As previously expected, Sony now owns the Sunset Overdrive brand. Despite the game first launching as an Xbox One exclusive, Insomniac Games famously retained the rights to the intellectual property. PlayStation has since purchased the Marvel’s Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank developer, but Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden said he’d need to “turn over the files” for the full story.
Speaking with Japanese publication Inside Games, the ever-affable Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that the Japanese giant does now own the Microsoft published title. “SIE holds the rights to past Insomniac Games works,” he admitted. So what are the chances of a port, then? “I am looking forward to future titles.”
It doesn’t sound like Sony has much interest in reviving the Sunset Overdrive franchise, which makes sense given its poor commercial performance compared to the developer’s PlayStation exclusive output. We’d probably play a port if it ever arrived on the PlayStation 4, but there are probably so many legal hurdles in the way that it’s just not worth the effort.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, please.