Sony has reportedly registered a trademark for the previously Xbox-exclusive title of Insomniac Games, Overdrive at sunset.
As spotted by Nibel on Twitter, new documents indicate that Sony recently registered the trademark. Developer Insomniac Games currently owns the IP, and the original game was only ever shown on Xbox One consoles and Windows PCs.
According to the document linked in the tweet, the mark was issued on April 24 and indicates that the property is still owned by Insomniac. Sony has yet to confirm the news.
It looks like Sony has registered a trademark for Sunset Overdrivehttps: //t.co/sUlKPPxfwT
(Insomniac owns the IP address but the original game has only been on XBO / Windows so far) pic.twitter.com/CoPI4cAAwQ
– Nibel (@Nibellion) May 4, 2021
Overdrive at sunset is an action-adventure game and was first released on Xbox One in October 2014, then arrived on PC in 2018, before Sony acquired Insomniac Games as a PlayStation-owned studio in 2019.
After its launch, Overdrive at sunset received a BAFTA Games Award nomination for Best Original Property and still receives regular content updates on Steam.
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