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Insomniac Games would love to make Sunset Overdrive 2 some day

Sunset Overdrive is an over-the-top action game which features smooth parkour and insane weapons. The city is overrun by mutants who have transformed after drinking a tainted energy drink. It's up to you to save the day and possibly the world.

The game garnered great reviews upon release, and many Xbox One gamers have been asking for a sequel ever since. In an interview between IGN and Insomniac Games head Ted Price, the developer said that the team would love to make Sunset Overdrive 2 some day.

I think one of the great things about starting a franchise and having the opportunity to make sequels is that you've, in many cases, made the hardest decisions already. When you establish an IP, you now know what the tone is, you know what the character is, you know what the core mechanics are that work. You know what players liked and didn't like so, doing a sequel for any game, be it Sunset Overdrive or something else, is an opportunity to deliver something to fans that's significantly better than the original, and that's something that I think we would love to do someday. For us, it's a timing challenge. It's a bandwidth challenge.

Hopefully Microsoft will come together with Insomniac Games and work out a deal. The studio owns the Sunset Overdrive franchise so it could partner with another company too, but it's unclear how Microsoft would be involved. Would you like to see Sunset Overdrive 2? Let us know.

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17 Comments
  • Definitely was only thinking about this the other day strangely enough
  • I really hope MS learned its lesson this generation. Doubling down on Halo, Gears, and Forza and throwing it's first and second party was a terrible strategy. Remedy next game is probably a perfected Quantum Break, Insomniac just released the game of the year with technology funded by MS. Bungie cut loose and created a huge new IP giving Sony years long exclusivity on DLC and weapons.
  • I dunno.. they learn, forget, learn, forget.. Time will tell...
  • Terry Myerson is gone now, so lesson learned.
  • Yes, count me in for a sunset overdrive sequel.
  • I really hope MS does not pass on this. They need developers creating games for the Xbox and with the recent acquisition of studios, perhaps they can also start thinking of making deals with developers to create games for Xbox
  • I don't care who publishes this, just make it happen.
  • Spiderman PS4 is what happens when a game like SO actually has marketing weight behind it so maybe Sony will end up inadvertently convincing Microsoft to give the series another shot. We can hope.
  • Do Microsoft own the IP or Insomniac? Because if the latter then Sony could snap it up.
  • Insomniac does
  • It Didn't need marketing, it's marvel.
  • Yeah, this is pretty accurate actually.
  • I mean, why wouldn't Microsoft want this? It's a no brainer.
  • Oh hell yea, this and Ryse are the two most memorable games since the xbox one was released.
    Since then everything seems to just be iterations and clones of multiplayer, hardly play my xbox one x at all any more :(
  • I wanted to play it, but it's only on Xbox...I'm not buying a console just for 1 game.
  • Yes, we need a proper sequel.
  • Loved this game. Would love to see a v2.