If it were up to Insomniac Games, wacky open-world shooter Sunset Overdrive would come to PC, but the “ball is in Xbox’s court”. This was the developer’s response to a couple of Tweets from hopeful PC gamers yesterday morning.
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Those Twitter users mentioned Xbox Play Anywhere (XPA) and Insomniac’s recent PC experience as they enquired after the possibility of a port. Here’s what was said:
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) September 26, 2016
Formerly known as a console developer, Insomniac have been experimenting on PC since 2015 with Slow Down, Bull and this year’s Song of the Deep. They have also developed a few titles for Oculus Rift, namely Feral Rites, The Unspoken and Edge of Nowhere.
Sunset Overdrive is currently exclusive to Xbox, but Microsoft have been keen to push their integrated Windows 10/Xbox ecosystem, which was unveiled in its current guise as XPAat this year’s E3. With former Xbox exclusives such as Ryse: Son of Rome and Dead Rising 3 already having been ported to PC, there’s every reason to hope that the same could happen with Sunset Overdrive.
Insomniac Games won fame for developing some of PlayStation’s best exclusives, such as Spyro the Dragon and Ratchet and Clank. That they switched platforms to develop Sunset Overdrive was thus something of a coup for Microsoft. The game launched in 2014 and was generally well-received, with its cartoonish visuals, surreal humour and innovative traversal and combat systems of particular note. You can get a taste for what to expect in the gameplay launch trailer for the console version, which you can check out below.