With the trademark of the Sunset Overdrive IP by Sony earlier this year, many fans got excited at the possibility of the series' return. While that hasn't been the case (so far), it seems the former Xbox game is making an appearance this year... in the upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
Last night the internet went crazy when not only did Insomniac Games tweet out a picture of the game, but the official Fizzie (the mascot in the game) Twitter account made an appearance. In a tweet, Fizzie said: "What the heck. Did anybody hear that?" It was later discovered to be simply a form of cross marketing for Insomniac's latest title.
As it turns out, the reference to Sunset Overdrive was to reveal the RYNO 8 gun in the game, a unique weapon which manages to bring in objects from other PlayStation franchises - including Sunset Overdrive. This will be the first appearance of the game outside of its original release on Xbox One back in 2014, which has caused a bit of a frenzy.
Understandably, fans went nuts at the initial tease of Sunset Overdrive. It's clear there's a fanbase that would love to see the series continue in some fashion, and while it's highly unlikely we'll ever see it on Xbox following Sony's acquisition of Insomniac Games, we can still dream. If anything, it'll be great for other console players to see why we all embrace the game so fondly. If it means skipping Xbox to make it happen, then so be it.
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