Insomniac on Sunset Overdrive: No Plans for XB1X Support, We’d Love A Sequel If We Found A Publisher

Sunset Overdrive was one of the high-profile Xbox One exclusives when it launched in October 2014. The game, an open world third person shooter set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic (albeit light-hearted) world, had a fairly positive reception with reviews averaging a score of 81/100 according to Metacritic.

However, sales never really took off despite all the discounts. According to VGChartz, the game barely passed 1.16 million units.

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On Microsoft’s Store, it can now be purchased for $29.99 though it’s actually free if you are a subscriber of the recently launched Xbox Game Pass program.

Still, the game garnered a certain following who’d very much enjoy a sequel. Answering a question on Twitter, Insomniac Games confirmed yesterday that they’d love to create Sunset Overdrive 2, but they’d need to find a publisher first.

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This clearly means that Microsoft isn’t interested in a sequel, at least for the time being. On the other hand, the IP belongs to Insomniac so if any other publisher was interested, they could go forward with it – even on different platforms.

In case you still haven’t played Sunset Overdrive and were planning to do it once Microsoft’s Xbox One X lands on November 7th, it looks like there won’t be any dedicated enhancements provided by Insomniac Games, at least for the time being.

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