Xbox One Exclusive Sunset Overdrive’s Five Hours of Gameplay Show Microsoft’s Bullish Confidence

There are two attitudes in the video game industry about showing off games before their release. One tends to keep everything hidden, with strict NDAs until the day of release or almost, and copyright strikes distributed like candy to anyone that dares leak a minute of gameplay.

The second, which is still rather rare for now, recognizes the promotional value of video and sets YouTubers and livestreamers free to run wild within a new game’s levels several days before the game is even on the shelves.

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bleedsoe9mm1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

The game looks stunning and doesn't appear to be at the expense of the gameplay , can't wait to pick this up on tuesday . everyone who has a review copy seems to be enjoying it .

AngelicIceDiamond1492d ago

WAY to much exposure MS. I'm already sold no need to over expose.

Not watching it for the sake of gameplay spoilers but I understand.

Its a new Ip and MS is making sure people understand what the game is about. And Insomniac is putting trust in MS to do all they can to get this game on peoples radar.

4Sh0w1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

I said this was the same way with ForzaH2, although no demo still it's great that micro and Insomniac are confident as well with SSO, they got the game done ahead of schedule then right off the bat they are letting folks sink their teeth into the game PRIOR to reviews/launch. They've also been pretty open with most of their upcoming games being available for the public to play hands on at major events.

All those video streamers for the most part are really enjoying the SSO. I'm like you trying not to get over exposed and I skip what looks like any spoilers but I can't help to at least peek at gameplay snippets, looks like so much fun I can't wait to dive in myself, hoping all my buds get it also for some 8 player co op mayhem.

StrawberryDiesel4201492d ago

The game has also been getting a lot of advertising during national football games and such. M$ are betting on this game pretty heavy it seems. And they should, it looks beautiful and most importantly fun.

DOMination-1492d ago

Insomniac never got this love from Sony or EA. I can see them partnering with MS again because their games never had this amount of exposure. I wouldn't be surprised if SSO ended up being their best selling title.

Magnes1491d ago

@DOMination- your joking right ratchet and clank had tons of Comercials and when the Ps3 first came out resistance was on every add for Ps3 you either are 10 min old or where under a rock at beginning of last gen.

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u got owned1492d ago

I think metascore for this game will be around 80-90s. Looks like a tons of fun

Septic1491d ago

I reckon mid 80's at best.

My guess? 81-82. Place your bets folks!

u got owned1491d ago (Edited 1491d ago )


yeah i think thats about right. 80-85 is my guess. Hoping for 90s, although it is less realistic.

Crazay1492d ago

I did my hour of campaign on Friday night on Twitch. this week I can do some of the multiplayer

Dark_matter1492d ago

What do you think of the game so far?

Crazay1492d ago


I'm really not allowed to say much. I will say that I've been enjoying my time with the game and it's every bit EXACTLY what I expected. (Hint - Not a bad thing)

legionsoup1491d ago

5 hours? That makes it easy to wait for a Black Friday deal, which will almost definitely happen. 20-30 dollars is about what I'll get out of it.

bleedsoe9mm1491d ago (Edited 1491d ago )

the game isn't 5 hrs long , ms is letting them show the 1st 5 hrs . co-op multiplayer later in the week . not that there is anything wrong with waiting for a deal .

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Convas1492d ago

First MS did this with Forza Horizon 2 and now with Sunset OverDrive.

They seem confident and that's a good thing!

Harold_Finch1491d ago

But when someone you don't like is confident, they become "bullish" according to the title.

MysticStrummer1491d ago

The term has nothing to do with that. It's a positive term.

Fro_xoxo1492d ago

I can see myself spending a lot of time playing this game.

Perjoss1492d ago

Especially if you have a mirror near your Xbox

annoyedgamer1492d ago

Hopefully they continue transparency goes a long way to mending bonds with consumers.

wsoutlaw871491d ago

You know sso has a review embargo too, and dc also released a bunch of gameplay videos, right? Not sure what your point is or shy you would compare them.

Notramagama1491d ago (Edited 1491d ago )

Didnt they just release 5 hours of gameplay to the public though? I doubt that's because the game is bad (or not to expectations)... like DC and Destiny

wsoutlaw871490d ago

Destiny released a huge beta, and drive club had tons of videos so im not sure what you are trying to say. People got to see everything about the games. Destiny had way over 5 hours of the game available too actually play. You worry about reviews to much if you think destiny and drive club were bad games and enjoyed the beta/videos. Your point is just completely baseless

Notramagama1490d ago (Edited 1490d ago )

Lol I don't worry about reviews at all, but theres a limit. DC has technical errors preventing play... that isn't an opinion from reviews. And I have Destiny... The point of what I'm saying in my original post, facts aside, is both Destiny and DC held off reviews and produced sub-satisfactory content. Maybe SO will as well, but MS is showing, as of late, they don't try to hide anything about their games before they are out.

You simply saw my argument being the embargo, as opposed to the idea that companies who are skeptical about their games' completeness starting to avoid coverage and defining opinion IN SOME WAY before their game is out. You look at words too 1 dimensionally without looking at the context of what is being said.

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StrawberryDiesel4201492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

I'm picking it up day one, looks fun as hell. Hopefully we get some early reviews from notable sites that are positive.

ger23961492d ago

If your buying the game day one, why do you need early reviews? You don't need reviews to justify your purchase, just enjoy the game.