Industry Devs On Sunset Overdrive Inspired By inFamous, Ex-Probe Dev Laughs At Rip Off Claims

Developers from Slightly Mad and Ninja Theory also chime in with their impressions.

Posted By | On 09th, May. 2014

Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac Games finally pulled the curtain back on its Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive. We got to see the identity of the monsters, known as the “OD’D”, the weapons, some crafting features and the ability to vault and jump all over the city. But wait – monsters? Crafting? Weapons? An open world environment? Does that sound familiar?

Of course! It’s just like inFamous!

Wait, what?

But no seriously, Insomniac has actually had to go on record and deny any similarities that Sunset Overdrive has with inFamous.

Other developers shared their own opinions on the similarities and – surprise, surprise – they find them ludicrous.

Ex-Probe dev Ben Obi tweeted, “LOL at claims @SunsetOverdrive rips off Infamous. I see JSR, Dead Rising & @insomniacgames’ Rachet&Clank influences, all pre-date Infamous.”

Andy Tudor, Creative Director at Slightly Mad Studios which is developing Project CARS, tweeted, “#SunsetOverdrive looks like Crackdown, Jak & Dakster, Dead Rising, and Infamous had a baby with Lollipop Chainsaw.”

Finally, Ninja Theory Assistant Producer Colin Chang added that Sunset Overdrive, “Looks like the sort of thing I was hoping for in InFAMOUS Second Son. Was skeptical but looking like a day one purchase.” That last comment doesn’t even compare the two games – it simply means that Chang was looking for an open world experience with the brevity that Sunset Overdrive promises.

So you tell us – do the two games have anything in common except for their open world natures and being video games? Let us know in the comments.


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