Sucker Punch Will Produce A Third inFamous Title
Many are wondering if Sucker Punch will give us another inFamous. I'm here to tell you that it's basically inevitable.
There are several obvious pieces of evidence that point towards inFamous 3: firstly, Sony almost never fails to support top-quality franchises, even those that don't always generate blockbuster installments. Secondly, although one could make the argument that Sucker Punch defines its legacy with Sly Cooper, the current truth of the matter is that inFamous put them on the map this generation. They are now esteemed, respected, and what may be infinitely more important in this big-business industry, recognized. Thirdly and lastly, Sony understands the need for AAA exclusives, as they are indeed hardware sellers.
There's almost no doubt that Sucker Punch will continue to expand, and they'll try new things. In fact, it seems they're working on an all-new IP right now. But there's little to no chance they won't return to inFamous at some point. Having the original title hit the way it did is like striking gold for such a studio; it opens doors that weren't open before but despite new possibilities, smart development teams don't forget the trigger. And if Sucker Punch seems like they might forget, I'm fairly certain Sony will remind them.
6/24/2011 9:12:23 PM Ben Dutka