Sunset Overdrive rated for PC by ESRB, finally losing its exclusivity?

ESRB has rated Sunset Overdrive for PC, this is the second time the game has been rated for PC after a leaked Korean rating back in May.

The current Xbox One exclusive was developed by Insomniac Games, the same folks behind Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4. The game was released in October of 2014 to fairly positive reviews.

Sunset Overdrive is an open-world action adventure third-person shooter that if I had to summarize in one word would be “unique”. Although huge fun, the game quickly disappeared from sales charts, a PC version could very well revitalize the IP.

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The ESRB description of the game is as follows:

This is a third-person shooter in which players assume the role of a young survivor battling through a mutant apocalypse. As players traverse the open-world of Sunset City, they use assault rifles and fantastical weapons (e.g., grenade launchers that shoot teddy-bear bombs, guns that shoot fireworks) to kill mutant creatures, robots, and occasional human enemies. Combat is highlighted by frequent explosions, screams of pain, and gunfire. Some explosives cause enemies to be dismembered, leaving limbs around the environment; one cutscene briefly depicts a character’s head cut off by a mutant. During the course of the game, characters and environmental elements reference sexual behavior or humor (e.g., “Oh, such a bold statement! It says, ‘I am a prostitute!’” and “How hard was it to make a porn flip book?” ); a radio ad contains a running joke about a sex burger (e.g., “It’s so good you won’t be able to contain your urges to rub it all over your Sex…Burger”). The dialogue contains a handful of drug references (e.g., “You guys have been eating weed” and “Oh, when I get back with your drugs, we’ll discuss my offense at your assumption that I would know where to find drugs”). The words “f**k” and “sh*t” also appear in dialogue

Although there is no official confirmation yet, expect one soon if they game has been rated by the ESRB already.

Danial Arshad Khan

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