Sony Has Registered A Trademark For Sunset Overdrive – Could A Port Be On The Way?
Insomniac Games is well known for being the developer of Marvel’s Spider-Man, the Resistance series, and the upcoming Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Needless to say, they make some pretty good video games. That’s likely why Sony made an effort to acquire them back in 2019.
As a result of that acquisition, Insomniac primarily makes games for the PS4 and PS5. However, there was an oh-so-brief moment in time where Insomniac made a title exclusively for the Xbox One. Sunset Overdrive was a wacky open-world game that has since only appeared on the aforementioned Xbox and PC. If a recent trademark by Sony is anything to go by, that exclusivity may be over.
As you can see in this helpful tweet, Sony has registered a trademark for Sunset Overdrive. That could very well mean that a port of the game may be on the way. Considering that it’s one of the few Insomniac games to never appear on a Playstation, it makes sense to finally bring it over from the Xbox.
This filing could also mean a revival of the Sunset Overdrive franchise. Sony has stated that it wants to focus on big-budget, blockbuster, triple-A games. While Sunset Overdrive didn’t exactly set the world on fire, it is a bombastic, over-the-top adventure. Plus, it features an open-world swarming with zombies, which is something that Sony seems to love in its exclusives. It’s possible that after years of working on Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank that Insomniac wants to return to the insane world of Overdrive for a Playstation exclusive sequel.
Of course, there’s no confirmation that either of those scenarios is true. In all honesty, this could just be a case where Sony is registering the trademark just so they can make sure no one else can try to lay a claim to it. Despite not having much of a following, it was a critically praised game and generally well-liked by those who played it. Sony might just be making sure that no one tries to steal away this weird little game about energy drink-addicted zombies.
Regardless, it wouldn’t be surprising if a port arrived on the PS4 and PS5. This IP has been sitting dormant since 2014, so Sony and Insomniac might as well try to wring a little bit of extra cash out of it. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see if a Sunset Overdrive 2 does indeed become a reality.
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Jamie Latour is a writer and actor based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. From his hyperactive childhood to his….Well, still hyperactive adulthood, he’s been writing and performing in some capacity for practically his entire life. His love for video games goes all the way back to the age of 4, playing Mega Man 3 for the first time on his NES. He’s an avid gamer and can be found nowadays either messing around in Red Dead 2, or being cheap as can be as Reaper in Overwatch. He’s still starting out when it comes to making online content, but aside from his writing he can found on his Twitch page under the handle SpontaneousJames. You can also find him on social media as @SpontaneousJam on Twitter (because Spontaneous James was too long apparently).
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