Sunset Overdrive 2 is something that Insomniac would love to do, according to CEO Ted Price. Talking to IGN during the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, he said:
I think one of the great things about starting a franchise and having the opportunity to make sequels is that you’ve, in many cases, made the hardest decisions already.
When you establish an IP, you now know what the tone is, you know what the character is, you know what the core mechanics are that work. You know what players liked and didn’t like, so doing a sequel for any game, be it Sunset Overdrive or something else, is an opportunity to deliver something to fans that’s significantly better than the original, and that’s something that I think we at Insomniac would love to do someday.
For us, it’s a timing challenge. It’s a bandwidth challenge. but, I do, to your point, feel like there are a lot of people out there who love Sunset, and we’ve certainly been asked, frequently, by fans.
As mentioned by Price, Insomniac needs to pick projects carefully as they are not an exceedingly large studio by today’s standards with less than 300 employees.
They’ve just shipped Marvel’s Spider-Man on PlayStation 4 and it’s turning out to be quite the successful game, thus a sequel is basically guaranteed. They’ve also got an open world VR game for the Oculus Rift, Stormland, due sometime next year.
Still, would you like to see them make Sunset Overdrive 2? Let us know in the comments.