Sony Registers Trademark for Xbox Shooter Sunset Overdrive, Fueling PlayStation Sequel Rumors

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Despite debuting exclusively for Xbox, Insomniac Games’ action-adventure shooter franchise, Sunset Overdrive, might be making a return on PlayStation consoles. This is according to a new filing discovered by popular games leaker Nibellion, which reveals that Sony has registered a trademark for the game. A leak of purported titles suggests that Insomniac is working on both a remaster (Sunset Overdrive Refreshed Edition) and sequel (Sunset Apocalypse), the latter being exclusive to PS5.

Insomniac has previously claimed that it owns the Sunset Overdrive IP, but the original game remains an Xbox One console exclusive (it released on PC in 2018). Although the trademark registry isn’t indicative of any plans to revive the game, it coincides closely with Sunset Overdrive’s director re-joining Insomniac earlier this year, after a period working as the most senior designer at Xbox’s new The Initiative studio.

Sources: Nibellion, Video Games Chronicle

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