do not want it integrated into every game. For me Kinect is great in dance type games as it means my young children can get involved far easier than with a controller. But hey I am just one person who happens to like kinect 2.

Before I get down bubbled for showing my like of an xbox product I am off to play TLOU on my PS4. Truly amazing remake BTW.
Kribwalker  +   121d ago
Frankly I use my kinect for voice commands, xbox fitness, auto sign in and when they come out I will get dance central and fantasia. Harmonix are wizards at getting the most out of the kinect. When kinect sports rivals comes out cheap I'll prolly get that, it's fun when you are having drinks with friends to play the mini games, at least on the 360 it was, other wise I don't use my kinect, but i guess with voice commands and xbox fitness 2-3 times a week I get some good use out of it
FanboyKilla  +   122d ago
boy you sony fans sound sour. lol are you serious? its got to be like a full time job for you. hating on everything about ms and xone. geez louise. i dont see any angry xone fans ranting and going on. embarrassing. thats because they are happy, and ps fanboy=mad gamer.

good luck with that. smh
700p  +   122d ago
Thats great news.
Elit3Nick  +   122d ago
you dis-agreers salty?
joab777  +   122d ago
It is funny though that they r thanking Microsoft for what Sony would have had at the outset...and more.

I don't care about exclusives etc. I will play it wherever. But u know that the true story is that MS threw them money for this. Thats it. They have said before that their next games may be multi platform etc.
Provolone24  +   122d ago
Try English next time.
marcelliuss1  +   122d ago
Lol...No the real reason this game is exclusive is that Microsoft funded the game and also let them keep the rights. Some thing Sony wouldn't let them do.
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WeAreLegion  +   122d ago
Ted fought tool and nail to get the DRM removed before launch, as well. Can't wait to play this!
jairusmonillas  +   122d ago
I love xbox one but sunset overdrive looks boring to play.
incendy35  +   122d ago
I think it looks very fun to play but possibly annoying as far as characters and story. I guess we will find out soon!
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DJustinUNCHAIND  +   122d ago
This and Rise of the Tomb Raider are going to be instant classics.
bleedsoe9mm  +   122d ago
its hilarious how the sequel of a GOTY nominee went from great to complete sucking on N4G in 1 week , think there are allot of fanboys wearing neck braces from the whiplash
Spotie  +   122d ago
Is that what happened? What I've seen is a lot of folks not happy about the moves made by Microsoft and Insomniac. Only the trolls say the game will suck, but who takes their opinion seriously on anything?
ConfettiYeti  +   122d ago
Instant classics? I'm sure both will be GOOD, and probably fun. But instant classic for me is probably more along the lines of Halo:CE, LoZ:A link to the past, or God of War. I think your excitement made you over shoot this.
Big_Game_Hunters  +   122d ago
Argh dont want to get an xboxone for this and sclebound, here is hoping it comes to pc, but then again 2 insomniac games and 2 platinum exclusives might make it worth it eventually.
Yetter  +   122d ago
When has an insomniac game ever come to PC?
Big_Game_Hunters  +   122d ago
when has an MS "exclusive" not come to PC? i guess forza 5 lol.
Insomniac has always been Sony exclusive so its not like those would go to pc.
dragon82  +   122d ago
Sony does make PC games though. It's just when they make a first party game exclusive to PlayStation it is actually "exclusive".
Back-to-Back  +   122d ago
Scalebound really? lol all we saw was a cinematic teaser. Nobody even knows what that game is and your considering it almost worthy of a console sale. Sheep.
LogicalReason  +   122d ago
So 10% power allowed the better A.I., physics, and more? I sure hope it's not all at the same time. Woohoo! 1.4% better A.I., 4% better physics (look at that extra piece of debris!), and 4.4% for "more".

I'd like to actually SEE the differences it made other than someone that obviously is promoting the game (since they're making it) spit out a bunch of P.R. bullshit.

Maybe that's just me?
Bizzare21  +   122d ago
Insomniac already said that the extra 10% power increase will also be used for better effects and partcles.

http://n4g.com/news/1533510...
larrysdirtydrawss  +   122d ago
they needed to use it for graphics,cause that game needs it... those particles need a ton of work,textures too
modesign  +   122d ago
dont know if its good that devs are now abandoning kinect.
Volkama  +   122d ago
They could and should have used the Kinect to allow you to scan in an avatar. Like Kinect Sport Rivals, but stylised per Sunset Overdrive.

That would have been neat, and would not have stopped them using the 'extra 10% CPU' for AI/Physics. Kinect would only be utilised during character creation, and that resource would be fully available for gameplay (yes, it has been confirmed it definitely is flexible like that).

That's the kind of thing I still hope to see from the peripheral anyway.
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randomass171  +   122d ago
That seems like a difficult thing to do. Scan and turn your face into a cartoon character would be quite a feat.
Yetter  +   122d ago
though they've already done it with Kinect sports rivals. When I tried it the results were decent, but not perfect
maniacmayhem  +   121d ago
I'm hoping they do this with Crackdown. But more than likely MS is dropping any game features that have to do with Kinect. MS will slowly faze it out and never mention the thing again. It will just be a camera add on in a year or two.

Which is a shame since some of the ideas they had and features for games like Project Spark, D3 and some indie games looked really promising.
LightDiego  +   122d ago
I really want to play this game, like i said it before, it has the potential to be a runner for GOTY.
Big_Game_Hunters  +   122d ago
This, Bayonetta 2, and Smash Bros will be the funnest and best games of the year IMO.
brotherlymoses   122d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
bleedsoe9mm  +   122d ago
it was a pretty big oversite not having the motion controls as an option for devs from the very beginning
SaffronCurse  +   122d ago
I really want to play this game, but I really don't want to invest in a 400$ system for just 1 game. Hopefully when the Xbox library expands and offers perma exclusives.
Bytor  +   122d ago
Does this render voice commands useless what about Skype and how do you share no motion controls even the ps3 with games that would blow up the 360 could add motion controls after the fact.
Yetter  +   122d ago
That stuff will still all work. Its a bit tricky but its listening to you and turning on and off functionality as needed
Quicktim3  +   122d ago
Cant wait for this and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Looking forward to really playing that Tomb Raider game before everyone else. Cannot wait for play that.

lets see how many i get.
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HollywoodLA  +   122d ago
Yeah, I'm sure Insomniac is REAL happy with the position they're in lol...

Oiy...
Azzanation  +   121d ago
Sony fans grasping at straws. Just because Kinect doesnt get used in many games doesnt label it useless. Don't get PS camera and Kinect confused. Kinect has many benefits well worth the price. Chatting without a headset, AR code scanning, gesture and voice controls and many more. If games utilize it then its a bonus. Honestly stop claiming something dead when you have no idea.
DAS692  +   121d ago
I have both... Kinect is useful... BUT none of it's functionalities are. All of the functions can be done without it, which greatly diminishes the point of it being there at all. Not to mention that it only works 70% of the time, and the latency is so terrible that it's nearly unusable!
Azzanation  +   121d ago
Hmm that's funny. Kinect works all the time for me. The auto sign ins is another great feature Kinect offers. Maybe you should have waited for the Kinectless XB1, for me Kinect was worth the extra dollars and I don't feel like I have a console with missing features. I like to have everything and if I brought a PS4 ill be buying a PS camera with it.
DAS692  +   119d ago
The auto-sign-in always works for me. But the features that I am talking about that only work 70% of the time are more-so based in the "voice" arena. Not to mention the fact that to run apps, you have to either say their names EXACTLY or use the number system to select whatever they've numbered the app. I have a camera for my PS4 as well, and it serves it's purpose AS A CAMERA. When I stream, or play with Playroom it works well. And if I want to run apps using it, you don't have to say the app name exactly. For instance: If I wanted to play "NBA 2k14" I could just say "2k14" and it'd pick that app out. I'm not saying it's leaps and bounds more CAPABLE than the Kinect, but it is a more justified device. And Playroom has inspired a good amount of PS4 owners to purchase a camera. And as for the Kinect-less bundle, that wasn't announced or confirmed when I bought mine, so "waiting" wasn't exactly an option. (Especially around Christmas time) Also, that still doesn't refute the fact that the $100 device is still not good enough to justify costing that much. Latency is a big issue, the motion navigation doesn't work, the voice works, but definitely could use some help in some areas, and the thing is almost 1/4 the size of the console! I know good tech when I see it/use it. The Xbox One is not good tech.
cruzngta  +   121d ago
This game looks insane and will be a ton of fun. Anyone hating on this title needs to get a life or better yet go and buy an XB1 so you can enjoy the game. 10% was a nice bump and these guys know what they are doing. They will use the extra power for whatever areas of their game deem it necessary. Cant wait till October 28th.

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