Sony has registered a trademark for Sunset Overdrive. The game was published exclusively for the Xbox and PC and developed by Insomniac Games.
Would love to see Sunset Overdrive on PS5. I’d also like to see Resistance brought back!
needs improvement though ...the fact that failed on Xone is a test in wich didnt pass ...devs must think how can be successful .. i f you ask me i would completely revise its world ...to be a bit more specific in its concept ....having whatever concept art thrown into mixer without vision behind it, proved a wrong
Nah. The PS audience would have been way more interested in Sunset Overdrive than the Xbox userbase, especially because they've played loads of Insomniac games and know of their quality.
Did it fail though? Was well received by reviewers and gamers, I loved it, great game. And it did sell over 1 million boxed copies within the first few years. Still one of the best open world games of last gen and it released in 2014. Would love to see a sequel on the PS5.
it failed because Ted Price personally reached out to MS Two times to green light a sequel and they blew him off. Never even replied. MS killed the sequel and the franchise. It was one of their best new IP they had and they couldn’t even support it with a sequel. Sony would have and now they will. Hope for a proper remaster of the original before a sequel so PS5 owners can enjoy the original game first and better than ever.
It had a small user base. Xbox just hit 50 mil shopped last month. At the time this launched, playstation probably had 50+ million shipped. I have no idea how many xboxs were around then, probably less than half of playstation.
Let's see what this game has to offer..
It gained a cult following in the years since its release. It is a really fun game and a remake / sequel would be well received.
@Darkborn, the PS4 had maybe 15 million max, Sunset Overdrive came out in 2014 and both systems were only out for bout a year. The game was undermarketed and overshadowed also by Microsoft's eroding reputation and Halo MCC's colossal failure of a launch that same holiday.
I got it on PC, it was pretty fun, I don't even know if this game did well or not since it was one of the few good exclusives Microsoft had at the time.
@Lucas: disagree. Played it on Xbox and it was pretty boring for me. It just didn't grab me. And Xbox gamers like tons of games like this. It's a stylish shooter game. Those are popular on consoles and PC.
@LucasRuined.... MS also released the game on Steam, WindowsStore, and Gamepass, and it still not a success story So why it would have fared differently for Ps users? @Moriaty1989 How're Days Gone 2 and The Order1966 sequel coming? MS and Sony are not charities, so why should they greenlight projects that didn't succeed? @Dath72 I agree, I liked the game (still think it's way overrated) and a go on Playstation4/5 with proper marketing could help spike interest in the franchise. @Christopher I do believe that the game is way overrated due to Insomniac's past record, I enjoyed it but can't say why this game should be a better rate than a similar game like Dead rising cross Jet set Radio. Also, I do hope that they at least give you the ability to restart the game from 0 instead of forcing me to always continue the same game
@sonic have you played SO? It was a great game and will be missed on Xbox. I'll have to wait for it to come to PC.
Not really. I own it for Xbox One so I can't comment on the PC version, but Sunset Overdrive was great. I think the issue with it was far more simple than that: it's not exactly a game that historically resonates with the Xbox audience (though some gave it a chance). On the other hand, I don't think Nintendo or Sony gamers would use that to justify the purchase of an Xbox One if they didn't see enough content otherwise. I literally bought an Xbox One because there were 6 games I really wanted: Scalebound, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, Forza Horizon 2, Ori, and Cuphead. From there, I expected some sequels and new IPs to really make it worth it. One of these games was cancelled, one underwhelmed me, and the other 4 were great with great sequels for Forza and Ori. But that's just me. I could justify it with that, but how many people can? I think most people are not going to shell out money for an Xbox just for Sunset Overdrive - I also hear it was poorly optimized on PC. If it's on PlayStation or even Switch, I think it has a much better chance of being successful. I don't think anything needs to change. Game was solid.
Insomniac on a roll... Spiderman MM R&C Rift Apart Now this...
They are and I'm here crossing my fingers and wishing that they would get back to Resistance.
Agreed 1000%. Resistance was one of my personal favorite shooters of all time. Such a unique universe and setting. At least a Trilogy Remaster in 4k/60 for PS5. That would be killer! One can hope.
I only liked the 3rd one, but I really enjoyed that one.
What about a Resistance remake/reboot that uses the Overdrive play format? A GTA/Breath of the Wild open world type game that has you fighting to take back the region.
Resistance would be awesome. 60fps with a texture upgrade if possible would be good enough for me.
It will be called sunset overdrive refreshed edition and will release on ps5/ps5(2021) Insomniac are also working on Sunset overdrive apocalypse exclusively for ps5 (TBA)
neutralgamer19926h ago(Edited 6h ago) It will be called sunset overdrive refreshed edition and will release on ps5/ps5(2021) Insomniac are also working on Sunset overdrive apocalypse exclusively for ps5 (TBA)*** Yeah released just after PGR 5 for the Series X https://n4g.com/news/117994... 230° Project Gotham Racing Trademark Gets Renewed! Announcement Incoming? VINC360|2992D AGO |NEWS|49|*** 2.992 days and counting... Rolling eyes here boss.
Sunset Overdrive is like the only game series Sony owns that never appeared on a PlayStation system
Not true. Sony has several mobile properties that are best left off of PlayStation.
No. There are games on pc and smartphones.
Sunset overdrive will sell great on PS consoles tbh
Sunset Overdrive PS5 Remastered/Remake?
I can see this becoming a surprise PS+ Game announcement
Oh crap. lol. Bout to get real.
Is Sunset overdrive like Borderlands but third person? Do you get a lot of weapons, customizations etc? I liked Borderlands but I hate FPS it makes me sick so i can only play sparingly.
No it's like Ratchet and Clank mixed with Spider-Man. Lots of wallrunning and city traversal mixed with crazy colorful guns.
Oh even better, it is third person though right? And you get cool guns etc? I love RnC. One of my fav franchises.
Nothing like Borderlands.
When I say Borderlands I mean more so that type of art style. It's all good either way, I hope it comes to playstation.
really good game, it surprised me.
Interesting. I guess the Insomniac team want another shot at this, and the PS5 offers a wealth of new opportunity.
And a player base that cares about game genres other than racing and dudebro fps. It always seemed an odd fit on Xbox.
Wow, having a hard tuesday? I hope you feel better soon. But yeah, lets hope we get something else than Forza, Halo and Gears the following years - agree to agree.
^ lolwut? I'm having a great Tuesday! Just keeping it real :^)
A bit of an overgeneralization there, but Sunset Overdrive certainly proved the point that most Xbox fans cared more about the idea of "taking Insomniac from Playstation" than they did about playing Insomniac games. The same thing could be said about a lot of the Japanese series that went from being PlayStation exclusive in the PS2 era to multiplatform in the 360 era. Xbox fans celebrated Sony losing exclusives, but didn't show up to buy the games. By example, even in the US where 360 dominated, FFXIII sales were twice as high on PS3, and were certainly far more skewed when you include the rest of the world where PS3 was more popular: https://www.psu.com/news/fi...
It does have a dude bro aesthetic that’s why I’m not interested really .
Well MS acquired devs who specialize in many different genres, and they even have their most popular racing dev working on an RPG. Being MS is a business, and they focus on making money, I'd have to assume they, themselves, disagree with you.
Needs to be ported to PS5. Let's go Sony!
Shits about to get real on here. SO was hailed as an excellent open world action game but now all of a sudden its become cruddy... I've actually just bought SO uses to have it a long time ago its brilliant but hopefully an fps boost?
MS should have updated it to 4k on the one x but still haven’t. Too late now. Sony won’t drop the ball with the franchise the way MS did. Now it will have new life.
The first one didn't sell that well. You realize companies renew trademarks regularly, it doesn't mean they're making a game.
^ They'll remaster it for PS5 and sell it for a bargain price to test the water for a sequel. I'm sure this will please a lot of people!
@sullycigars I think MS owns the rights to the first game. But Insomniac owns the IP. So if they do make it, it will be a sequel instead.
"all of a sudden its become cruddy..." why do you say that? I recall PS fans derided it and XB fans defended it and they still do. It is a fun game and it may not have sold well but think of the ratio of XB to PS gamers when it launched. PS4 was on fire while XBO was slowly making the rounds. So more people missed out because they simply ignored the platform. since then, however, it has garnered quite the cult following. Probably doing more success in the 2nd hand market than initially released. Not to mention MS gave it away in GwG back then and now it is on GP. So I would not be surprised if it has had much more engagement now than ever before. Keep in mind the XBO has only recently passed 50m units. that means there are more users now than there were when the game released. That means to those who were not owners then (but are now) it is considered a new game to play. A "hidden gem" if you will. I'd also go on a limb here and say that it has convinced many a PS fan (who talked crap then) that it is a good game and worthy of a sequel. Especially after Sony bought IG so dont be surprised if their tune changed due to that (and rubbing it in XB fans faces).
Actually many PlayStation fans picked up and Xbox One just for this game. Thats kind of the point and ultimately it was Microsofts angle. For the Xbox fan boys it was about two things: 1) Taking an developer that was predominately on the PS away and 2) actually having an exclusive title which the Xbox struggled with last generation.
I assume they wouldn't just release the same game from 8 years ago.....?
Why not? Its great =)
Great, another remake of an older game on Playstation...... Have at it.
Why not? It’s not like The PS community had a chance to play it, plus it will be great way to kick start the series... hopefully it does better.
It's on PC. You know, the platform that everyone has because they keep reminding people that they don't need to buy an Xbox to play superior versions of their games. On topic: Great game. I actually played it the other day for a short while. I beat it loooooong ago and have every piece of DLC.
@Software_Lover "You know, the platform that everyone has because they keep reminding people that they don't need to buy an Xbox to play superior versions of their games." It is truly hilarious how triggered some Xbox fans get about PC gamers. Fun fact: not all PS gamers are PC gamers. Maybe you can figure out why that is relevant.
@Tedakin But wait pretty sure you commented that it didnt sell well..soo it didnt sell well on xbox. . . .basically double the install base on playstation of a majority of people who never got to play it...but yea lets just brush it off as a remake because youre an xbox fanboy lol.
Hate to pour cold water on this, but this Trade Mark Registration is probably more to do with protecting the IP rights they already have rather than an indication of intent on the part of Sony. It is far easier to keep a trade mark protected than let it lapse and lose any face a few years down the line when a third party decides to make a game with the same or similar title. It should be noted that Sony haven't applied for a new TM, they have simply renewed the existing registration, and to report that Sony has 'registered a TM' is pretty shabby journalism in my view. Its perfectly clear the Trade Mark was applied for in 2013.
that's exactly what it is, Insomniac was requested to provide a proof of use to the extend it a year ago. Most companies wait until the last moment to re-file and they did so in Jan. This is just USPTO accepting the the proof of use extension
great news! such a cool original game that was wasted by never getting a green light for a sequel by MS. Hopefully they port the original to PS5 in 4k/60. Then they could potentially work on the sequel for PS5 as well.
Release the first game on ps4/ps5(maybe even as a free psn plus title to get the IP a lot of exposure) I truly believe SSOD would do a lot better on PlayStation because PlayStation gamers love those kind of games especially from insomniac. Is it just me or have sony's acquisition of insomniac turning out to be a steal for them. Such great talented studio that can work on multiple games at the same time Than have insomniac work on a sequel behind the scenes only for ps5. Sony also owns Fuse the IP insomniac worked on under EA which was originally supposed to be a really different game by than EA happened. It's not a bad game it's actually fun game and series could have potential
Part1 won't sell well. It was a good & fun game, for the beginning of a new generation. But that's all, they need a much bigger & better second part. I still have it for Xbox here, but never finished it, because it gets very repetitive & boring after a time. But it is still crazy & fun for a time.
I want a sequel.
Did this game do well at all?.
I love sunset overdrive. Can't wait for a sequel or a ps5 version.
I have it on Xbox, bought it the day it came out. It's a fun game. It's no Spider-Man. I'm assuming most of the hype around this isn't about the actual game, but the potential of owning Xbots by getting an exclusive from 8 years ago on Playstation. As far as Insomniac games go I'd put it behind Ratchet, Spidey and Resistance.