For the first time in a very long time, Insomniac will be releasing a game that will not be on Playstation systems. This may come as a surprise to some because Insomniac has been Playstation exclusive for a very long time now. I think it’s a shame they went with Microsoft for Sunset Overdrive. Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!
So for those that don’t know, Insomniac put Sunset Overdrive on the Xbox One because Microsoft agreed to publish it without taking ownership of the IP. See, in the video game business, when a publisher agrees to publish a game, they usually take ownership of that franchise meaning they can make decision for the franchise. That is why Ratchet and Clank can only ever be on Playstation systems even though Sony doesn't own Insomniac. In the case of Sunset Overdrive, however, Microsoft agreed to publish it without taking ownership. Which is why Insomniac went with them.
For starters I will say that I’m curious as to why Insomniac didn’t go their usual route and just let Sony own the IP. I know as a creator myself, that it is just nice to own what you make. But I would think that since things have (at least appeared to have) gone well for Ratchet and Clank, Insomniac would be comfortable doing the same thing for Overdrive. I find it unfortunate that this isn't the case.
On the bright side though, because Microsoft doesn't own the IP, there is a perfectly good chance that we will see the game on Playstation systems one day. Either way, as a fan of Insomniac, I hope the launch goes well for them. They certainly deserve it too.