Sunset Overdrive Trademark Registered by Sony
Sony has registered a trademark for Sunset Overdrive. The game was published exclusively for the Xbox and PC and developed by Insomniac Games.
Sunset Overdrive was a brand new IP developed by Insomniac Games that was published by Microsoft as an Xbox One exclusive during its launch year. The game was later ported to PC but it never made its way to other platforms.
According to a new trademark filing, Sony has now registered one for Sunset Overdrive. This could be just a regular filing for Sony since they own Insomniac Games, but it could also hint that a port of the game could head to the PlayStation 4 or 5.
Sunset Overdrive was first released for the Xbox One and then later ported to the PC in 2018. The Steam port was published by Xbox Game Studios and ported by Blind Squirrel Games.
The trademark was filled by Insomniac Games. Sony acquired Insomniac Games after the success of Marvel’s Spider-Man. They are currently working on Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart for the PS5 and have helped with the launch of the PlayStation 5 with the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Insomniac Games has mostly worked with PlayStation on franchises like Ratchet and Clank, but they have also developed and published games with other partners including Microsoft. Sunset Overdrive was one of these games but that was before Sony acquired the studio in 2020 for $229 million.