Sucker Punch: "It's Unbelievable How Far We've Come"
Sony says the PlayStation 3 - along with the PSP - has a 10-year lifespan, which means it will have to last a good deal longer.
But as most developers say, the sheer potential of the system will allow that longevity to become a definite reality. Take Sucker Punch, for example: in speaking to VideoGamer, studio co-founder Brian Fleming spoke about the technical strides they've made since creating the original inFamous, saying they've been able to get a lot more out of Sony's machine:
"Compare this [Infamous 2] to the last game. It's frickin' unbelievable how far we've come. It's crazy how much we've been able to get out of it [the PS3]. It's crazy how much more we're able to do.
Is future proof the word I would use? I don't know. The future is always coming and coming and coming. But we're four years in and working on this and we are still getting a lot more out of it; almost five years in on working on the PS3, still getting tons more out of it."
The sequel certainly does appear to be visually superior in just about every way, as we saw some early footage at E3. Fleming went on to gush about the Cell processor; calling it "unbelievable" and saying the SPUs "kick ass."
"The SPUs are just total monsters. You just have to move more and more and more and more and more stuff there. We have post-processing graphics passes going on in the SPUs. We have more particle stuff, more collision and physics stuff going on in there. They're unbelievable."
He added that they're "still figuring out big stuff" and clearly, he believes the final product will be head-and-shoulders above the first title. We always like advancements and improvements and it's interesting to hear that devs are finding new ways to take advantage of the PS3's power. At the same time, we have to admit that gameplay was by far the most important aspect of inFamous and we just need that same stellar gameplay to return...and we'll be happy.
Side note: I used a pic of the original game because I really don't like the overhauled Cole. So sue me.
Related Game(s): inFamous 2
6/21/2010 10:16:40 AM Ben Dutka