Check Out This Gameplay Video for Xbox One-Exclusive Sunset Overdrive's Insane 8-Player Mode

New gameplay footage shows off the zany multiplayer mode Insomniac Games has created for this year's console game.

Insomniac Games today released a special gameplay video showing off the eight-player multiplayer mode for upcoming Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive. The mode, Chaos Squad, is fast-paced and frenetic; basically, it looks like a lot of crazy fun.

As detailed in the video and through a blog post on Xbox Wire, you can go straight from Sunset Overdrive's campaign mode to the multiplayer mode. All you need to do is enter a photo booth, and poof, you'll appear in the multiplayer with all of your same clothing and attributes.

Once you've entered Chaos Squad, you and your buddies get two mission options to vote on. Once you conquer the mission, you'll receive two new options, which will have different objectives than the ones you had before. The result, according to Insomniac, is that every Chaos Squad match will feel unique.

After you've wrapped up those missions, you can take on "Night Defense," which Insomniac calls the "main event." This mode sees waves of increasingly difficult enemies flood the map, with you and your squadmates tasked with taking them down. Not only can you use your weapons and traversal techniques, but you can also place traps to thwart the enemies.

Before each wave starts, you'll have a chance to place traps in strategic locations. If you screw up, you can also move these traps mid-match, though that's going to be the more precarious option, according to the footage we see in the video.

Finally, the rewards your Sunset Overdrive character earns in multiplayer will carry back with you to the campaign mode. Check out the full video above, and look for Sunset Overdrive exclusively on Xbox One on October 28.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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gunnmetal
gunnmetal

hahah eternal_napalm and world4games sitting in a greasy gamespot trading dragon dildoes and they havent cleaned it 

world4games
world4games

Nice to see how bots trying very hard to like this game.

Navardo95
Navardo95

I sure as hell hope the open world isn't as small as Vice City but from the gameplay videos where the character spends most of the time on tall structures you can see what actually looks the full scale of the world and it looks bloody small...

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

I want this game so much... but I don't want to buy a new console just for this game, especially since Dead Rising 3 came to PC after they said it would be an Xbox One exclusive. Can't trust them anymore. I'll a few years or at least until I see some gameplay of Phantom Dust, Crackdown and Scalebound to see if the console's worth getting.

Also, dat ass.

mattcake
mattcake

I just dunno. It looks a bit Smash TV in 3D with fat naked men running around. Chaotic and wacky, but shallow as a worm's grave. A Gamespot 7.

magicalclick
magicalclick

Sweetness. So much chaos that I can barely keep up with all the crazies. Looks like it is a fast paced 3rd person shooter + open world + jet-set-radio + tower defense. Looks like I can be a beefy guy too, totally going for that dude with no shirts on.

lordking123
lordking123

dead rising 3 meets infamous......kind of boring 

PsychoChick966
PsychoChick966

I don't get it.  What's the point?  It certainly would seem after watching that video, that you can't die.  Loads of things happened that would put a person on the ground, at LEAST..and yet the douchey-looking character seemed fine.  I didn't see any enemies advance to the point of direct combat, so again... what's the point?  It just looks ridiculous to me.  


Now all of that being said, look, if you dig this game, that's totally cool.  That's just my opinion, but I know it takes somethin' different to float everybody's boats.  This game is just not for me.

brandonmshanks
brandonmshanks

Why did they make the main character for this game in their E3 demo look like such a tool? I imagine someone was like, we should make the character look like a bad-ass, and then someone else says, Or... lets make him look like theres a high probability that hes mentally retarded. And somehow that was the better idea.  

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

The fabric of space/time may rupture with those frame rate dips...

jayjay444
jayjay444

Looks mental can't wait to get my copy. 

ascendedmaster
ascendedmaster

pleeeeeeeeeeeasssssseeee more enemy variation, why do so many developers do this? I get sick of taking out the same enemey all the time, change it up a little.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

It looks like they should have targeted a steady...10 fps!! Haha. I can almost garauntee it's 720p as well. Lolol

Xmus942
Xmus942

Wish we could have a fruitful discussion about the merits of this game, but Sony trolls are just going to bash it because it's not coming to their system. They need to reassure themselves that they made the right purchasing decision. 

Merseyak
Merseyak

wow i love how the frame rate goes below 20 nice

vladric
vladric

 This is why XBOX is better.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

So 8 twelve year olds can shoot dildos at big bad baddies?

Lol!!! Looks so laaaaaame!!! Typical kiddie ecksbawks trash. :)

And that frame rate! Bahahahaha!!

repetitiousv2
repetitiousv2

Ppl try to like games?

You and eternal must be from the same hillbilly family, you both struggle with more than a small sentence. You're Probally greasy like eternal too.

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

@Tiwill44 well you know, microsoft windows microsoft xbox whats the difference still MS exclusive. 

brandonmshanks
brandonmshanks

@lordking123 I thought it kinda looked like if serious sam and tony hawk pro-skater had a baby, it would be this game. 

tom2750
tom2750

@shinjuki yes it does look great and i can guarantee if it was a PS4 exclusive you would be saying how crap it looks 

kahnseal
kahnseal

@eternal_napalm  The Order 1886 confirmed 800p WITH BOXES. 50% more powerful than xbox one huh? lol

ascendedmaster
ascendedmaster

@eternal_napalm I'd really like to see this game put on the PS4 as well, or at least on both. I'm pretty disappointed in both but the Xbox One is going to hold back gaming until (if it ever) gets it's cloud servers running on a low enough latency to actually improve performance. It would honestly just make more sense if they rendered the entire game on a very low latency server instead of this complicated way. Spend some of your unlimited budget Micro$oft and help the other (probably evil) companies layout more fiber optic cable to get your system working efficiently so we don't have to dumb down our games to gain parity/make it run on your inferior internal hardware. I've accepted the fact that Wii-U won't influence most developers at this point as it doesn't make financial sense to cross platform titles with it. You can never have enough processing power, and I want MOAR of it. I want to BE in the game (Matrix) and for that to happen we need more power, a lot more. 

jayjay444
jayjay444

@eternal_napalm I can say for a fact that i'm bored of your tr0lling attempts, seriously get some new material. It's "guarantee", by the way.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@vladric  Because of ONE good game that looks like a 360 port with no improvements? if I wanted a gameplay more than graphics I'll get a Wii U... which is prob why Wii U has sold more than Xbox right now.

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

@eternal_napalm hey look its eternal_napalm, hes on plenty of fish ladies look him up buy his gamespot name lol fatass we should totally listen you your opinion you look so superior

KBABZ
KBABZ

@eternal_napalm Kiddie game explains why the main character swore twice in the E3 trailer.

repetitiousv2
repetitiousv2

@eternal_napalm

"Typical kiddie ecksbawks trash"

says the guy who was xbox only last gen....i still find it sad that a 28 year old was "stuck" on a system he didnt want.....

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

@repetitiousv2 i know these two are just two fat dudes playing with eachother on knack. then they meet at a local gamestop and make out 

Navardo95
Navardo95

@shinjuki @PsychoChick966 I hate fanbois as well but what he did give is a constructive criticism..Read the last paragraph.


 "Now all of that being said, look, if you dig this game, that's totally cool.  That's just my opinion, but I know it takes somethin' different to float everybody's boats.  This game is just not for me."

He clearly states that his opinion is just that..an opinion and NOT a fact. 

And reading your other comments here,you seem to be no better(if not worse) than the type of fanbois and their behaviors you mentioned...Also the only one that is buthurt here is YOU.Read his comment and read yours again.The irony in your comment is staggeringly amazing.

You call others as "childish garbage" yet spew hate comments to anyone that have a different opinion/gaming system than yours even if they express it constructively and you continue to like all the exaggerated anti-PS4 fanboi comments and yet call others as "pathetic losers" and not see yourself as one.One amazing person you are..

Truth is you're simply another one of those "circle jerking" loser fanbois you mentioned but go on deny it and tell me more about how you're not a fanboi..go on.

brandonmshanks
brandonmshanks

@kahnseal @eternal_napalm if you google the order 1886 ps4 resolution the first thing that comes up is an article on kotaku titled why the order 1886 is 1080p and not 800p. After reading this article and the comments on it, im not even sure whats right anymore. Both sides of the argument seem to valid points. I mean, i guess it really doesnt matter either way, but its still interesting. 

repetitiousv2
repetitiousv2

Ooh look we haven't seen that same comment from you 30 times.....typical brandbitch

repetitiousv2
repetitiousv2

@Kinguard73 @vladric 

"which is prob why Wii U has sold more than Xbox right now." 

lets conveniently ignore the year early launch and pretend its an accurate measure of success. 

Sw33tEscape
Sw33tEscape

@Kinguard73 @vladric "if I wanted a gameplay more than graphics"


Did you seriously just imply that you care more about graphics than actual gameplay? You poor, poor, fool.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@Kinguard73 Why do you care?

And about which improvements you talk about?

KBABZ
KBABZ

@eternal_napalm If it were a kiddie game it would look more like Peggle or Candy Crush. I take it you think an adult game looks like Gears of War and Titanfall? Isn't GTA V pretty damn colourful too?