Perhaps the most surprising aspect of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League so far is how colourful the world of Metropolis is. After a dark and gritty reboot movie a couple of years back, fans were probably expecting Rocksteady to follow a similar path with an experience devoid of jokes and colours you'd typically see make up the rainbow. The developer has taken a different route, however, and gone against the grain of its popular Batman: Arkham series. And this has gotten DC fans and the wider gaming community thinking about Sunset Overdrive all over again.
Of course, we only have the announcement trailer to go off of, but the Suicide Squad project for PlayStation 5 does seem to strike a similar resemblance to the current Xbox One exclusive. Both open-world titles feature an extremely colourful city to explore, filled with parkour moments to help you get about them with ease. And then there's the fact that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is all about gunplay -- much like Sunset Overdrive. We're not sure if you'll be grinding about the place as Harley Quinn or triple jumping as Deadshot, but there are certainly quite a lot of similarities between the two games that fans have picked up on.
As far as Insomniac Games' 2014 title being ported to PlayStation 4, the situation continues to remain unclear. Sony does now own the rights to the Sunset Overdrive IP after purchasing the developer last year, but it hasn't made any indication that a re-release could be on the cards. We wouldn't put too much stock on this actually happening, but at least we have Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League to look forward to on PS5.
Were you reminded of Sunset Overdrive when you watched Rocksteady's latest reveal trailer? Bounce, jump, and flip into the comments below.
I honestly don't know why Sony doesn't port this over. Its a win either way. The game is done and it doesn't need to be remastered, and I'm sure it would do better financially with Sonys audience than it did with MS.
@Ken_Kaniff Eeeeh it wasn't really a stellar release from Insomniac personally i'd just forget it I think of it and FUZE as their awkward teen phase XD
It will probably never happen. The game didn't sell well at all, so a remaster or a sequel is likely not even in their minds. This is something they got when they bought Insomniac that they will ignore and never touch.
@Ken_Kaniff Sony own the IP but not necessarily the rights to the first game.
They can publish under the Sunset Overdrive IP going forward with a reboot or sequels but the first game is Xbox exclusive
@Ken_Kaniff Well, Insomniac is quite busy with 2 PS5 games... So maybe in the far future as a remaster for PS5. And like @GigaGaia said, that game didn't sell that well.
I have no interest in that game, so no rush for me.
Already try it on steam, it's good but dated open world game. I think insomniacs should focus on spider-man, ratchet & clank, resistance, or a new ip instead.
I didn't think that was going to be a connection, and quite a connection that is. I've only seen gameplay from Sunset Overdrive but yeah, sure that'd be a fun addition to the already robust PS4 library of games. I'm down.
@Keyblade-Dan Oh you played it? Was it that bad? It always look fun and well made from the gameplay I've seen.
@Jacko11 Correct me if I'm wrong, but could they not just rename it with 'Definitive Edition' and bypass that? Or do MS just own the assets outright for the first game?
I would personally love to see Sunset Overdrive finding a new home on PS4/PS5. The mission design and side activities are pretty subpar, but Sunset is that one open world that imo felt like the map was designed around its core mechanics and features and not the other way around.
I find it amusing that one of Insomniac's biggest passion projects is not on a PS console, but given how much Insomniac love the Sunset-verse, I can see them at least revisiting it at some point.
I usually enjoy Insomniac's work, but Sunset Overdrive was a HUGE miss for me. I simply didn't think it was all that fun to play, and the grating humor made it an even more unpleasant experience.
@Jacko11 you are spot on, Insomniac retained the rights to the IP but not the first game, that was owned by Microsoft Game Studios. So porting it across to PS4 would not be straightforward. Plus although it remains easily one of my favourite XBox One exclusives, it did have problems as a game in terms of pacing. I'd love to see Insomniac give the franchise another spin at some point though, because at times it was just so much fun to play, and traversal in the game just brought a big grin to my face.
Remember all that silly talk Insomniac spoke about how only Xbox Live could support the multiplayer functions of the game? lol
Currently playing Sunset Overdrive on Xbox and to be honest it's a really enjoyable game!
@Ken_Kaniff Not bad just aggressively mediocre nothing worth a re-release
Sounds more like we need a Sunset Overdrive 2, coming to PS5 then a remaster.
@Ken_Kaniff making a definitive version doesn't remove the original contract. If MS paid to have the game solely on the xbox one then no part of the game can be taken elsewhere.
You wouldn't want developers to be doing that anyways. Companies would enter to these deals just to change a little part of the game to break the rules. Bad business all over the place.
It would be nice to have on PS4, but as it released on PC a couple of years ago, I bought it there. It's not a fantastic game, but it was alright.
It should be relatively easier to port over considering Marvel's Spider-Man runs on a modified version of the engine used for that game
Although honestly you gotta feel bad for Microsoft when they already lost Cuphead and Ori as console exclusives if that happens lol
I got this game with the white xbox one when they released it, wasn't all that great but i guess ill play it again if it came to ps4.
@Ken_Kaniff no thats not how it works unfortunately. The first game cannot be release elsewhere unless Xbox and PlayStation came up with a deal
@TheFrenchiestFry I'm honestly very surprised that this type of thought process is showing up multiple times in this comment section. Publishers don't "lose" games from the developers they work with. If a game is added to another source then the publisher either allowed it or the original contract has expired and the developer has full control.
I'm not familiar with UK contract law but in the USA the transfer of IP doesn't void contracts with the original parties. If Insomniac made a contract with MS to sell their game only on the Xbox then that contract is still valid when Sony bought the IP. Just like with Ori, MS would have to give the green light for the developer to port it to PS.
@Ken_Kaniff Microsoft still retains the Publishing Rights to Sunset Overdrive. It's unclear if that means just the first title or additional titles as well. However I do know that Microsoft gets first denial. That's means if I sequel is to be developed it has to first be offered to Microsoft for Publishing. If they decline then they can publish with anyone else.
Sunset Overdrive isn't an Xbox One exclusive, it's on PC.
I wouldn’t mind seeing Sunset Overdrive get a PS4 port. This is the first gen I didn’t buy an Xbox, and it’s one of the few games that tempted me to get one. As far as Microsoft having the rights to publish the game, it wouldn’t surprise me if they were willing to work out a deal with Sony. It would be more money for MS for basically no work.
in my opinion, It’s strange logic. What are similar between both Suiside Squad and Sunset Overdrive? There are much game with colorful world in game industry. So if we will go through that logic we will able to say that new game by Rocksteady and, for example, Jet Set Radio are siblings.
I don’t know. It’s strange logic but I’d like to take Sunset Overdrive for PS4. We have already got Cuphead so why not? I suppose the reason why Sony don’t launch that game is it’s ex Xbox exclusive.
@Keyblade-Dan I'm still waiting for FUSE to come to PSNOW!!!
It would be kinda sad if it got ported since it's the only Xbox One exclusive left that's interesting and unique.
Must have taken the best minds on social media working together to come to this conclusion...
Duh an open world with humour & colour? Its just like Sunset Overdrive!
(Which isn't didn't really....did anyone play the game or just get distracted by the bright colours?)
Man please put sunset overdrive on ps4 I been wanting this game for a year or two almost three years now
Honestly, it’s just not that good a game. It might have impressed back when it came out but there was literally nothing to play on Xbox One then, they were clutching at straws. For all its visual flair, it’s aggressively beige in the game department. A really big disappointment imo and one that a sequel could possibly salvage but Insomniac have more pressing and exciting plans.
While I'd love to see Sunset Overdrive being ported over to PS4, Alan Wake is more likely to happen due to Control's AWE DLC which heavily features Alan Wake.
(I'm mentioning Alan Wake because it's also a Microsoft exclusive)
It's a great game, no harm in bringing it to more people.
I guess if you're into 90's edginess you're in luck with suicide squad...
Sunset Overdrive is what would happen if somebody somehow took Limp Bizkit and turned them into a video game. I've never played it and I absolutely hate it based purely on how embarrassed all of the trailers made me feel.
Sunset Overdrives world traversal was one of the beat until their Spider-Man game. So much fun just to move around.
The OTT atmosphere and stylings were also great (KA-BOOM writer in the expositions etc.) I had a blast. True the mission structure and story are a bit meh but it’s a really fun game
@nessisonett I might have agreed with your assessment of Sunset Overdrive. The missions were formulaic, and the lack of variety let it down. However, I loaded it back up again yesterday after all this talk, and the combat was exceedingly tight and fun, and just traversing the world was so much fun. It had technical issues in terms of some dreadful slowdown and asset load in, although that was probably more to do with it being an early Xbox One game more than anything. Honestly? I think there's the makings of a very solid game under all that open world bloat, I think I'd be happy to see them return to the world and give the setting and mechanics another go. True we've got Miles Morales and Ratchet & Clank on the way, and no doubt a full Spiderman sequel, and possibly the rumoured Resistance Fall of Man reboot, but if they're so inclined as a studio, I'd love to see what they could do now with Sunset Overdrive.
Is it kind of a bad sign when a trailer for a new game makes people nostalgic for a game that's six years old?
All I remember from SO was the cringey humour which dated it badly from the start.
Like all those edgelord 90s and 2000s games with bro humour... similar reason why I don’t like borderlands. Annoying ‘comedy’ dialogue all the time.
Hopefully the SS title will be promoted more than Avengers
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