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.

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andrarfc1287d ago

Really looking forward to this game!

marlinfan101287d ago

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.

uptownsoul1287d ago

Well I guess Insomniac has hammered the last nail in the coffin for the Kinect...

Spartacus101287d ago

@ DeathOfTheFanBoy
The only thing worse than a fanboy is a fanboy who is also a hypocrite.

-Foxtrot1287d ago


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.

Hellsvacancy1287d 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

AceBlazer131287d ago (Edited 1287d 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.

gfk3421287d ago (Edited 1287d 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.

Yetter1287d 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

sonarus1287d 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.

rainslacker1287d ago (Edited 1287d 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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gootimes1287d ago (Edited 1287d 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.

sd111287d 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.

Kribwalker1287d 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

FanboyKilla1287d 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

joab7771287d 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.

PunisherRevenge1287d 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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WeAreLegion1287d ago

Ted fought tool and nail to get the DRM removed before launch, as well. Can't wait to play this!

jairusmonillas1287d ago

I love xbox one but sunset overdrive looks boring to play.

incendy351287d ago (Edited 1287d 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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