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Why Sunset Overdrive will be a Must-have PlayStation Exclusive Series

Sony recently confirmed that it does indeed own the rights for Insomniac Games' Sunset Overdrive. Here's why the franchise is set to succeed on PlayStation consoles.

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TheHateTheyGive30d ago

Nope, played it on xbox one, its a infamous knockoff on rails, very repetitive.

AspiringProGenji30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

it may be repetitive but It was very fun to play. Everything else you said I couldn’t disagree more . Last time I played this it game had nothing that resembled Infamous

Lexreborn230d ago

Every game is repetitive that argument is the dumbest one you can have in a video game.

mysticpizzaman29d ago

Agreed. I am not seeing much of a connection with infamous & sso outside of superpowered. If anything you can see where spider-man got a lot of inspiration from though when you look at sunset overdrive. That would make much more sense.

dantesparda29d ago

I love Sunset Overdrive, great f-ing game! One of my favorite games of this gen.

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FallenAngel198430d ago

How is it an inFamous ripoff?

What’s next you gonna say Jak & Daxter is a Banjo-Kazooie rip-off?

nowitzki200430d ago (Edited 30d ago )

Donkey Kong is a Mario rip off /s

b163o130d ago

CoD is a Battlefield rip off /s...

akaFullMetal30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

Tekken is a Soul caliber rip off /s

telekineticmantis30d ago

Mario is a Pac Land Rip Off, but it did well.

roadkillers30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

Spiderman is a Arkham Asylum rip off /s

CanadianTurtle30d ago

Exactly. He's most likely coming from a place of fanboyism.

SunsetOverdrive and InFamous are both open-world action games, but they're still very different from each other. Both are amazing series in their own right.

TheHateTheyGive29d ago

I own both consoles so i can make that assessment. I own infamous because they gave them out with plus and i own sunset because of gamepass.

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SyntheticForm30d ago

An Infamous ripoff?

Mmm. Edge.

The games are pretty different, big guy.

maybelovehate30d ago

Infamous? Yeah, you never played it.

CanadianTurtle30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

If you thought Sunset was repetitive, how on earth did you not think inFamous was repetitive as well? They're both equally "repetitive" in terms of gameplay variety.

It's very obvious you didn't play more than an hour of the game. I don't know if your comment was coming from a place of PS4 fanboyism or something like that. I'm a huge PS4 fan myself, but I'd never degrade a good game that came out on another console. I've beaten Sunset Overdrive, and it's an awesome game. For anyone who's interested, I highly recommend it. Absolutely not repetitive.

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Kumakai30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

Feels a lot like Spider-Man on ps4 to me. PS - most games are pretty repetitive. Even the best ones.

darthv7230d ago

Maybe you didnt play it long enough? It is a game that requires a lot of grinding (figuratively and literally) but the reward in the end is worth the effort. That reward is.... FUN

BayAreaBird29d ago

In mario you jump all the time; in God of war, you just keep fighting. In pokemon you just catch pokemon. COD, you just shoot. Metal Gear, sneak around. Smash bros, fight all the time. These games are loved by many. It seems that maybe video games are not for you. In all these games you also battle trainers, do some platforming, fly a plane, fight and platform your way to places, sneak behind someone and take them out, etc etc. I guess you forgot all the shooting, powers, platforming and all the other cool stuff sunset overdrive has to offer.

sonarus29d ago

I didn’t play it because no xbox. I’ll try it if it ever comes out on ps plus but please let’s not pretend like this is some ground breaking stuff from insomniac. I

SolidGamerX29d ago

Weird all the xbox guys said it was great, never heard anyone say it was an infamous knockoff on rails I wonder why people would say that now.

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PhoenixUp30d ago

Insomniac kept the rights to the game because they didn’t want Sony to completely own the IP...and five years later Sony ends up owning it anyway

Things came full circle. It’d be ironic if this now PlayStation owned series never does actually arrives on a PlayStation platform

robtion30d ago

My favourite exclusive on xbox1(it wasn't on PC when I played it). I bought the sunset overdrive xbox1 console just to play it. Great game. Best respawn animations of any game to date and nice character customisation. Pretty sure most Ratchet and Clank fans would like it.

Hopefully it gets a sequel on ps4.

1-pwnsause-130d ago

they probably own all of insomniacs PC game offerings as well (i believe all of them were VR games)

Neonridr29d ago

no, they don't. Oculus funded the VR games. So the rights lie with them. There could be an arrangement with Oculus to bring those VR titles to PSVR down the road, but time will tell on that one.

NeoGamer23230d ago

I disagree that it is ironic.

Insomniac tried to go on its own. They discovered being on their own wasn't good so they came back home.

There is nothing ironic about it, it was more a journey of self-discovery.

TK-6630d ago (Edited 30d ago )

I don't think it's ironic because I don't think their intent was to keep Sony away from the IP. I think Insomniac just wanted to own their shit because there is a degree of instability when you allow the publisher to own the IP. Unfortunately they ended up getting a worse experience from other publishers like EA. Sunset was good game though but again it was somewhat limited in being an exclusive at the time. Had it been a multiplat I think it would've seen a lot more success.

Teflon0229d ago

If it was a playstation exclusive it would have seen alot of success. Don't know about Multiplat, since the Fuse game stuff looked bad on em with multiplat work

TK-6629d ago

@Teflon02

Comparing Sunset to an EA game that had clear mismanagement? Nothing wrong with this comparison at all is there, lol?

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alb189930d ago (Edited 30d ago )

We are in n4g, now this game deserves attention. Well I played on the Xbox and with less than one hour it was enough for me. The only thing that is good about Sun Set is that this game gave them the opportunity to do Spiderman and that alone gives value to sun set.

AspiringProGenji30d ago

You mean the game will be on PS4, so it will get the attention it deserved

shaggy230330d ago

A lot of PS4 fans said the game was trash, now that its potentially going to be on PS4 it's a good game?

TheRacingX30d ago

Exactly...on X1 it was a mediocre and boring title, now it will magically become a Sony AAA exclusive.....this site is full of hypocrite fanboys....so pathetic. As a gamer I thought parts did get repetitive, but I felt the over the top weapons and jet grind radio aesthetic gave it a unique flavor. I can see the infamous reference as the traversing through the world were very similar, grinding on power lines, train tracks, fences.... I was and am hoping for a sequel....

alb189929d ago

You guys are so predictable.

Teflon0229d ago

I actually never heard ps gamers calling it trash personally lol

AspiringProGenji29d ago (Edited 29d ago )

I don’t know about any of that personally. Go raid those guys who apparently said that according to you. I bought an Xbox one for Titanfall and sunset and I loved that game. That is all

Insomniac’s fanbase is on PS4 so I am sure the game will get a lot of attention from people that couldn’t play it

cooperdnizzle29d ago

I was pissed that it was on Xbox. Didn’t have one at the time only ps4. I think every PlayStation fan was upset about that one. So I don’t know what you talking about Willis

Neonridr29d ago

it'll go from being a mediocre game to the bees knees according to N4G :P

AspiringProGenji29d ago (Edited 29d ago )

It was only to be expected to have a lot of Ps fans upset about it because that is Insomniac’s fanbase, but I was not one of them. I supported the game and had a ton of fun with it

Those who say the game was mediocre and had no interest in it will not change their opinion now, but many more people who did not play it will be pleased. Say what you want about that few that said such thing, but that was a minority and the Insomniac fanbase is bigger and better than that

rainslacker29d ago

MS gamers didn't support it very much when it released on the X1, so not sure why they care if others had a problem with it. If Sony gamer support it, then isn't that good that Sony gamers are willing to give a game a chance more than X1 gamers?

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Inzo30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

Nice to have? Yes. Must have? No
I am not complaining but MS seriously dropped the ball on this one but then again its nothing new.

FallenAngel198430d ago

Why bring Microsoft into this? All they did was publish it.

Inzo30d ago

Why bring MS into this? Correct me if I'm wrong but wasnt Sunset Overdrive an Xbox exclusive?

FallenAngel198430d ago

Yeah because Insomniac wanted to keep the IP to themselves

Other than publishing, what does Microsoft have to do with a franchise they never had any ownership of? Are we going to hold Microsoft accountable for other games they published but don’t own like Ninja Gaiden 2 & Rise of Tomb Raider?

DaDrunkenJester30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

But as Fallen said... they just published it. And it was a fantastic title anyway. I bet if it was a Sony game y'all would he singing a different tune on it.

Inzo30d ago

"And it was a fantastic title anyway."

Show me in my post where I say that it wasnt a good game.

SolidGamerX29d ago

Well the tune seems to have changed on the xbox side captain finger pointer, the game apparently is " a infamous knockoff on rails and repetitive" now.

Singing different tunes also reminds me of how Hellblade was a "boring walking simulator" according to you xbox kids right up until it eventually came to xbox and then of course it was suddenly fantastic.

rainslacker29d ago

Maybe. We Sony fans probably would have supported the game more than the Xbox fans did as well.

DaDrunkenJester30d ago

Saying that MS dropped the ball on this one makes it sound like you didnt like the game or something.

Inzo30d ago

What??? Thats what you got from that comment? Saying MS dropped the ball means if they acted sooner this IP could have been their's hence that comment. The sad part is MS knew that this game was popular among Xbox gamers and never made an attempt to somehow get a sequel, at least that we know of.

DaDrunkenJester30d ago

I agree, I do really wish they would have pursued a sequel for it. In that sense, yes, they definitely dropped the ball.

gangsta_red30d ago

How can MS drop the ball when they never owned the IP?

You tried to make it a MS thing but failed, but then again that's nothing new.

DaDrunkenJester29d ago

We obviously dont know the dealings, but I remember seeing that Insomniac wanted to do a sequel but only needed a publisher. If MS was willing they could have stepped up and funded a sequel. Maybe they offered and Insomniac declined? Who knows, but I think MS should have pursued a sequel.

darthv7230d ago

I think you mean Sony dropped the ball. It was their refusal to allow IG to retain the IP that made them go to MS in the first place. MS only published it, it wasnt their ball to drop it was IG's. Now Sony own IG and with it... the "ball". So if Sony drops it again (by not releasing a sequel or at least a PS4 ver) then are you going to call them out on it or still blame MS?

Jon_Targaryen29d ago

I cant help they dropped the ball that time with Mass Effect too last gen.

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