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PlayStation Now OWNS Former Xbox One Exclusive Series

Last month, Sony Interactive Entertainment purchased Insomniac Games, the team best known for Ratchet & Clank and Marvel’s Spider-Man, but a team that also produced many other games over the years, including Microsoft’s Sunset Overdrive as an Xbox One exclusive in 2014. That said, Insomniac Games retained the rights to the franchise, and so when Sony acquired the developer, it got its IP, which includes Sunset Overdrive. In other words, Sony now owns a former Xbox One exclusive series. At the time, this detail was a bit unclear, but PlayStation has confirmed this is indeed the case.

Confirmation comes from interview 


Sunset Overdrive owned by Playstation Now

The confirmation comes of a new interview between Japanese outlet Inside Games and PlayStation Boss Shuhei Yoshida. However, unfortunately, no further details were disclosed. In other words, we have no clue if PlayStation will re-release the game on PS4. That said we do know — thanks to a recent interview with PlayStation head honcho Shawn Layden — that the series isn’t really on the mind of Sony, at least at the moment.

Layden talks about the acquisition


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“That was a great experience for Insomniac and they learned a lot through that, as well,” said Layden at the time. “As far as the IP itself, we really haven’t turned over the files on that one to see what that actually means, to be honest. We like what they’ve been doing in the Spider-Man franchise and things like Ratchet & Clank are certainly vital series in the present and future. That’s what we’re concentrating on.”

Future of Sunset Overdrive uncertain

Again, who knows what Sunset Overdrive’s future holds, but it sounds like in the near future there won’t be a sequel. That said, if the game were ported to PS4, I wouldn’t be amazed. And for PS4 users, Insomniac Games may be injecting some fresh material into the game. I mean, it looks like a port that is simple enough. It’s not going to create bajillions, but it’s likely to create a smooth little profit.

Anyway, for more news, media, and information on PlayStation 4 — and all things related to the Sony console — be sure to check out all of our previous and extensive coverage of the system by clicking right here. And, as always, feel free to leave a comment letting us know what you think or hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and let me know over there. Should Sony make Sunset Overdrive 2?

Source: Comicbook, Simplenews

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