November 12, 2018 Sunset Overdrive launches on November 16 for $20, according to a new Amazon listing.
Sunset Overdrive PC has an ESRB rating, a Steam database listing, and a set of Windows-specific achievements. Now it’s got a release date and a price, according to a new Amazon listing. There’s still no official announcement about Sunset Overdrive’s impending PC release, but it looks like the port will launch this week.
According to Amazon, Sunset Overdrive PC is scheduled to launch on November 16 for $20 USD. The package will include all the big DLC packs released on Xbox One: Mystery of the Mooil Rig, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, and the Weapon Pack.
Curiously, the store description specifically notes that this is the game’s “single-player campaign.” The early achievement list (via TrueAchievements) on the Windows Store doesn’t include the goals associated with the online Chaos Squad mode. We don’t know for sure that the mode is gone, but it’s looking likely.
A Windows Store version isn’t necessarily the one everyone wants, but a SteamDB listing earlier this week suggests that yes, it’ll be coming to Valve’s store too. (You can check out the ESRB rating here.)
According to the box art in the Amazon listing, this version comes courtesy of THQ Nordic. The publisher has previously partnered with Microsoft to publish titles like ReCore and Super Lucky’s Tale on Steam and physical PC discs. It seems we’re seeing that deal continue to pay dividends.
If Sunset Overdrive passed you by a few years ago, allow me to refresh your memory. The shooter is set in the fictional Sunset City in the year 2027. Following the release of a new energy drink, people begin turning into mutants, and the entire city is quarantined. It’s your job to use the game’s fast-paced combat to defeat these mutants and save the city.
The game was originally developed by Insomniac Games, who went on to produce PS4 exclusive Spider-Man earlier this year. Over the past few years, many of their resources will have gone on producing Peter Parker’s latest videogame adventure. It’s possible that a smaller team has been working on a PC version of the game, but equally likely that the port has been handled by a third party. Insomniac is yet to make any official comment about Sunset Overdrive PC.
While the developers are keeping mum, it’s worth pointing out that this isn’t the first we’ve heard about a PC version. Back in 2016, Insomniac said it’d “love” to bring the game to PC, but that that decision was down to Xbox. Earlier this year, Sunset Overdrive PC received a rating from the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee. Back in May, we reached out to multiple Insomniac developers for comment, but received no response.
There’s never been any word on any new Sunset Overdrive games, despite the original setting itself up for a sequel. Insomniac has obviously had its hands full recently, but a PC port could pave the way for further releases.