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Sucker Punch blames itself for lack of inFamous support at launch

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 23:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sucker Punch’s Brian Fleming believes inFamous was turned out to be “an okay game,” but it could have been better if the firm had supported it more.

Speaking in an interview with Spong, the game’s producer said the reason inFamous didn’t generate blockbuster sales was due to the firm not showcasing it properly.

“I don’t think we did ourselves any favours on the first game,” said Fleming. “Launching a new game takes a lot of time, and a lot of people, especially when you think of a worldwide launch. In that setting, I just don’t think inFamous 1 was a great game a year before it shipped. It really wasn’t.

“And it wasn’t even really a great game six months before it shipped. We didn’t do ourselves any favours because showcasing the game was hard. And it was hard because the game wasn’t ready enough to get people excited about what inFamous could be.

“It did turn out to be an okay game, we did a pretty good job on it, but because that curve was so steep at the end, I think it was a little surprising for a lot of people. We have to take the blame for that, we can’t sit around and say, ‘Oh, it didn’t get support.’ We have to say, ‘Yeah, it’s our fault it didn’t get support.’ ”

With inFamous 2, Fleming said the team has done a better job organizing the development cycle, which has allowed the firm to focus on key improvements which also impressed Sony.

“It allowed [Sony] to believe that we could further extend and even build on the success of the last game, and that it wasn’t just going to be more levels,” added Fleming.

The beta for inFamous 2 was recently extended due to the current PSN outage. The game itself releases on June 10.

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4 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    For me Infamous 1 was FANTASTIC. I LOVE it even with all the flaws game got.

    I LOVE it to pieces. for me there is just one issue. I hate CONTROLLER.
    If sucker Punch could make Infamous franchise on the PC… Ughhhh :333

    I love the atmosphere
    I love the action
    I love choices (even if they did not much overall)
    I love graphics and physics
    I love comic book feel in it
    I love the character (Even if he is without hair and etc.)
    I love REPETITIVE (sometimes shitty missions).
    I Love Infamous story and characters.

    It’s my personal game.

    I just love it and i will play the crap out of the infamous 2 till the Platinum trophie (and i hate trophies) and i will love my Shitstation 3 with it’s shitty controller.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    inFamous 2 is a day one buy, i really can’t wait to play it. I remember how i enjoyed the demo of the first one, but when i played the full thing i was amazed, absolutely loved it and was hooked. Yeah…inFamous 2 is a no brainer.

    I will play the singleplayer first and when i eventually finish it, i will check out the mission creator and such.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Nozz

    Looking forward to inFamous 2, The 1st game really did test my patience at times but was enjoyable overall.

    Still haven’t got the platinum trophy yet but I’ll get around to it one day.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. NinjaMidget

    @1 Even when you talk about something you love Erth, you still manage to complain…

    …are you secretly a women?

    #4 3 years ago

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