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Are we about to get a Sunset Overdrive sequel?

Some tweeting by a few accounts has left fans wondering whether Sunset Overdrive 2 is finally happening.


It doesn’t take much to get the rumor mills churning. But, what really kicks speculation into overdrive is when long-dormant Twitter accounts begin tweeting. It just so happens that the Fizzie account is back in action while the official Insomniac Games account has tweeted out an image of Fizzie. All of this has culminated in fans asking, “Sunset Overdrive 2, when?”

Updated June 8, 2020 at 1:16 a.m. PT: The original article incorrectly stated Insomniac Games did not own the Sunset Overdrive IP. This has been corrected.

Is Sunset Overdrive 2 in development?

What originally started as an odd tweet by the official Fizzie account has resulted in a whole lot of excitement among the Sunset Overdrive community. The tweet, as seen below, suggests a shocked Fizzie that has just heard something odd.

A mere 10 minutes later, the official Insomniac Games Twitter account tweeted out an image featuring Fizzie blasting through a rift, zapping a rail with its laser eyes, all while the main character leaps over the explosion while shooting. It’s all rather cinematic and has led to plenty of speculation. Some are even wondering whether Sunset Overdrive is coming to PlayStation.

The chances of a Sunset Overdrive sequel are actually pretty good. Insomniac retained the rights to Sunset Overdrive, even though the game was an Xbox exclusive. This means that, after the acquisition by Sony, Insomniac is well within its rights to develop a sequel to the beloved title for the PlayStation 5. Marcus Smith, the Creative Director at Insomniac, has stated in an interview with GQ Magazine: “We own the IP and there’s nothing really stopping us other than we have a lot of really exciting things in our future.”

While Insomniac Games’ reference to Sunset Overdrive might just be an Easter egg, there’s always the chance Sony will greenlight a sequel. In fact, Twitter user Nibel has pointed out that Sony has registered a trademark for Sunset Overdrive. There might yet be hope for a Sunset Overdrive 2.

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