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‘Nothing Stopping’ Insomniac Making Sunset Overdrive 2 for PlayStation

Insomniac inventive director Marcus Smith says there’s “nothing actually stopping” the studio from making a sequel to the Xbox-exclusive Sunset Overdrive for PlayStation – and that he’d like to return to the collection.Speaking to GQ, Smith was requested if it was doable to make a brand new Sunset Overdrive now that the studio was owned by Sony. “I imply, by no means say by no means is my method,” he replied. “Obviously, we’re a part of Sony now, however we personal the IP and so there’s nothing actually stopping us apart from now we have a whole lot of actually thrilling issues in our future.”

That thought is backed up by the truth that Sony itself not too long ago registered a trademark for Sunset Overdrive. While under no circumstances a affirmation that the corporate will make a sequel, it does imply that it might.

Smith – who directed Sunset Overdrive, and is directing Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart – additionally made clear that he’d prefer to strive his hand at a sequel: “I feel there are a whole lot of tales that may be informed in that universe and I’d like to return to it. I had a whole lot of enjoyable making that sport.”

It’s maybe no shock that a few of the Insomniac workforce needs to return to Sunset Overdrive, because it’s (*2*). “What we discovered with creating Sunset Overdrive, and one of many issues I feel labored very well in Spider-Man, is giving the participant a much bigger transfer set to deal with their challenges than is strictly vital,” Rift Apart director Mike Daly stated to IGN.

“Since you have got so many extra permutations of the way to deal with threats or navigate areas than you probably did earlier than, it feels much more private and customizable, such as you had actually solved that drawback, which makes all of the gameplay that rather more satisfying.”

Sunset Overdrive was an anarchic, comedic open-world sport launched in 2014. Despite a constructive reception – together with a 9/10 review from IGN – a sequel by no means materialised, a choice that Insomniac put firmly at Microsoft’s door. Members of the studio have not been shy about wanting to return to the idea within the years since.

Insomniac’s latest success with different video games could possibly be the one factor in the way in which of a Sunset Overdrive 2. Its Spider-Man series has been a huge success, with a sequel very much set up, and Ratchet and Clank continues to charm. But possibly, simply possibly, it might squeeze in a visit again to Sunset City in the future quickly.

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to debate a doable story? Please ship an e mail to newstips@ign.com.

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