Learn how Xbox One-exclusive Sunset Overdrive came to be and what it's all about

We speak with developers at Insomniac Games about their upcoming open-world game.

Resistance and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games is taking quite a new approach for its upcoming Xbox One-exclusive open-world game Sunset Overdrive. You can read our written preview of the game that details the strange bird that it is, but we now also have a video interview with the game's key developers.

In the video above, Insomniac Games developers including CEO Ted Price, creative director Marcus Smith, and game director Drew Murray speak about the original pitch for Sunset Overdrive, why it's not a children's game, and the important role fast-paced traversal will play.

"We've learned over the years not to be afraid of failure. We fail all the time, whether it's on a grand scale or a micro scale," Price says. "But the key is never to stop trying different things, because then you stagnate and you don't learn from your failures. And certainly on this project, we tried a lot of things that didn't work."

Sunset Overdrive launches later this year only on Xbox One. For more, be sure to read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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

This game looks like a breath of fresh air compared to the usual drivel that's been released over the years. But it definitely looks like a solid cross between Jet Set Radio and Dead Rising (not DR3). Can't wait to check it out. New IP is something the game industry seriously needs right now and this game looks to deliver on that. 

l00neysmurf
l00neysmurf

It looks different. Reminds me of Plants vs Zombies:GW....I didn't think I'd like it, but I enjoy it very much. I hope Insomaniac doesn't botch this up, they've been on a bad streak. We'll see how it turns out...

DrKill09
DrKill09

PC release or I DON'T CARE.

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

Not liking this one. Built to be played by 10 year olds. I can imagine what multiplayer will feel and sound like. Not for me but maybe my kids.

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

I absolutely love everything about this game :)!!! What a shame it's on the bone.

rasterror
rasterror

Sony sure did lose out on what's to be a great game.

raddys2001
raddys2001

i like what Insomniac is doing here its different wacky with a sense of humor and creative.  Its a big break from the tiresome realistic killing stuff kind of thing that keeps showing up.  I hope it does well and encourages developers and publishers that not everything has to be about realistic big guns and explosions.    

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

This game still isn't engaging me.

Maybe I'm turning into a jaded old gamer. :(

dipdish
dipdish

Looks a bit like inFamous, without a story and a cool leading character. 

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

So Eddie, did you actually play Sunset Overdrive demo by any chance?

nparks
nparks

Does this puppy even have a release date yet?

jrcast84
jrcast84

I hope they mention a co-op mode.

repetitious
repetitious

As much as I like the game or the idea of it, don't start this hype train..

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

Look they have written an article about a video they posted less than an hour ago.

wookiegr
wookiegr

It's a whacky version of Crackdown 2 meets Dead Rising 3 with a dash of Team Fortress.

uncha1n3d
uncha1n3d

I wouldnt have viewed the Xbone launch so negatively had a game like this come up sooner. Looking forward to it. Seems like a combination of Jet Set Radio, Dead Rising, and Infamous. Good mix

jrcast84
jrcast84

Looks awesome and a must have, once I actually get an XB1. The Dead Rising/ Jet Set Radio combo is going to be fun.

NTM23
NTM23

@dipdish  Looks like a bunch of games put together. You can say that about a lot of games, but it stands out here. Still though, it looks good to me.

aquoon_0nly
aquoon_0nly

im sorry but delsin is not cool, he's just a poser. and this is the only thing i hated on that game

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@nparks I'm thinking either November (this year) or March 2015.

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

@jrcast84 They did.

www.destructoid.com/sunset-overdrive-will-have-online-co-op-274773.phtml 

xantufrog
xantufrog

@strothers101 demos were great - I would almost always buy the game if it was a decent demo. Whereas, without a demo - there's a lot of risk in chucking $60 at something

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I wouldn't be surprise since Gamespot is known to do this when it comes to MS exclusive games getting all the hype and Gamespot didn't do much for Second Son. Hack I haven't see Gamespot posting news on anything about The Order 1886 for a while now.

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

No. It's just too juvenile for me is all. There are aspects of it I do like. But then, there are the too juvenile aspects of it also, that's all. The weapons, shooting teddy bears etc. Just my opinion cuz I was interested in it until I learned more.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

At least Delsin was an Native American and he was alright and my issue with the game is the Evil Path felt like an add-on and it was poorly done.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Indeed. I'm really expecting more details on The Order 1886 this year at E3.