One of many shock exclusives for the Xbox One was Insomniac Video games’ Sundown Overdrive. The sport allowed gamers to create their very own character and combat via hordes of power drink mutants. Nicely, the unique shooter may get a sequel, however there’s an issue: there is not any writer.
As revealed on Insomniac Video games’ official Twitter account, the builders are greater than keen to select up the place the final sport left off, giving avid gamers extra over-the-top, open-world, third-person, platforming-shooting motion however the studio cannot discover a writer in the meanwhile. I imply, video games aren’t going to fund themselves, proper?
The unique Sunset Overdrive got here out again in 2014 and was funded by the Microsoft Recreation Studios as an Xbox One unique. The sport centered round gamers having to battle via a metropolis overtaken by mutants who have been initially people. Stated people grew to become deformed after consuming FzzCo’s OverCharge Delirium XT, plunging the city of Sundown Metropolis into chaos, carnage and destruction.
Regardless of the sport being a post-apocalyptic third-person shooter, Sundown Overdrive was surprisingly shiny and blissful wanting. It was an entire departure from the frequent post-apoc zombie video games the place gamers are surviving via dreary dystopian cities, just like The Last of Us, State of Decay or Lifeless State.
The difficulty, nevertheless, is that Sundown Overdrive was a story-oriented motion sport, targeted totally on a single-player journey marketing campaign with a secondary multiplayer mode that did not actually stand out sufficient to warrant quite a lot of consideration. A number of firms nowadays are extra involved with multiplayer, as evident with the rising surge of Battle Royale-style video games reminiscent of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds or Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode, which is obtainable to obtain without cost. Each video games have managed to rack up greater than 10 million gamers.
Microsoft appears disinclined in the meanwhile to pursue high-end single-player experiences, as evident with the cancellation of Platinum Video games’ Scalebound. Pitching to Microsoft the idea of yet one more single-player, campaign-driven journey sport looks like a foul transfer, particularly with the corporate specializing in video games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or the microtransaction-driven Minecraft.
The truth that it has been three years since Sunset Overdrive launched on the Xbox One, and the way Microsoft has made no effort in courting the franchise again into its graces appears to point that Microsoft has no intention of additional pursuing a sequel in the meanwhile, or different video games prefer it.
Some avid gamers have hoped that maybe Sony will step in and decide up the publishing rights, but it surely appears a little bit far fetched at this level for Sony to come back in and publish a sport that Microsoft had initially funded. One factor is for positive: Insomniac Video games does not seem like to be getting any assist for funding Sundown Overdrive 2 from Microsoft. The sport continues to be obtainable to buy for the Xbox One, together with the next DLC that grew to become obtainable for it.