After finalising and completing their acquisition of Insomniac Games, Sony has now also confirmed their ownership of the Sunset Overdrive brand. With the game launching as an Xbox One exclusive, but with Insomniac retaining the rights to the intellectual property, Sony could possibly port the game over to the PS4.
Speaking with Inside Games, President of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, confirmed the news that the Microsoft published title is now under Sony ownership. “SIE holds the rights to past Insomniac Games works,” he admitted, and he is “looking forward to future titles.” Of course, a sequel or port has not been ruled out, but it is increasingly unlikely that it will become a reality.
The poor commercial performance of Sunset Overdrive pales in comparison to the big numbers often put up by Sony exclusive titles, and while it enjoys critical acclaim, the potential legal issues and focus of Insomniac Games will likely be put to better use.