Xbox One's Sunset Overdrive will have "unique" multiplayer but no co-op campaign mode

Developer Insomniac Games teased "unique things" for the game's multiplayer mode, but they also confirmed that the story mode would be single-player only.

Update: Following some reader confusion, the headline for this story has been modified to more clearly reflect the game's multiplayer and single-player situation. GameSpot apologizes for any confusion the previous headline may have caused. -- Justin Haywald, Senior News Editor

The original story appears below

Sorry, co-op fans. The campaign mode for Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games' upcoming Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive, will be a single-player-only affair, the developer has confirmed.

"There is a single-player campaign for one-player only," reads a recent tweet from the official Sunset Overdrive Twitter account (spotted by TotalXbox). However, Sunset Overdrive will also have a multiplayer mode, which the developer teased will have some "unique things" to offer. No other details are available about the game's single- or multiplayer modes.

Announced during E3 2013, Sunset Overdrive is an open-world game that is set to launch in 2014 exclusively for Xbox One. It is Insomniac's first game to be exclusive to a Microsoft platform. For more, be sure to read GameSpot's previous coverage of Sunset Overdrive.

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

It has a campaign? I thought it was another pointless mmo

haze0986
haze0986

i havent seen anything on this game, can someone give a quick overview? xbox owners seem to think this is the future so im just wondering what its about

GrenadeLauncher
GrenadeLauncher

Article was worth it for the Xbot tears.


Newsflash, scummers: console wars aren't a new thing. The Xbone made itself a hate object and your refusal to deal with the fact that you're a bunch of lepers is precluding your emotional development. :)

JurgenR
JurgenR

A single player campaign... Since when did that become a bad thing?

bourne714
bourne714

I wish I could say this game is a strong contender for Xbox One's exclusive list, but there just hasnt been enough shown....

glacius_x
glacius_x

So.... when does the next gen actually begin? When you still have games that don't have a normal standard of today, such as co-op, this isn't really next gen outside graphics is it?
 Always a good thing to have a single player experience, but seriously. Many people want a co-op experience as well.

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

No Co-op mode, now "deal with it"

trfe
trfe

So a negative sensationalized headline to get clicks backfired?

Who woulda thought it.

Get your act together Gamespot.

b4x
b4x

We're confused?

I have no understanding at all to this sites motives or direction anymore. This site used to be the pinnacle for gaming news. One of the best gaming news sites on the internet. I can't believe that Gamespot has had to resort to this type of journalism? My respect for Gamespot over the last year is at an all time low.

Nyrex
Nyrex

Gamespot having to apologize for yet another Eddie trolling article, why do you even employ him?

All of his articles should come with the disclaimer - "My thoughts are biased and will probably be edited within 12 hours so it's probably in your best interest that you just ignore my whole article."

aus_pride
aus_pride

hahah they changed the title because we were "confused"....what a load of shit, people are already gone GS, that was just the tip of the iceberg....



ORIGINAL TITLE READ: "Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive's campaign supports only one player" 


Yeah as in, more Anti Xbox from Sony's biggest fanboy, Eddie. 

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

PS4 exclusive Project Beast just leaked. Intentionally or not :). What is Project Beast? It's the working title for Hidetaka Miyazaki (creator and father of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls) newest game, along with the rest of the talented folks from FromSoftware and Sony Japan. The Alpha screenshots look very 'Souls', a fog boss gate is even shown. The atmosphere oozes even from the very early rough leaked screenshots. Hopefully not too many Xbox players are fans of Dark Souls, because this is either a new Souls game or a new IP with many of the same elements. Beyond stoked!!

etherealdrow
etherealdrow

Ok I literally just joined this site hoping it was a reputable publication with nonbiased opinions. .... wow I was very wrong. Scrolling through the old archives of xbox one "news", all I see are negative articles about bull sh**. Can anybody please suggest to me a nonbiased source for news on my xbox one that doesn't completely suck off Sony and worship the ps3.5?

Gbullet
Gbullet

"Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive's campaign getting an unique multiplayer mode."

Would it be so hard to rename the article to this ?

EFFZero
EFFZero

Where is everyone getting a negative tone from this article? He is just reporting that it's single player campaign. Regardless this game looks interesting

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

I LOVED the Eddie article of how Infamous:SS had no co op options...no wait. This is BS, at least TRY to sound non partisan GAMEspot. Or at least post more articles negative in nature about the PS4 also, hell the Driveclub 30FPS one earlier in the week was the only one I can recall.

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

@GrenadeLauncher  i think your emotional and mental development is in question when you yourself admittedly feel emotional hatred towards a game console.  That's actually concerning. 

parabol69
parabol69

@b4x  Pinnacle of gaming news?  Hardly.  But you're right, they sure love to post click-bait titles.  This site is a joke.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

@b4x  It was absolutely catastrophic Xbone fangirl nerd rage about a title to an article. Lol. They were crying rivers of tears for some reason. Only a Xbot views singleplayer as negative :P

rasterror
rasterror

It caters to Sony fanboys now. They realized that they post the most comments and generate the Moe's ad revenue. So by putting a little spin on articles they endulge their sensationalism.

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

@eternal_napalm  what caused you to come into an article discussion about an xbox one exclusive and post that?  Weird. 

rasterror
rasterror

And what does this have to do with the Xbox One or Sunset Overdrive? Can your fanboy behind out of this article and plant in a Playstation article please or is that the only articles on the Playstation have to do with indie games, people quitting, people getting laid off, or Sony losing money as usual?

CptMorgan21
CptMorgan21

@shinjuki So the fact that Infamous only has a single player campaign is a bad thing too I guess

poopoohed
poopoohed

@shinjuki That's because Microshaft brought it all on themselves lol. They released a shitty nickel and dime console, with horrible specs and add-ons that no one asked for. For 500 bucks rofl..

haze0986
haze0986

@Tomcat2007 @GrenadeLauncher  i agree , i dont like the xbox because of its parent company and how they do business, but hating the console for the sake of it is kind of concerning

mr_nee
mr_nee

@jako998 I'm sure it's not going to be that good. Insomniac are good at platformers, but their shooter wan't great. Army of two > Fuse

rasterror
rasterror

You seem obsessed with everything Xbox. Nothing to play on the PS4 or are you rather envious of what the Xbox One has to offer?

trfe
trfe

Yup. Let's fan the console wars for clicks.

It's getting pathetic.

poopoohed
poopoohed

@rasterror When you have to constantly refer to Sony's financials, it just shows that you can't come up with a decent argument or make any kind of legitimate point lol. Desperation sucks huh.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

@etherealdrow  Interesting. Because I think TitanBot is the biggest overhyped turd potentially ever lol. That hype train derailed quick, didn't it?

mr_nee
mr_nee

@haze0986 @Tomcat2007 @GrenadeLauncher  give this guy a break! everyone has to hate something... what are you a bunch of Jedi's? Console is not the worse thing you can hate.

I hate bots (for fun) and liquorice flavoured candy (cause it tastes bad).

CptMorgan21
CptMorgan21

@mr_nee @jako998 They didn't do army of two, they did the resistance series, and that was pretty good, R&C is kind of a shooter also.  They are great developers

rasterror
rasterror

Actually those weren't tears. I had to go to the bathroom. I didn't know that you like golden showers.

rasterror
rasterror

It's an amazing game and offers great competition.

etherealdrow
etherealdrow

You really are that "some kind of special" arent you? Have fun with your evening for I no longer care to amuse you with your bs. I have a KI tournament to partake in on my "xbone". Have fun with your mother load game and knack. Amateur.

etherealdrow
etherealdrow

Wow. No, you're not a fanboy, no not at all. Please, son, your drivel is weak and recycled. Go play octodad while I enjoy real games.

etherealdrow
etherealdrow

Not a fanboy? Then why the hell are you posting useless ps4 crap on my xbox one comment? Youre pretty transparent man. And if you REALLY still think the kinect is linked to the NSA then youre a halfwit. Go suck off sony elsewhere with your ps3.5 and its indie smart phone app games. Hey your hotpocket is done, or could you not hear your microwave going off from within your parents basement, troll.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

@etherealdrow  Lol. I'm not a fanboy. I am anti Xbone. Nobody wants to hear Xboners cry. Wave to the NSA for me ;)

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@shinjuki @rickphoenixxxIt's this thing that features games, comics, tv and movies. It covers so much  there is hardly any time for petty biases!
 Yes it's okay for PEOPLE to hate consoles, but a site called GAMESPOT of all things should be fair and balanced.