There was a little period towards the tail of the PlayStation 3 era and the beginning of the PlayStation 4 generation where it felt like Insomniac Games had parted ways with Sony for good: Sunset Overdrive was announced as an Xbox One exclusive, the studio formed a tight relationship with Oculus, and no one seemed to want to show Ratchet & Clank's movie tie-in. Then the latter released and all of the wounds seemed to fade away.
We now know, of course, that the Burbank-based developer is working on arguably the biggest PS4 exclusive in the Japanese giant's portfolio: Spider-Man. And when you consider the enormous (and, honestly, unexpected) commercial success of Ratchet & Clank, it's probably safe to assume that its North Carolina studio is prepping a sequel. Which begs the question: what's going on with the aforementioned Sunset Overdrive franchise?
Posed that very question by Game Informer magazine, boss Ted Price had a very interesting response. "We are passionate about that franchise, and we own it, so you may see more Sunset in the future from us," he said. "No promises, and no timeline to speak of, but it is something that represents our willingness to create unexpected experiences." Is that a hint that a potential sequel could go multiplatform, perhaps?
The reality here is that Insomniac Games is probably too busy to be thinking about Sunset Overdrive sequels right now. But it's pretty clear that if it can find a publisher – and it doesn't sound like that's going to be Microsoft right now – it's willing to revisit the property, presumably on a multiformat basis. Which leaves us with one lingering query: is this a brand that you'd like to see make the jump to PS4? Make a bad joke in the comments section below.