Sony Trademark Former Xbox Exclusive Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) have registered a trademark for former Xbox one exclusive Sunset Overdrive. 

As discovered by video game news-focused Twitter account Nibellion, TMView notes SIE filed the trademark on the 26th of April. The game was developed by Insomniac Games for Xbox One, and launched in 2014. In 2019, SIE acquired Insomniac Games as part of SIE Worldwide Studios.

While this does not confirm a port of the game, it does seem odd that bringing the game under SIE’s ownership would not have occurred at the time of purchasing Insomniac Games. We will keep you informed as we learn more.

Sunset Overdrive is a open world third person shooter. In the year 2027, a new energy drink promoted in Sunset City has turned its drinkers into mutants. Now you explore and take back a wacky and wild city being carved up by monsters and factions alike; using parkour, rail grinding, and weird weapons.

You can find the abridged rundown (via Steam) below.

In Sunset Overdrive, the year is 2027 and Sunset City is under siege. A contaminated energy drink has transformed most of the population into toxic mutants. For many it’s the end of the world, but for you it’s a dream come true. Your old boss? Dead. Your boring job? Gone. Transform the open-world into your tactical playground by grinding, vaulting and wall-running across the city while using a devastating, unconventional arsenal. With hyper-agility, unique weapons, and customizable special abilities, Sunset Overdrive rewrites the rules of traditional shooters and delivers an explosive, irreverent, stylish, and totally unique adventure.

Embrace the chaos of Sunset City through a hyper-colorful, post-apocalyptic single-player campaign and two bonus expansions, Mystery of Mooil Rig and Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines. Outgun crazed mutants, homicidal robots, and villainous thugs on your journeys with the included Weapons Pack.

– An Open World with No Rules – Leap off buildings, run along walls, and grind power lines and rails to destroy your foes from every angle.
– Over-the-top Weapons – Collect and upgrade an arsenal of unconventional weapons that use items like dynamite, fireworks, harpoons, and acid to destroy your enemies.

Sunset Overdrive is available on Windows PC (via Steam), and Xbox One.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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