Sunset Overdrive Is Now Owned by Sony


Games change hands every so often, and now Microsoft’s IP Sunset Overdrive has a new home at Sony’s game studio. The title initially launched as an Xbox One exclusive when it came out.

While some gamers might believe this sounds like a potential revival for the wacky franchise, fans of Sunset Overdrive may want to weigh down their expectations. Despite Sony picking it up, they don’t seem to have too much interest in giving the franchise a proper boost into popular culture.

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, spoke with Inside Games regarding the game. Yoshida was able to confirm how they did now own the previously Microsoft property. But there was no adamant update regarding a sequel to the series, a reboot, or anything beyond what is already in place.

“SIE holds the rights to past Insomniac Games works,” said Yoshida. “I am looking forward to future titles.”

We don’t have too much information about what Sony plans to do or what they want to do with Sunset Overdrive. The most obvious move we can expect from them is to create a port for the PlayStation 4. Sony will likely gauge fan consume to see how popular the title is with their fans and proceed from there. Given that the game was made in 2014, it may not have the most ravenous following. However, the curiosity to check out a previous Microsoft title on a Sony platform might entice enough of an audience to acquire a cult following.

There’s no definitive word if or when a port of Sunset Overdrive is going to happen. For now, the game is in Sony’s hands, and they’ll handle it how they see it fitting into their business line-up.