Sunset Overdrive is an upcoming open world, third-person shooter for those of you who’ve picked up an Xbox One. (If you game on another platform, still watch the trailer, it’s awesome) It’s developed by Insomniac Games and published by Microsoft Studios. The game is scheduled to be released in 2014 and was announced during Microsoft’s E3 2013 press event but now we have a closer look at the game in action.
You as the player get to navigate the open world metropolis Sunset City in 2027 however you please. The dystopianworld is controlled by the corporation FizzCo. As the main character you are tasked with cleaning up the mess left behind from a party FizzCo has thrown in celebration of the launch of their new energy drink, Overcharge Delirium XT. Players fight the OD’d humans who have mutated from drinking too much of the energy drink (supposedly).
The game focuses on “agile combat”, including wall running, zip-lines, and acrobatics along with a various array of abilities that weaponry that are immensely creative and look to be extremely gratifying to get to use.
Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price has said that the game’s irreverence and stylization reflects the personality of the company (and boy does it ever). He compared the game’s humor to that of Spyro and Ratchet & Clank. The style is driven by the game’s story “theme of freedom and self-expression”.
Check out the gameplay trailer below…seriously check it out, it’s awesome:
Stay tuned for more info on this and other games.