Sunset Overdrive PC surfaces in Steam database

Sunset (Image credit: Insomniac )

While initially among top Xbox One exclusives, Sunset Overdrive is seemingly headed to PC very soon. Talk of a Windows revival has circulated throughout 2018 and recently rekindled by an official Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) listing. Microsoft is yet to acknowledge a PC release, however, with its X018 Xbox fan event near, an imminent reveal is likely.

Sunset Overdrive has now surfaced in Steam's database, via third-party aggregator, SteamDB (via Wario64).

Until now, a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) launch was expected, shipping on Windows 10's integrated Microsoft Store. However, a Win32 variant is now all-but-confirmed, headed to Valve's premier PC game storefront. It's unclear if a Microsoft Store release is planned, but seems likely given its continued investments in 2018.

Although the Microsoft Store has vastly improved in recent years, it's still challenged by core PC gamers amid ongoing missteps. All first-party Xbox games head straight to Windows 10, but some still regularly ship on Steam with a delayed release.

In other news, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, recently announced plans for Xbox Game Pass on PC.

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  • i hope MS releases a UWP version too (and make it PlayAnywhere). Only going to Steam is a waste of an opportunity for MS to promote their own platform. Especially for those of us that have the XB1 version, it would be great to also play it on PC through PlayAnywhere and UWP.
  • The thing is that this IP belongs to Insomniac, so I think it makes a lot more sense to release it on steam. I think, Insomniac cares more about making money than to promote UWP. It's more likely to sell a lot more if it comes on steam...
  • Crap, I totally thought it would come to Xbox Game Pass. I'm not buying this on Steam, sorry.