Insomniac Games retains the rights to the IP, but does that mean we'll see the game on other platforms? The Beyond crew speculates.
I never really thought about it but Insomniac must be a little annoyed they are not getting any type of royalties from a character they created and made famous. But I guess they have learnt from it
Agreed. Personally, I'd approach a third party publisher, like Ubisoft or Bethesda, if lost of ownership were presented by first party publishers.
Maybe, maybe not. The Gears IP was Epic's not MS', but that didn't stop the entire trilogy from being exclusive.
@georgeenoob Epic signed a 3 or 4 game deal so it was locked up early. Sunset is just a one game deal until Microsoft secures a contract.
Insomniac owns the IP. Doesnt have entire generation deal like Epic did with Gears, so it is very possible. If they really want, they can make it timed exclusives too by waiting until contract expire and then port to PS4. So many games on X360 did this last gen.
I'm doubtful, at best. When Insomniac signed that deal with Microsoft, it probably included a contract for right of first refusal for publishing future titles, same as how Respawn worked for Titanfall. I'm assuming if the game sells a certain number of copies, then MS automatically gets publishing rights of the next game. That's how it usually works, so I wouldn't get my hopes up for a PS4 sequel unless it doesn't meet expectations, or someone does a BioWare and outright buys Insomniac.
First Titanfall now Sunset Overdrive? Why can't Sony get their own games?
wow really troylazow really wow , how can u say that sony has there own games that's y ms throws so much money a devs cause they only have a hand full of games themselves . see sony puts there money on there games ms puts it on third party games if it wasn't for ms throwing there money at devs they would not have games like sony does just like the 360 ms paid out big time and there doing it again . and this time its not helping that's the funny part. and not to mention all the games they said will never come to ps3 that where so called third party exclusives went to ps3 hell boishock , mass effect. and xbox fanboys step back he asked for this , he just said one of the dumbest thigs u could hear from someone trolling . I speak the truth u cant say ms threw money out , some of them where out the bag on how much ms paid . even for dlc so much money.
Maybe I should say the same thing about XBox fans wanting MGS4...oh...wait. Titanfall is nothing to brag about.
Yes, since it's insomniac IP, not a MS IP this could be possible yes Sunset 2 for xbone and PS4!
I think MS will try to secure this game for the long term though. Not because the game will be a huge hit, but rather because they need goofy games like that on their platform to reach as many people as possible. Almost all of their other IP's have a more serious tone to them.
If they want to make money, they would seriously consider it. Not that it won't sell well on Xbox, but being able to sell it on multiple platforms is a no brainer.
Don't care as it is ways away if a sequel is to be made. ALL I know is that I'll be enjoying this game comes Fall on the Xb1.
And thats all that matters. hope you love it
Yup. I second that.
Don't care. Insomniac hasn't put out a great game in years. Their last big game Fuse wasn't just a letdown it was outright garbage. The 'meh' reaction to Sunset Overdrive makes it clear why Sony dumped them as a 2nd party developer.
It's not my type of game, but I've not heard anything but positive for this game. The 'meh' you mention must just be your intelligence.
I actually have to agree even though I would like to disagree. Their games have charme but the last Insomniac game I thoroughly enjoyed was R&C A Crack in Time. Before that, it's Spyro on PS1 ...and I'm not yet convinced that they can get out of the "mediocrity zone" with Sunset tbh.
The meh reaction? Did I miss a bad preview? Most of the previews have been pretty enthusiastic. Cover up man, this is a family website, your jelly is showing! Also, show us you don't care and just stay out.
They're just saying wait and see. Insomniacs last 2 games were terrible. Fuse was bad and the last Ratchet was a letdown to fans.
Easy question Yes because Insomniac Games owns the IP, not Microsoft
The thing is here, Insomniac went with the choice because they wanted something of a refresh and wanted to own the license to their game. Glad to see they've found a new groove, and the game looks fun and colourful. Still, they own the IP and they know that PlayStation fans would be ALL OVER this game if it was on PS4. They should know it would be more successful if it was on that console. Just like EA knows that it was a mistake not putting Titanfall on the PS4, and that we will see the next one on both consoles. Really, if Insomniac values the audience and fans they've built up over the past 20 years, they would bring this game to PS4, and there's nothing stopping them from bringing even the first game across. I'm calling timed-exclusive, just like I called Titanfall and Garden Warfare.
The ps4 has knack it doesn't need sunset overdrive. Its kinda funny how many ps4 owners want Xbox games how about just buying the console.
Well at least it's theoretically possible to bring SO to other platforms as Microsoft doesn't own the rights for it ...meanwhile there is no way on earth to bring a Sony owned IP to Xbox ;)
That doesn't make ANY sense.
You want to know the reson behind all those "Could this XO game come to PS4?" ?? Well, it's simple NONE of them are from MS first party studios. They buy IPs as they've been doing for years.
If I recall a LOT of 360 owners jumped to PS4 just so they could play The Last of Us. Looks like it's a two way street
Regardless it won't come out for at least 2 years. Either buy it on X1 or stop talking about it.
It should be possible, but who knows. Maybe MS will be great partners by advertising well and giving them the budget and freedom to work with. If they do that there would be zero need to find a new publisher and take a risk on someone new. Games change when they have new publishers and if a dev can pick one with minor influence it might be smart to take advantage of it. IMO I would much prefer a dev not be under the control of Ubi and EA these days and if a game has to be exclusive to avoid that I am all for it, especially since I am a multiplat gamer
Anything is possible, since Insomniac owns the IP :) Both platforms have games that i would like to play :)
Sony fanboys really want this game! LOL. Can't blame them. My PS4 is collecting dust while my X1 gets used pretty much daily. I buy all my indie games on PC, So, really all my PS4 has is infamous and well... Ummmmm.... OK... Let's move on...
Letting your $400 electronic collect dust is a horrible decision. Can someone take this guy's stuff away from him?