What the heck is Sucker Punch studios working on??? My favorite Sony Studio has been quiet on what their next game is going to be. With E3 2015 right around the corner, anything could happen. Will they announce anything? Show a little teaser trailer for the next INfamous perhaps? I want to dive deeper into Sucker Punch’s development cycle and see what’s going on with them.Sucker Punch has not worked on too many different franchises but the games that they have developed are insanely good. They are known for the Sly Cooper and INfamous franchises. Two PlayStation series that are entirely different but also have some similarities between them. Between 2002-2005, Sucker Punch developed the Sly Cooper trilogy for the PS2. You play as a Raccoon Thief who steals from other master thieves. It’s a 3D action platformer with anthropomorphic, cel-shaded animals.
A 4th game and an HD collection was eventually developed for the PS3 but not by Sucker Punch! Sanzaru games would be the new developer of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and any future installments of the series. Not being developed by Sucker Punch, Thieves in Time was an amazing game that proved that Sanzaru games was fit for making more Sly games if it came down to it.
This gave time for Sucker Punch to work on their next big project for the PS3, which is the famous INfamous series. A sandbox, action-adventure, platformer that had you make choices that affected the ending of the game. The first INfamous came out in 2009 with the 2nd one releasing two years later in 2011.
After Infamous 2, Sucker Punch would start their hard work by making their flagship title for the shiny new PS4 system. INfamous: Second Son came out in March 2014. more than a year ago. Second Son was almost like a little reboot for the series, with a new protagonist and setting. Sucker Punch developed a standalone DLC game that came out August of last year where you play as Fetch, one of the main characters in 2nd Son.
Now let’s get back to the present! E3 is less than a month away and we have heard nothing from Sucker Punch! INfamous: First Light was released last August, so let’s just say they finished working on it in July. That means that Sucker Punch has had almost a year to start development on their next title. Looking at how Second Son ended (No spoilers, don’t worry), it seems unlikely that there will be a sequel to Delsin’s story. There were two different endings to the game so It would be crazy to just make one ending canon. I think Sucker Punch(SP) is done with INfamous to be honest with you guys. It’s been 6 years for the series and I want to see something new and fresh from SP. Keeping that platforming that I love but with an entirely new character. I like how they borrowed elements from Sly Cooper and out it into the INfamous games. Certain platforming moves are reminiscent from the thieving raccoon called Sly.
Sony knows that Sucker Punch is one of their biggest first-party studios right next to Naughty Dog. Will developing a new I.P (Intellectual Property) , be a risky move for the company? Or will Sony play it safe and just make another INfamous game? Hopefully we find something out during Sony’s E3 press conference which takes place on June 15 – 6pm PT / 9pm ET.
What do you think Sucker Punch is working on? Do you want another INfamous game? Let us know!