Sunset Overdrive Co-Director: 'We Own The IP, Nothing Stopping Us Making A Sequel'

We've pretty much resigned ourselves at this point to the fact that a potential Sunset Overdrive sequel would likely never reach Xbox, but nevertheless the game's co-director says he'd be very interested in making one.

Speaking to GQ earlier this week, Insomniac Games' Marcus Smith reaffirmed to the outlet that the company owns the IP, and while a sequel doesn't appear on the cards right now, he would personally "love to return to it."

"I mean, never say never is my approach. Obviously, we’re part of Sony now, but we own the IP and so there’s nothing really stopping us other than we have a lot of really exciting things in our future."

"I think there are a lot of stories that can be told in that universe and I would love to return to it. I had a lot of fun making that game."

If you haven't been keeping up, Insomniac Games was acquired by PlayStation Studios back in 2019, and while we have recently seen Sony San Diego's MLB The Show series make the jump to a multi-platform release, it seems very, very unlikely that anything Insomniac does in the future will make its way to Xbox.

Just last week, it appeared as though Sony had trademarked the Sunset Overdrive IP, suggesting something might be on the horizon. However, based on Smith's comment, it sounds like the team is busy with other things for now.

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