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?
...yeah I am going to go out on a limb and say you don't actually own a PS4.
Okay so you prefer xbox over the ps4. Cool story? Nah your story sucks
If your PS4's collecting dust then I suggest you start cleaning your house.
why do ppl have to lie its not a crime to have one console
"Sony fanboys really want this game! LOL. " 3 people from IGN = Sony fanboys really want this game? Lol. I would bet that there are franchises on both consoles that both camp are jealous of/would want to come over to their console. Best way to solve that? Buy both. On topic: It's possible, due to Insomniac owning the IP, it would be complete their decision....but personally, i don't see it happening. I think MS will lock it down if it sells well, which i think it will. Also, why do so many people make the mistake of not researching their expensive purchases before buying, only to then brag about how it's "collecting dust" due to you not using it. That just makes you look like an impulse buyer with more money than sense. That is of course if you actually do own a PS4...if you do, then LOL.
Every time any article suggests and Xbox game could come to PS4 the general Xbone fantard always says that exact same thing "OH you guys are sooo jelly you really want this game OH em geee" why on earth do these kinds of ppl have bubbles at all let alone 3 it makes no [email protected] sense.
You just screwed yourself. No one with a sense of self-worth believes you have a PS4. I know I knock on the Xbone (well Microsoft more than anything), but I'm glad I don't stoop to the level of pretending I own an Xbone to try and downplay a console I don't have. I know why I don't have one, and it's not the poor console's fault. I'm also finding it hard to believe your "I play games that aren't on my console, but are on the console I don't have, on my PC" story very hard to believe, when your comment is so... how should I put it... trollish? And FYI, I like the look of this game.
What? I don't have a PS4 because I think its game lineup is crap? You Sony fanboys are really funny... I buy EVERY console... Have for the past two decades. I loved the PS1 and PS2... The PS3 is a load of crap although I really love TLOU and the Uncharted IPs. I also have a Vita and really love it... But, the PS4 has nothing worth talking about other than infamous SS and Resogun. I own a PS4 and that's how I feel about it... I can't help it the truth hurts... PS: If the X1 lineup sucked I would say the same thing... Lococycle stinks, same with Crimson Dragon... But , DR3, Forza 5, Killer Instinct, Titanfall, PvZ Garden Warfare, Peggle 2, Max the Curse of Brotherhood, Powerstar Golf, Zoo Tycoon, and Halo Spartan Assault are all good quality games for their genres. Sure they aren't necessarily 1080p and 60 fps... But theyare all still decent games... And I know I am in theminority but I enjoyed Ryse as well... That's the thing with X1. It is almost all new content... New IPs or new iterations of IPs... On the PS4 all I see is a bunch of recycled indie games. Killzone was never my kind of shooter, Knack was like a dumbed down God of War engine, and DriveClub of course got delayed.
Why not sell your ps4 and buy another Xbox? You can never have too many Xboxes. I'm sure Microsoft would really appreciate it.
I have 3 X1's. Plenty for my house for now... I don't need to sell my PS4. And I will play the good games that ship on it... I'm sure eventually there will be some decent stuff. Just like the PS3.
Why don't you give your PS4 to someone who will actually use it and not act like a mindless fanboy? Wait...you don't actually have one, otherwise you would know it has games. Get real.
Seem's like when ever MS get's a good exclusive game like this or titalfall I see to many articles like this.I guess with MS deep pockets it's far from the last one.Sony builds exclusives MS buys them both way's are just different approaches to the same end.Yet I never see Xbox owners bitching about why they can't play The Last Of Us,or that the next Infamous or Uncharted should be on Xboxone.
Its cause you would be admitting defeat. You think i want to play halo or gears of war? Im one of the 360 owners who traded his console in cause i want the best for my money and those afformented games are lightyears ahead of the xbox exvlusives in my brash unhumble opinion
Oh sorry I failed to mention I alway's buy all the Major console's so I can buy any great game that comes out for them.I'm all about the games whether it be on Wii U,XboxOne,or PS4.You should try it this way you don't have to play favorites and just play games.I been doing it since the Sega,Nintendo wars.It's the way to go.imo AKissFromDaddy,I see your point well and said.But I Still feel if MS puts up the money to make a game exclusive to their brand I don't see a problem with it.For these company's this is war and as we all know there are no rules in war.It mite seem like dirty tactic's but Sony demanding to own all IP they fund sound's dirty to.I like the debate though and sounds like we can agree to disagree.I still have one bubble left if you want to discuss this further.
"Yet I never see Xbox owners bitching about why they can't play The Last Of Us,or that the next Infamous or Uncharted should be on Xboxone." I understand your notion, but your examples are paid-for-console exclusives from third party developers, where the IP isn't owned by Microsoft, and may appear on PC(TitanFall, PvZ:GW). Sony usually owns the IPs they personally fund. Microsoft just buys the promise that "this version" won't be available on Playstation. Examples of that are TitanFall, Plants vs. Zombies: GW, Dead Rising 3, and Sunset Overdrive. Even when Gears of War was owned by Epic, there were discussions about it going multiplatform. Not anymore though. I doubt people ever contemplates why Halo, Fable, Forza, and Ryse aren't on Playstation platforms. Most discussions are about sequels owned by developers or third party publishers appearing on both platforms. Make sense?
Sony owns those IP's. Microsoft does not own Sunset Overdrive nor do they own Titian Fall.
Doubt it. Sony wants to own the IPs. That's why Insomniac took it to Microsoft. The only way this could go to PS4 as well is if Sony doesn't try to own it. Other then that it's wishful thinking. I don't even think there will be a sequel to this game
If that were true there would be no 3rd party games on PS.
Who the F cares?! It doesn't even look good to me. Of course, that's just my opinion. I'd way rather have a true next gen Ratchet and Clank game. None of that silly gimmicky crap the last few R&C games had.
with the recent track record of Insomniac i am very wary of how Sunset Overdrive will perform. i am taking the wait and see approach but if it turns out great a ps4 version would be very much welcomed.
This early before e3 and microsoft is already making sony fanatics foam with envy at the game announcements. Your disagreements or lack there of only further prove my point.
Just how exactly is microsoft doing that??
Yes an article from ign means ps4 owners are foaming at the mouth for this game, what ever drugs you are on stop taking them k. There are sooo many MS fanboy trolls on this site its getting stupid now. TLDR IGN does not = PS4 owners wanting sh!tty xbone games.
Lol, really? Sony brings out some of the best IPs and yet fans are frothing at the mouth for this game. Again, get real. If anything, you guys should be glad Insomniac actually brought a game to the XBox brand.
It's plausible unless MS buys the rights to the game.
Personally I don't think there will even be another Sunset Overdrive game, because xbox gamers typically don't buy these kinda games, and when a game doesn't sell well, developers tend to forget about them.
Extreme fanboy logic at its best.
@lemoncake: Its a well known fact that the only games that sell extremely well on xbox platforms are shooters.
@rex Like fable, syrim, forza, fallout, gta. Is uncharted not a shooter?
And yet the most generic shooter out there (COD) is the top selling game on PS4 followed by KZ:SF...dont tell me PS4 owners dont play generic shooters by the boatload too..lol. And when Destiny (another FPS, incase you aint noticed)comes out, that will be the top selling game...point is EVERYBODY and their mom likes FPS...dont act like this is something that only applies to Xbox.
Just buy an xbox guys. Why are we so quick to question a current xbox exclusive On if it'll show up on the playstation with the next sequel?
Because I don't want an Xbox One. Sometimes its best for me to wait for a sequel than buying another system for just one game.
Insomniac are working with the weaker hardware, lower install base, they need to do something, but will Sony welcome a company they helped get big who treated them like that with open arms?
Insomniac are working with Microsoft because they said yes to what they wanted to do, whilst Sony said no. Whether a sequel will be multiplatform is completely upto Insomniac Because they went with Microsoft.
I know this is maybe something and pardon my ignorance but has Insomniac Games had a falling out with Sony, since most new games they made are exclusive to Microsoft? Will they still develop for any Sony Platforms?
I don't really care if it makes it to PS4 or not. The engine looks pretty and colorful, and it has that Jet Set Radio type of vibe to it how you're constantly on the go. Though, it's not something that looks like a must have, it just looks nice visually and like it could be a decent game. I'll be honest and say I was very upset when I heard that at the beginning of the next gen cycle, Insomniac was making an X1 exclusive. After hearing the story about how Microsoft was the only one to back them 'n whatever, it wasn't so bad. When you look at Insomniac though, they have been falling off horribly over the years. Just looking at a timeline of their metacritic scores shows how bad it's gotten. That's prolly why Sony didn't mind letting them go somewhere else with a game they didn't find appealing. I mean, last time they even got over an 80/100 was 2011 with Resistance 3, which I hated the multiplayer beta of, it just felt off. Fuse got a 65/100, and the best they've done recently is the last Rachet & Clank game on PS3(76/100). And that's really high compared to their recent stuff, so yeah, they've fallen off. Last time they got over 90/100 was 2004. They have never been an A team, B at best. The Spyro days are long gone, good to see they're trying new things, but I can see why Sony passed on this title though, just smart business.