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Rumor: Sunset Overdrive PC On Its Way; Windows 10 (UWP) Only


Insomniac’s Sunset Overdrive might well be heading to PC if recent rumors are to be believed.

Remember the Sunset Overdrive PC advertisement that popped up back in 2014? The ad mentioned that the action-packed 3rd person title from Insomniac would be exclusive to Xbox One AND PC, but the rumor was quickly debunked by Xbox’s Mike Ybarra, who stated that the ad “was a simple mistake”.

Perhaps putting the advertisement up so early was a “simple mistake” since NEOGAF user ‘Enter the Dragon Punch’ is now claiming that the Xbox title is indeed heading to Windows 10.

“Sunset Overdrive is coming to PC”, he claimed. He later reconfirmed that the game is indeed coming to PC, adding that his info comes from a “very, very solid source”. The GAF user added some extra weight to his claim by stating that he would have no problem if a NEOGAF moderator would need to “verify” him for it.

According to ‘Enter the Dragon Punch’, he’s 100% positive that the game will land on PC, and that it will be Windows 10 (Universal Windows Platform) only. In the same reply he adds that his source is a real live person, instead of the above mentioned advertisement from 2014.

If what ‘Enter the Dragon Punch’ claims is true, we might well hear an official announcement during next week’s E3. We’ll keep you posted.

Development on Sunset Overdrive began after Insomniac wrapped up development on Resistance 3. Unlike their previous projects, Insomniac wanted to maintain the rights to Sunset Overdrive and a deal with Microsoft Studios was made - Microsoft allowed Insomniac to maintain the rights to their IP, while publishing the game for the Xbox One exclusively.
While the game has received high ratings, sales haven’t been what was expected, but perhaps a PC release could boost those sales. Since the game’s release back in October of 2014, Insomniac has released several DLC packs for the game. At the moment of writing, however, the developer has no plans to release new content for the game.