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'Sunset Overdrive' will let you run and shoot with 8 friends according to leak

The pre-E3 2014 leaks continue with the first real multiplayer information for “Sunset Overdrive” on the Xbox One. Grab some friends because you’ll be able to run, jump and shoot your way through Sunset City.

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Photo courtesy of Microsoft, used with permission

The “Sunset Overdrive” leak first cropped up on NeoGAF with a screen capture of the game’s page on The page has since been updated but included text that read, “Join forces in the 8-player cooperative experience Chaos Squad. Tackles a variety of objectives throughout the city, survive epic battles against countless enemies, and earn awesome in-game rewards.”

The description makes Chaos Squad sound like a mix of Horde mode from “Gears of War” and the co-op mode from the Xbox 360 title, “Crackdown 2.” However, it does not sound as if there will be any versus multiplayer in “Sunset Overdrive” based on the listing.

Expect a full release during Microsoft’s Xbox E3 media briefing on Monday, June 9 at 12:30 p.m. EDT / 9:30 a.m. PDT. Not only will the co-op multiplayer likely be revealed but also a release date. The game is currently expected to be released this fall. It will also be playable on the show floor at E3 so expect plenty of off-screen videos and previews coming out of the convention.

To go along with the E3 reveal of “Sunset Overdrive,” Microsoft released a teaser video of a custom bus that will be making an appearance at the convention. The bus is the opposite of swanky though and features a mutant hood ornament.

“Sunset Overdrive” is being developed by “Ratchet and Clank” and “Resistance” developer Insomniac Games. It is being created in partnership with Microsoft but the developer will still get to own the rights to the title’s intellectual property (IP).

The ownership of the IP was a critical reason behind Insomniac Games making “Sunset Overdrive” exclusive to the Xbox One. It’s also expected to make use of the console’s “cloud computing” capabilities though to what degree is currently not understood.

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