Sony owns the rights to Insomniac’s IP.
Sunset Overdrive may not have seen the kind of success that other Insomniac works like Ratchet and Clank and Spider-Man enjoy, but as anyone who’s played it would tell you, it was a legitimately excellent game that deserved way more recognition than it got. The future of the IP has been in doubt for a long time now, and even though Sony picked up the ownership of the property back when they acquired Insomniac Games, there was no clarity on whether they intended to do anything with it.
Now, however, a fresh development might possibly be hinting at something in the future, with a trademark for Sunset Overdrive being recently registered by Sony. This doesn’t have to mean anything, of course, but one would hope that it means the game will eventually be ported over to PlayStation. And who knows, with Sony owning the IP, maybe we might get a sequel in the not-too-distant future as well. Here’s hoping, anyway.
For what it’s worth, Drew Murray, director of Sunset Overdrive, recently rejoined Insomniac Games after spending some time at Perfect Dark developer The Initiative.
As things stand right now, Sunset Overdrive is available for Xbox One and PC.