Sundown Overdrive, Insomniac’s Xbox console unique from 2014, netted the studio simply sufficient cash to purchase a current-gen console.
Figuratively talking after all, however the unlucky main Insomniac leak from at this time has supposedly revealed the gross sales knowledge and shares gained from all of Insomniac’s titles, together with gross sales knowledge for Sundown Overdrive. As posted on the Resetera boards at this time, near 1.9 million copies of the sport had been bought throughout Xbox and PC (the sport obtained a PC port in 2018), netting Insomniac solely $567. Internet gross sales of the title surpassed $49 million. Nonetheless, with improvement prices surpassing $42 million, it seems that the studio solely broke even when additionally contemplating different prices (advertising and marketing, and so on).
We already knew that gross sales of the sport did not meet Insomniac’s expectations, however we did not count on that Insomniac solely simply broke even with the sport. Here is what we wrote in regards to the PC port again in 2018:
As talked about on the very starting, the PC port of Sundown Overdrive is competent, however leaves lots to be desired, because it’s fairly barebones. The flexibility to lastly play at framerates past 30 FPS is a particular plus, however the remainder of the graphics choices do not enable a lot customization. The sport additionally lacks help for the 21:9 facet ratio, so these with ultrawide screens should take care of black bars along side the display. The improved decision, identical to the higher efficiency, is a godsend, making the colourful and colourful look of Sundown Metropolis higher than ever.
Whereas it is doable to look previous the dearth of superior graphics choices, there’s one function missing over the unique Xbox One model that is a lot tougher to swallow. The co-op choices, which permit a number of gamers to play by means of the sport collectively, is lacking fully from the PC port, a real disgrace, contemplating how enjoyable multiplayer is on Xbox One.
Sundown Overdrive on PC is simply nearly as good because it was on Xbox One, with its loopy world and gameplay, barring the obtrusive lack of the co-op multiplayer options. Though the sport additionally lacks superior graphics choices, the PC port developed by Blind Squirrel Video games is a reliable one which principally does justice to the unique console launch.