Insomniac Games Explain Why Sunset Overdrive Is Exclusive To Xbox

#1LEGEND_KILLERRRPosted 5/8/2014 5:00:41 PM
Insomniac Games Explain Why Sunset Overdrive Is Exclusive To Xbox One: Microsoft Are “Terrific Partners”


BY KHURRAM IMTIAZ - MAY, 8TH 2014


Sunset Overdrive is an exclusive game from Insomniac Games, the creators of Ratchet and Clank and Resistance series on PlayStation platform. It was quite a surprise to see them going exclusive to Xbox One for their next big game since they have mostly made games exclusively for the PlayStation, and were considered an important part of the PlayStation 2 and 3 software lineup. James Stevenson, Community Lead at Insomniac Games, explains how they ended up creating an exclusive for Microsoft.

As it happens with most exclusive releases, people didn’t take the news lightly and once the gameplay footage was out, many took this moment to complain about the game being exclusive to Xbox One. On Twitter, Stevenson replied to one such tweet regarding this exclusivity, praising the support from Microsoft and called them “Terrific Partners”

say what you want, but they made that game happened and embraced its vision. Been terrific partners



Over at gaming forum NeoGAF, Insomniac fans, who were used to playing their games on PlayStation platform, complained about missing out on the game, to which Stevenson had the following response.

sorry you feel that way, but know we had to partner with the right group that believed in us and the vision of the game, wanted to see that vision came to life, and was ok with us retaining the rights to our creation.

In all of those regards, Microsoft has been a terrific partner in making Sunset Overdrive reality.

While it is not hard to speculate the real reason behind this exclusivity deal(Insomniac wanted to retain the IP), perhaps Sony should have given them what they want. In any case, Sunset Overdrive appears to be a fantastic game all around and definitely enhances the appeal of Xbox One.


http://gearnuke.com/insomniac-games-explain-sunset-overdrive-exclusive-xbox-one-microsoft-terrific-partners/
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#2CrysianiaPosted 5/8/2014 5:13:52 PM(edited)
Seems like its a case of microsoft showing more interest than sony and thats that.

Tbh i think they were getting pretty stale with sony, hopefully being with microsoft brings fresh ideas.
#3TheeLeehamPosted 5/8/2014 5:13:13 PM
B-b-b- but MS are the bad guys. They would never let a development team have things their way.
#4ElPolloDiablo87Posted 5/8/2014 5:13:42 PM
Crysiania posted...
Seems like its a case of microsoft showing more interest than sony and thats that.

MS doesn't require IP ownership for 2nd party deals. Sony does. Insomniac wanted to keep the rights to their IP, so they went with MS.
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#5CrysianiaPosted 5/8/2014 5:15:27 PM
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
Crysiania posted...
Seems like its a case of microsoft showing more interest than sony and thats that.

MS doesn't require IP ownership for 2nd party deals. Sony does. Insomniac wanted to keep the rights to their IP, so they went with MS.


That seems odd though, its never bothered them before after like 20 sony exclusives lol.
But good on them I hope they grow as developers through this.
#6SabramPosted 5/8/2014 5:16:13 PM
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
Crysiania posted...
Seems like its a case of microsoft showing more interest than sony and thats that.

MS doesn't require IP ownership for 2nd party deals. Sony does. Insomniac wanted to keep the rights to their IP, so they went with MS.


That worked out so well for Halo, which took a sharp decline in quality after Bungie stopped making them.
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#7Golden MavenPosted 5/8/2014 5:16:45 PM
TheeLeeham posted...
B-b-b- but MS are the bad guys. They would never let a development team have things their way.


this

This bit of news is mind blowing. I wonder if the Sony fanboys will have a nice little spin for it?
#8CrysianiaPosted 5/8/2014 5:18:31 PM
Golden Maven posted...
TheeLeeham posted...
B-b-b- but MS are the bad guys. They would never let a development team have things their way.


this

This bit of news is mind blowing. I wonder if the Sony fanboys will have a nice little spin for it?


You guys dont really help matters do you :P
#9HENTAIDOJIPosted 5/8/2014 5:20:05 PM
Ted Price also said it couldn't be done on any other platform.

XBone 1 (One) = True Next gen and so nice

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#10SS_MetalSonicPosted 5/8/2014 6:35:16 PM
Sabram posted...
ElPolloDiablo87 posted...
Crysiania posted...
Seems like its a case of microsoft showing more interest than sony and thats that.

MS doesn't require IP ownership for 2nd party deals. Sony does. Insomniac wanted to keep the rights to their IP, so they went with MS.


That worked out so well for Halo, which took a sharp decline in quality after Bungie stopped making them.


Sharp decline huh? Halo 4 is my favorite Halo in years. Fans may not like change but I definitely would not consider it a sharp decline. More like an improvement ,imo.
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