Sunset Overdrive was always one of Microsoft's most interesting exclusives during the Xbox One era. Developed by Insomniac Games while it was still independent, it's a highly stylised open world action game that became something of a cult hit. Of course, as mentioned, the studio was brought into Sony's ranks following its excellent work on Marvel's Spider-Man, which left the promising Sunset Overdrive IP hanging in the air.
Interestingly, Insomniac hasn't forgotten about it. The studio owns the IP, and has just recently renewed the trademark on the title (as spotted by Nibel). Now, we doubt this action means anything in particular — we wouldn't jump to conclusions about any impending announcements. However, it does make us think the Burbank developer isn't finished with the game just yet — especially when you consider its director rejoined Insomniac earlier this year.
Again, companies update things like trademarks and patents all the time, so this isn't anything new. Still, we wouldn't be too surprised if Insomniac was to revive Sunset Overdrive in some way on PS5. The studio is already split into multiple teams, and we could easily imagine a small subset of the firm working on bringing the title to PS5 (and maybe PS4) in between larger projects. This is all just speculation on our part, though.
Anyway, what do you think? What might Insomniac do with Sunset Overdrive moving forward? Does this trademark renewal mean something's cooking, or is the studio simply getting its paperwork done? Discuss in the comments section below.