Sunset Overdrive may have a sequel coming in the near future! For fans who loved the action packed, fast pace and care-free attitude of the original Sunset Overdrive, this is definitely something you want to keep in the back of your minds. Sunset Overdrive first launched with the Xbox One during the initial launch days and it was a major surprise success story. While that’s not a bad thing by any means, the whimsical nature seemed to deter the game from the viewpoint of critics. However, this turned out not to be the case at all as Sunset Overdrive was a killer game and got great reviews.
So what has become of a Sunset Overdrive 2? Well currently, Insomniac Games is two years out from the launch of the original Sunset Overdrive and that’s usually right around the time in which you’d see the marketing material pop up for sequels of games like this nature. So where’s the buzz for a Sunset Overdrive 2? Well… It hasn’t been started yet. However, don’t let that deter you from the idea that it quite possibly could come to our desks and gaming setups in a near future setting.
Game Informer asked Insomnia president Ted Price about the absence of a sequel to which he answered back: “You’d have to ask Microsoft”. While rather vague and rather upsetting for fans who love the idea of playing the game religiously like they did when the console initially launched, what he followed up with may excite them even further.
"We are passionate about that franchise, and we own it, so you may see more Sunset in the future from us," Price said. "No promises, and no timeline to speak of, but it is something that represents our willingness to create unexpected experiences."
Insomniac clearly have a great love for the project in their studio hearts and it’s something that represented the brand quite well. It was a success story that came from a title that maybe not so many people gave a chance, so there’s perhaps even more of a love story tied to this one. As with all developers, their pride and joy may not be Sunset Overdrive, but it is something that they will forever remember as that game.
Currently, Insomniac is in the works with the PS4 exclusive Spider-Man title and the VR project titled The Unspoken, but after that, there’s no real public announcements for what the studio could accomplish and that’s always something to look forward to. With the long term investments upwards of a year to two years with these projects, perhaps a Sunset Overdrive 2 is next up on the to-do list.
Time will only tell with that one but it is insane to think about how busy the Insomniac calendar is. Having Spider-Man and The Unspoken coming up in the near future and having just shipped Ratchet & Clank, Song of the Deep, Edge of Nowhere, Feral Rites, and The Unspoken in 2016, they’ve got a lot on their plates. Perhaps Sunset Overdrive 2 is in the mix, but for now, it’s good to know that we at least have some love from the guys on the inside who’d love to see it happen as well.
If you were a fan of the go-get-em game of the Xbox One release era, keep your eyes peeled for any information that may be coming your way regarding a Sunset Overdrive 2. Nothing is confirmed but the hopefulness and willingness to let on may indicate something on the horizon. We shall see, and hopefully we can grind off into the sunset once more!