Last week, Insomniac Games mentioned that they would love to create a Sunset Overdrive PC version however the ultimate decision about that rests on Microsoft, the publishers of the game.
Many fans have been eagerly waiting for a PC version of the Xbox One exclusive, especially given Microsoft’s renewed efforts on releasing Xbox exclusives to PC as part of their Play Anywhere program.
However, it seems like Sunset Overdrive PC version might not be in the cards for now. In a recent statement in response to the one made by Insomniac, Microsoft has said that while they loved working with the developers on Sunset Overdrive, it might be too soon to talk about a PC release.
A Microsoft spokesperson said:
Insomniac Games is a great partner and we love working with them, we are all proud of Sunset Overdrive and are always looking at ways to bring games to our fans. We have no further news at this time.
Considering that Sunset Overdrive launched back in October 2014 for Xbox One and was one of its earliest AAA titles, the fact that Microsoft still hasn’t made their mind about a PC release suggests they might not be interested in it at all.
Even though Insomniac Games owns the rights to Sunset Overdrive unlike their other games such as Ratchet & Clank, the final decision for a PC port still ends up being the publishers. Owning the rights just ensures that the developers can set up shop elsewhere and even create sequels.
While the Play Anywhere program brings all future Xbox One exclusives to PC, it doesn’t necessarily mean that previously released games would make the cut. Similar to Sunset Overdrive, there have been other games including Halo 5 and Forza Horizon 2 where a PC release seems unlikely at this point.
Perhaps, after seeing the success of their games on the platform, Microsoft might reconsider their stance and greenlight a Sunset Overdrive PC version among other games previously exclusive only to Xbox One.