One of the bigger surprises last week during the Electronic Entertainment Expo was the announcement that longtime PS3 publisher Insomniac Games was working on a new project specifically for Microsoft’s Xbox One, an action/adventure game called Sunset Overdrive.
On Insomniac’s website, CEO Ted Price explained the basis behind the game, as well as its exclusivity.
“It may surprise some of our longtime fans that we have partnered with Microsoft Studios to develop Sunset Overdrive exclusively for Xbox One. When we first began discussing this idea with Microsoft, we were initially hesitant to shift back into an exclusive arrangement. But as the Microsoft team began introducing us to the abilities and philosophies driving the development of Xbox One, we knew that Sunset Overdrive was a perfect fit. The Xbox One and Xbox Live will support our ambitions to create an ongoing two-way dialogue with our community. It will also allow us to have quicker production cycles, enabling timely content updates for new weapons, characters, storylines and even pop culture-relevant content like memes based on social commentary.”
We’re excited to see more of the game. Look for more information in the months ahead.