In an interview given to Japanese journalists from Inside Games (with statements reported and translated by PushSquare), the president of SIE Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, reiterated that the intellectual property of Sunset Overdrive belongs to Sony according to the acquisition of Insomniac Games.
“Sony Interactive Entertainment holds the rights to all previous work done by Insomniac Games,” confirmed Yoshida before opening a window on the next-gen and on the relationship that will be established between the California software house and the family of subsidiaries of SIE.
Asked whether or not the Japanese videogame giant intends to carry out a PS4 port for the first Sunset Overdrive and then devote himself to the sequel on PS5, Shuhei Yoshida has preferred not to unbutton himself to limit himself to declaring that “we look forward to future titles to be developed by Insomniac Games “ .
The incredible success achieved on the PlayStation 4 with the open-world videogame on Spider-Man, however, makes the future commitment of the Insomniac team on Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 for PS5 much more likely. The acquisition by Sony of the entire IP package of the Burbank software house, however, could make it perfectly plausible to entrust the porting of the original Sunset Overdrive chapter and even to the second episode to an external development team “to Insomniac.