Considering that the Sunset Overdrive IP is now owned by Sony, it's possible that the gaming giant makes a sequel, but the question is: should it?
Sure, why not?
The game has no following on PS and honestly it's a mediocre game at best. If anything they should release a port on PS+ and see how the engagement is first.
You should play it dude. It's very fun and refreshing for this gen.
@NiteX I played it when they brought it to PC. It's ok. Not something I'd play again.
They can improve the game. . Think uncharted 1 vs 2. The potential is there
if they make part 2 lots of xbox owners will make the jump and get a ps4.
I wouldn't hate it, but I think they'd do better with Spiderman 2, a new Ratchet, and maybe a new Resistance first. By the time those hit, they'll probably be 10+ years past SO's original release. Maybe then it'll be a good idea, but then I'd prefer ANOTHER Spiderman and Ratchet game after that myself...
spiderman is a given but before they were tapped to work on the first, they were wanting to find a pub for SSOD2. so I would think that is just on the back burner.
I'd kill for a new Resistance.
I would LOVE it, but I can see where fans of games like R&C and Resistance would clamor for another entry but you have to look at the context. There have been 13 R&C games (mainline & spin offs) and maybe not all were made by IG but they are all based on characters created by IG. Resistance has 5 games under it's belt as well (mainline & spin offs). IG wanted to make SSOD because it was a break from the series they have been working on for so long. They had lots of fun making it as well and you can see there are several influences from other games that went into this one. It deserves more respect than people give it. The game is fun AF and I really hope Sony sees that.
Yeah. I bought it launch day on Steam for $30 and it's something fresh. I hope Sony make a sequel but also release the 1st one too for cheap or packed-in. Would be awesome
I could think of other games I'd rather Insomniac make, or maybe a new IP. SSoD is not a bad game, just nothing really special. I think this notion that a game has to get a sequel is flawed. If Insomniac wants to make it, and Sony lets them, then fair enough, go for it. If not, then no biggie.
I feel like Saints Row would be the game to look forward to. it has pretty much the same content plus being able to drive vehicles.
agree. you can pick them both up on steam with spare change and complete them both on spare time. whichever way you play them. by the time you finish Sunset you'll be thinking saints row. you'll find the only thing setting them apart are the visuals. Saints Row though offers more outfits, three times the amount of body slider options, plus vehicles and customization.
Sunset is a classic but it's not much different than Saints Row 4. they honestly feel like they lead into one another. https://youtu.be/RbhShb5200... https://youtu.be/b6NWMWubtA... so i would instead just ask Volition for more Saints games.
That and a port of the first one
It’d be a shame if this now PlayStation IP never actually arrived on a PlayStation platform
It really wouldn't. I've played it on my Xbox One, it's ok but not a patch on Spiderman.
Not being 'as good as Spiderman' hardly seems like a reason not to release the game. If we applied that rationale wholesale, most games would never see a release on PS4. I thought the game was great fun, not as good as Spidey, but still a damn fine game.
@LoveSpuds If Sunset Overdrive was made by anybody else I would agree with you, but it was made by the same people that made Spiderman. Also Sunset Overdrive didnt sell that great (if it had Microsoft would have tried to get a sequel made) Why try and get an average game made by Insomniac when Sony could get the team to work on something much much better?
Starting to get annoyed by Sony fans. Why shouldn't we want a sequel? Spiderman is a given, but making sunset drive better in a sequel... what's wrong with that? Nothing. A decent launch title really.
How does this game’s comparison to Spider-Man neglect its reason for coming to PlayStation?
@Cmv38 SSO is mediocre at best. I rather have IG work on a new Resistance or Ratchet and Clank.
I personally would prefer to see a new Resistance more. I never got the hype for Sunset Overdrive. It is a good game, but I'd take more Resistance and Spider-Man if given the choice instead.
Sunset Overdrive did something original, and looked original (and spectacular) The Resistance games were mostly met with a mediocre reception and was just another shooter in an already oversaturated genre ...
Exactly what was so original in Sunset Overdrive? Even if it "looked" original to you, i would say that it looked and played very similar to many of Insomniacs games, along with games by other developers. The game to me had a Ratchet and Clank feel to it, but the game play from what I've seen borrows from R&C with the bouncing on platforms and collection of items from fallen enemies. The zany weapons from Resistance, the wall running from Prince of Persia, they seem to run in the exact same way with one hand grazing the walls. The cable grinding from Infamous when on top, when on the bottom of the cable it copied from Bioshock Infinite as Booker would use a hook, same as in SO. "The Resistane games were mostly met with a mediocre reception and was just another shooter in an already oversaturated genre..." Yet the Resistance series did get three games and not just one like Sunset. Microsoft did not even feel the game was good enough to warrant a sequel. That was a good decision on their part as some of the XBox fanboys celebrated getting a dev from Sony calling it a win. Then when it came time to actually buy the game, the sales were terrible. As much as people applauded and cheered to get an exclusive Insomniac game on their console of choice, they did not put their money where their mouths were, only paying in lip service. Personally I don't really care if there is a sequel or not to the game, it is not needed. If anything just give the first away on PS Plus and if enough people download it and actually play it to completion and the community genuinely ask for a sequel, then fvck it and make it for them.
Resistance already ended on a great note narratively. It’d just be cruel and further depressing to say everything the characters sacrificed for in R3 meant nothing and the Chimera actually didn’t die out
I think there is ways to make it so a sequel makes sense. If you remember Earth is now in a different galaxy, so that makes it very easy to bring the Cholera back, or a new villain. I personally would have the game set years later, I can't remember if the series ended in the 50s or not, but let's say it did and have the game come out in 2022, but also take place in 2022. Having it take place years later allows mankind to have become very technology advanced, plus makes it so people forget what happened in the past. For example you could have a parent talking to their children about the Chimera, but the kids not believing it really happened, even adults that were alive during the battle for Earth, might start not believing what really happened. I hate to use an example of real life, but people today can't understand the horrors of WW2, they know about it, but they just can't picture it. So making the sequel take place decades later allows for the world to have completely changed and would even be past the part were survivors still think the war could start back up. So very interesting dynamics could take place if the game takes place 70 years later.
Resistance was really nice! Would love to see more from that universe. Sunset overdrive never gave me anything else than another game collecting dust in my shelf.
They should. It would show MS what they had an didn't use.
Except MS never owned the IP so they never had it.
@toby Not even sure what that is suppose to mean or prove. MS never owned the IP regardless of what people thought they knew.
To be fair, xbox fans did buy it and play it but they were outnumbered by the ps4 fans who did nothing but shit all over it because IG "turned its back on Sony and went to MS". Do you see how petty that sounds? I mean seriously, gamers denied themselves a fun game over the company who published it (and their platform). I've never done that personally but it is just amazing how loyal some people are to a piece of plastic. It's still fun to play today. That's the thing about fun games, they never get old.
@darth not everyone got the money to buy all consoles and a gaming PC and you And I have no right to judge anyone on their gaming preference. SSOD look like a fun game and deserves a sequel perhaps Sony will do the sequel and bundle it with the first or have the first as a free PS+ ether way we get to play it if we ask sony enough and they see there’s a market for it
So....the Xbox fans in general are really influenced by Sony fans that they ended up not buying enough of the game? Where were the Xbox fans clamoring about it being really good? You know, like when Xbox fans crap all over Sony games, but then the Sony fans say that the games are good, and they end up selling really well? Remember Days Gone? Game sold a lot, because Sony fans weren't listening to the Xbox fans who were using a few low review scores to try and prove the game sucked. Sony fans stood up and said what they liked about the game, and why they thought it was good. Sorry, it's not the Sony fans fault the game didn't sell well on Xbox. It's not the Sony fans fault that the game didn't do extraordinarily well on PC. MS dropped the ball on marketing. They didn't push the game hard enough. It didn't have any hype because Xbox fans couldn't care less about Insomniac except to use it as a way to rub it into Sony fans face they weren't getting the game. So, yeah, it sounds petty, because you're trying to pass the buck to Sony fans for the game failing to sell. This was a launch window game. Launch window games get more attention and can sell well for that simple fact. Yet, it didn't happen for SSoD, because Xbox fans didn't care enough to make it happen.
That would be hilarious if they do
No I’m good Insomniac should work on spider man 2 and a new ip next instead.
You do know they have multiple teams right? Spiderman will happen regardless because of the success and quality
I think Sony will do it but later
Just get rid of the dumb character.God can't stand him
Honestly, I think it will kind of be messed up since it was on xbox, but now that Sony owns Insomniac, I guess that is off the table. I just hope that the IP doesn't go to waste. I also hope that Fuse (Overstrike) gets some kind of reboot.
Yes. Loved the first!
I would like a sequel, but I'm not sure Sony would be interested. The game was great and fun, but it sold really poorly. Stranger things have happened though. What I would honestly prefer is a reboot of Resistance.
Sure. More games the merrier.
Short answer...no. Long answer...nooooooooo (period, exclamation)
Before Sony bought them:. No, they should not make a second one. After they bought them:. Yes! Make the second one and port the first!
NO - new ratchet, spidey or resistance.
The logical thing to do is release the original on PS4 to gauge how much interest there is in the IP. Personally, I really liked that game originally, so a re-release with all the DLC would be great.
The first one was fun, but to an extend. However, the concept has a great foundation for a second entry to be an amazing game.
I really want to play the first game and I'll maybe wait to see if Sony pumps the first game onto PS4 but I can only wait for so long I might just grab it for XBox.
No, Insomniac should.
How about Focusing on Ratchet and Clank instead.
Absolutely. And it will get the support it deserves. Give us a port of the first one too.
I think so but first a PS4 port would be best. Test the waters first. Really fun and unique game that deserves a second chance
I wouldn’t expect Insomniac to put time and money into a sequel to a game that didn’t light up the sales charts, especially after striking gold with Spider-Man. You can expect Insomniac to focus exclusively on Spider-Man sequels for the next few years. At best we’ll get a PS4 port of the first Sunset Overdrive.
Yes absolutely would also be fun as a vr game
I played it and it was boring. If they do not radically change it it is best to get Insomniac to focus on a new IP as well as a sequel to Spiderman
First one was kinda whack. Literally the only Insomniac game I didn't enjoy (Steam).
I wouldn't be interested and I don't think the first one was particularly successful so I'd say no, don't bother.
Sony really needs to release the first one before it does a sequel. Just to gauge what interest it will have from the community. I imagine it will sell a decent amount since it's a game style that's right up PS fans' alleys.
Didn’t really care for this title so I’d say use the resources on something better.