Sunset Overdrive was one of the stellar titles from the early ages of the Xbox One, and it appears Sony may be looking to develop a second one with a recent trademark registration.
Released back in 2014, Sunset Overdrive was an Xbox One exclusive title that was often compared to Ratchet and Clank. As the years progressed, the game eventually made its way to PC via Xbox Game Pass and the Microsoft Store.
It was developed by Insomniac Games, which was purchased by Sony back in 2019, and it appears they may be looking to develop a sequel to the famed title. Here’s all you need to know.
Sony files Sunset Overdrive trademark
Per the US Patent and Trademark Office, Sony filed a trademark to claim the IP of Sunset Overdrive back on April 26th, 2021. This comes as a bit of a surprise, as the game is nearly seven years old; and there has never been much conversation of another one releasing.
But, taking a close look at the logistics of the filing it becomes more clear the route Sony may be taking. Sunset Overdrive is a game that was developed by Insomniac Games, who as noted above was purchased by Sony back in 2019.
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Insomniac Games has emerged as one of the premier developers that Sony has within its lineup. They’ve developed both Spider-Man titles for PlayStation consoles, and are currently gearing up to release Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart soon.
With the recent filing of the Sunset Overdrive trademark, one has to question whether or not Sony is going to develop a sequel in the near future. If it does happen, we can assume it will be a PlayStation exclusive title, as the majority of Insomniac’s titles have followed this course as of late.
Sunset Overdrive in Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart
A bizarre series of tweets have emerged on June 7, which hints at some sort of collaboration between Sunset Overdrive and Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart – and fans are trying to connect the dots between the two.
The first tweet was posted by the official Insomniac Games Twitter account and showcases aspects of Sunset Overdrive, and has commentary from Clank noting “is that another warbot getting sucked into the dimensional rift?”
— Ratchet, Clank, and Rivet (@insomniacgames) June 7, 2021
On top of this, we had the first tweet from the Sunset Overdrive Twitter account since November 2018 and when paired together, along with the timing of these events it seems certain that some sort of announcement is coming soon.
What the heck. Did anybody hear that?
— Fizzie! (@FizzieSays) June 7, 2021
Whether the characters from Sunset Overdrive are simply in the new Ratchet and Clank title, or if this could be alluding to a brand new title being announced during a future Sony conference is unknown as of now.
But, this could be an exciting time for 3D platformer fans, as Insomniac are known for captivating players in stellar titles, and a new Sunset Overdrive could be just the game we need right now.