The debate about a possible future for Sunset Overdrive is suddenly rekindling after the acquisition of Insomniac Games by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
The recent sighting in the database pages has triggered reflections and speculations about it EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Organization – European Union Intellectual Property Organization). As you can verify from the link available at the bottom of this news, it seems that Sony Interactive Entertainment, through Insomniac Games, has taken steps to register the Sunset Overdrive trademark. Dating back to April 26, 2021, the act quickly attracted public attention, as it concerns a title available exclusively on Ecosystem Microsoft.
As is known, following the entry of Insomniac Games in the family of the then Worldwide Studios, the IP of Sunset Overdrive belongs to Sony, which however has never announced any related projects. The registration of the trademark linked to the Xbox One launch title does not necessarily imply the will on the part of the Japanese giant to actually exploit it: it would not in fact be the first time that the registration of a trademark does not lead to the refveal of a new game. Nonetheless, speculation about a possible porting di Sunset Overdrive per PS4 e PS5 or, again, the development of a Sunset Overdrive 2 they quickly spread.
At the moment, we can not help but invite a cautious interpretation, pending any updates on the matter.