It looks like Sony has registered a trademark for the previously Xbox-exclusive shooter Sunset Overdrive.
Spotted by Nibel on Twitter, the trademark was registered at the US Patent and Trademark Office in late April. It doesn’t confirm anything, but it is interesting given that Sunset Overdrive was initially exclusive to Xbox One upon its release in 2014. The game then came to PC in 2018 before Sony acquired Insomniac as a first-party PlayStation studio in 2019.
It appears that Sony has registered a trademark for Sunset Overdrivehttps://t.co/sUlKPPxfwT
(Insomniac owns the IP but the original game has been on XBO/Windows only so far) pic.twitter.com/CoPI4cAAwQ
— Nibel (@Nibellion) May 4, 2021
This means Sony can lay claim to the game and are clearly interested in maintaining its patent, but whether they intend to actually do anything with the property is anyone’s guess. Interestingly enough, Sunset Overdrive Director Drew Murray recently rejoined Insomniac Games after a stint at Microsoft’s ‘AAAA’ Perfect Dark studio The Initiative.
You can check out our review of Sunset Overdrive here. We scored it a 9, calling it “fun, frantic and fantastic.” It also made our list of the best open-worlds in video games.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.