Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price has confirmed that the studio wants to make a sequel to Sunset Overdrive, but needs a new publisher to make it happen.
The company’s Twitter page recently responded positively to a fan request for Sunset Overdrive 2, but commented on the need for a publisher before the game can be made.
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) October 24, 2017
Price expanded on this comment while speaking on the company’s Twitch stream, saying that Insomniac is well aware that many fans still long for a sequel. “Sunset 2 would be a very large-scope game,” Price explained. No doubt fans will be happy to hear that the company has ambitious aims, but the scale of the project means that self-publishing is out of the question, as Price went on to say, “we need a partner for that.”
Although Insomniac Games retains ownership of the IP, it did not self-publish the original Sunset Overdrive, which was handled by Microsoft as a console exclusive. Price has not refrained in the past from hinting Microsoft has turned down the opportunity to publish a sequel, and seems open to a move to a different publisher. Theoretically, this situation allows Insomniac to find a new publisher and push Sunset Overdrive 2 on multiple platforms. The reaction to the company tweet certainly indicates fans are keen on this prospect.