Sunset Overdrive isn't a timed Xbox One exclusive - "no need to beat the proverbial dead horse"

We've seen and heard little of Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive since the Xbox One exclusive's announcement at E3, which is rather disappointing for me personally - a world in which little is said about a game that looks like Crackdown's spiritual successor isn't a world I want to inhabit. Accordingly, I've just been on a jaunt round the developer's forum, and there are some asides from community web developer Tim Salvitti that you may be interested in.

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dirigiblebill1414d ago

Sony owns the IP, doesn't it? Anybody know for how long they've got the rights to it?

Ezz20131414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

""as the IP is owned by Sony Computer Entertainment. ""


blitz06231414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

Ratchet on the Xbox just sounds weird. I feel as if Insomniac is just bitter Sony bought Sucker Punch instead of them

The_Con-Sept1414d ago

I don't think Xbox people would even bother with it. Especially since certain YouTube fanboys consider it a "kiddy game."

Solidrev for example.

WeAreLegion1414d ago

In all fairness, Sucker Punch is a better developer.

P0werVR1414d ago

It's just a silly title. No one expects that.

Either way, Sunset Overdrive looks real good.

Kran1414d ago

Did you really just use wikipedia as a source? :/

Sevir1414d ago

Sony owns the ratchet IP, but they say it may end up on Xbox, because Sony has sold Ips before, IE, Crash and Spyro.

In anycase Insomniac isn't bitter, theyve always wished to remain independent, Sony has approached them numerous occasions to acquire them and they've declined, so I don't think they care if Sony doesn't acquire them, they are considered Second Party World Wide Studios Partners, and they've made plenty exclusives for Sony and Still have a great relationship with Sony.

SilentNegotiator1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )


If you don't like those sources, pick up any Ratchet and Clank game and flip it over. I have Crack in Time in my hands right now:

"Ratchet and Clank is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc"

gaffyh1414d ago

Ratchet will never go to Xbox, unless Sony decides to sell the franchise like they did with Crash. There's a possibility that the Ratchet movie might change things though, but can't see it going on Xbox unless Sony allows it.

Jeff2571414d ago

@Sevir & gaffyh

Sony never owned the IPs for Spyro or Crash. They were developed under deals that Naughty Dog and Insomniac had with Universal. Universal owned those IPs hence the reason that Naughty Dog and Insomniac both went on to doing new IPs that were owned by Sony. ND got bought by Sony before they started J&D and Insomniac decided to stay independent but work with Sony acting as the Publisher.

Saigon1414d ago


If I am not mistaken, Sony offered Insomniac deals several times over to be apart of their organization and each time they were turned down. In honest, I am not certain where this bitter taste came from, but it is getting a little nerving. Seriously, they did a lot for Sony and Sony did a lot for them, so why the issue. In my opinion, I believe the issue is with Sony owning the rights to R&C and Insomniac does not want another company owning their products. And on that, there are suppose to a cartoon in the works/movie or something, and maybe Sony has more rights than Insomniac.

kickerz1414d ago

Definitely getting Sunset Overdrive. Another great game heading to X1 :) come on nov 22

Kran1414d ago


I never said he was wrong.

I just make a joke that he used wikipedia as a source

:/ that was all. Obviously no one got it. Even if it was bad.

ShwankyShpanky1414d ago

"Definitely getting Sunset Overdrive. Another great game heading to X1"

So you've seen some actual gameplay footage, I assume? Care to link?

nukeitall1414d ago

Ratchet could turn up on Xbox if Sony went the way of Sega (Mario and Sonic on Nintendo platform?) or MS bought up Sony.

It is possible, just unlikely.

kickerz1414d ago

@wank and spank - all I needed was that e3 trailer and that was enough to tell me that this game will rock.

showtimefolks1414d ago


Sony tried buying insomniac but they didn't want to be bought so Sony moved on. Insomniac games have lost its magic over the last few games and really need to regain the top form soon

Whether insomniac likes it or not sooner rather than later they will be bought, this industry is becoming too big for smaller developers to exist without backing of a huge publisher

The con sept

Thing is when someone is exclusive than its no good to the other side but if there is a chance of the, getting it than its all forgotten and praised

Fanboys on both sides are bad for business, they yell the loudest even though they are in minorities but I losers listen to their feedback more because like I said earlier they shout the loudest

hellzsupernova1413d ago

@blitz honestly if you knew anything you would know sony offered to buy insomniac games but Ted price wanted to stay independent. Your comment stinks of Sony fanboy.

OT ratchet and clank are not going anywhere Sony owns them.

Sunset overdrive looks cool and different hope it works out for them. I will not be playing it as I do not plan on buying the xbone

ShwankyShpanky1413d ago (Edited 1413d ago )


Uh... that's stupid.

I thought the trailer for The Order: 1886 looked pretty damn slick (you know, the one that said "rendered with in-game engine"), but at the end I thought, "Nice... now show me some gameplay," not "totally gotta get that!"

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Aceman181414d ago

everyone knows Sony owns the IP so this franchise will not be showing up on any other platform unless IG buys the rights back from Sony.

malokevi1414d ago

He literally said "anything can happen" before diving into the statement. I read people here interpreting that as "Ratchet and Clank might come to Xbox".... and even more ridiculously, some sort of nuanced confirmation that Sunset Overdrive is headed to PS4.

You people are messed in the head. What he's saying is obvious. For now, R&C is a Playstation exclusive, and Sunset is an Xbox exclusive... but there is no man or woman alive that can guarantee this dichotomy forever. He's merely saying "never say never"... and you all blow it way out of proportion.


SilentNegotiator1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

"Ratchet could" and "Ratchet Might" are exactly the same for its intents and purposes. Either statement represents a ridiculous unlikelihood. This isn't 1999 anymore; Sony isn't going to let big exclusive IPs slip through their hands.

Employing Quantum physics logic doesn't justify saying anything.

malokevi1414d ago

exactly... could... "never say never".... same crap. I'm not saying that R&C has any likelyhood of ever coming to playstation, I'm saying that THE DEVELOPER says that nothing is impossible.

You ppl are way to sensitive. I don't give 2 craps about exclusives, because I'm getting both consoles. Oh the joys of not limiting yourself to a single console because you feel some misguided need to lambast the alternative at every opportunity.

SilentNegotiator1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

What are you so riled up over?
What do you mean "you ppl"?

I'm aware that we're talking about what the developer said. And what they said is downright ridiculous. It's not "impossible" for Nintendo to sell Mario, but it isn't going to happen.

malokevi1414d ago

Yes but waht I said about what he said is still true, regardless of whether or not its actually going to happen. Nothing is impossible, thats it, no argument, stop talking to me.

Aceman181414d ago


Listen my statement wasn't made out of angry or whatever you think it is, it was made to let people know who seem to still be confused about whether or not its own by Sony.

Where the hell are you getting this "you people" from?

Outside_ofthe_Box1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

lol How come whenever someone makes a comment that slightly goes against what Malokevi states he gets all upset and goes on a rant about how people are over sensitive and that they should leave him alone lol?

Malokevi, what's really funny is that person you replied to, Aceman18, actually acknowledged that the franchisee could end up on other platforms if someone buys the rights from Sony. So he actually stated that it is possible for Ratchet to end up on another platform, yet you STILL felt the need make a comment about how people are messed up in head and are blowing it out of proportion when in fact no one is...

Everyone knows that anything can happen, nobody is denying that. You need to relax.

-- Edit @ below --

***"and yet we're still having this discussion..."***

lol How? Who's arguing AGAINST the claim that "anything thing can happen" "never say never" "nothing is impossible"?

No one is...

malokevi1414d ago

and yet we're still having this discussion...

SilentNegotiator1414d ago


I'm saying this as an earnest person to person; you need to stop and evaluate this situation.

Aceman18 said that it could happen if someone bought the rights from Sony. You responded by suggesting that he "blew it way out of proportion" and calling him "messed up in the head"

I suggested that the likelihood was so slim that it wasn't worth Insomniac even saying. You responded by going into a tirade about not caring about exclusivity.

I clarified my comment and you hammered in your irreverent point that no one was arguing against and then stuck your head in the sand to further conversation.

You are being too sensitive.


This may be true, but why is everyone so obsessed, with the xbones exclusives? Are people not happy with what Sony is offering?

solidjun51414d ago

"You ppl are way to sensitive..."

You later then said: "Nothing is impossible, thats it, no argument, stop talking to me."

Irony. Who's sensitive? You're getting riled up for something that doesn't affect your life.

Kryptix1414d ago


Damn, malokevi got pwned left and right.

Aceman put in the possibility of it going to the Xbox if Insomniac bought the rights back and here you got malokevi going apeshit for no reason.

This guy... sensitive I bet he watches soap operas and gets heart broken with mommy.