Early Sunset Overdrive Plans Were More Like Fortnite, Says Insomniac Games (VIDEO)
Insomniac Games has certainly been the talk of the town recently, given the success of their hit new Spider-Man game for PlayStation 4. Spidey’s latest outing has been receiving glowing reviews from both critics and audiences alike, and many have been theorizing about what their future endeavors in the Marvel universe might bring. However, there are those who are still interested in learning more about Insomniac’s past projects, namely Sunset Overdrive. Now, the CEO of Insomniac Games has revealed some intriguing insight into the early Sunset Overdrive plans, and how they were actually quite similar to one of this year’s massively popular titles, Fortnite.
IGN recently posted a new episode of their Unfiltered series in which they speak with Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price on their official YouTube channel. Much of the conversation centers around the new Spider-Man game, but previous Insomniac games like Ratchet & Clank are discussed. Sunset Overdrive is also brought up, and an interesting tidbit about its earlier vision was disclosed by Price:
Our first prototypes were, actually, you building a fort with friends, fighting off hordes of [mutants]” Price said, “So, very similar to a very popular game today, which we all sort of chuckle about, but the game did morph along the way to something that was more of a story-driven, open world game.”
This is quite interesting to consider, as Overdrive, while quite different from Fortnite in its final version, still retained other similarities to the massively popular game. Both are third person games that shared vibrantly colorful visual aesthetics, and some remnants of these early plans can be seen in the base defense portions of Sunset Overdrive. While the title went on to be one of the most praised Xbox One exclusives, it utilized its own set of unique mechanics in its rail grinding to find a passionate audience on its own terms. Hopefully, there’s a chance that returning to these original designs might provide a better case for Microsoft to green-light more Sunset Overdrive in the future.
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