Insomniac Games Seeks Publisher to Develop Sunset Overdrive 2
Want to see a sequel to Sunset Overdrive? It’s clear that you’re not the only one, as the Insomniac Games team mentioned that they would love to go back to Sunset City, the thing is they need to find the right publisher.
Sunset Overdrive debuted exclusively for Xbox One in late 2014. The open-world game included everything you’d expect from an Insomniac title – fun mechanics, an impressive visual style, and a unique sense of humor that captured several fans. However, the years have passed and there are no signs of a sequel, something that worries players.
A fan came to Twitter to ask the studio if they had plans to work on the next Sunset Overdrive and Insomniac was very honest in replying. “We’d love to, we just need to find a publisher!” Insomniac replied.
It is clear that Microsoft has shown no interest in supporting the sequel to Sunset Overdrive, as the title did not break any records in sales and was not very popular in the console. It does not even figure in titles that will have support for Xbox One X.
In February of this year, Ted Price, president of Insomniac, spoke on this subject. He said that if they wanted news about the Sunset Overdrive sequel “you’d have to ask Microsoft.” The good news is that the IP belongs to the studio, so it could come back at some point.
“We are passionate about that franchise, and we own it, so you may see more Sunset in the future from us,” Price said at the time. “No promises, and no timeline to speak of, but it is something that represents our willingness to create unexpected experiences.”
Will Sunset Overdrive come back? It is probable. However, you have to keep in mind that the distributor will be a fundamental part of this situation, so the title could become exclusive to another console or become multiplatform.
At the moment Insomniac is working on Spider-Man for PlayStation 4, a title that will arrive early next year and that has similarities with Sunset Overdrive in the section of the movement.
we'd love to, we just need to find a publisher!
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) October 24, 2017