inFamous 2
Sony Computer Entertainment Officially Acquires Sucker Punch
Written Tuesday, August 02, 2011 By Richard Walker
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Sony Computer Worldwide has announced that Sucker Punch Productions is the sixteenth development studio to officially join the PlayStation family as a first-party developer, having worked with the team for the last twelve years on titles like the Sly Cooper series and inFamous.

"We’ve enjoyed an incredible relationship with Sony that has allowed us to combine our creative design capabilities with their guidance to make some of the best franchises to hit the PlayStation platforms," said Brian Fleming, Managing Partner of Sucker Punch. "Equally important, the relationship with SCE has provided us the flexibility and trust to take creative risks and invent new properties. And best of all, we get to keep doing what we do — pushing ourselves to make more innovative games and more exciting experiences for PlayStation gamers!"

inFamous 2 was Sucker Punch's last game to release on PlayStation 3 in June and given SCE's aquisitiion of the studio, we'll be seeing a lot more where that came from.

[Via PlayStation Blog]


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Comment #2 by Bill
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 10:59:15 AM
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let's see what they do with it.

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Comment #3 by TheBigDaddyCake
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 11:11:44 AM
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who honestly didnt see this coming though? although im very happy its official now

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Comment #4 by Nightwing
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 11:18:07 AM
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I thought they were a 1st party developer already, haha

Either way, glad it's official

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Comment #5 by Destroyer777
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 11:38:44 AM
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yes another succes 4 ps3, another go fuck urself for the gaybox 360

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Comment #6 by Shirokurou
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 11:53:11 AM
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Let there be peace thoughout the console wars...

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Comment #7 by WeaponXI000
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 11:59:45 AM
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Smart move on Sony's part, the Sucker Punch team is awesome!

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Comment #8 by Totoyeahwhat
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 12:00:56 PM
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Thought they already were :p. well great for them :D

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Comment #9 by Skillet8807
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 12:04:19 PM
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lol and they say the 360 is superior bahahaha

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Comment #10 by Hofoblivion
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 01:22:09 PM
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Can people just drop the console war already? Why can't people just enjoy the games that developers worked hard on? Isn't that the point of playing video games? But on to the topic, I'm really glad that Sucker Punch is now 1st party developer. Good for Sony and S.P. as well.

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Comment #11 by gaviota1195
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 02:02:31 PM
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6@ Amen to that.

Glad that it is official now.(Though I always thought that they were part of Sony)

BTW The voice actor of Cole or someone spoiled by accident that he is working with inFAMOUS 3!!!
Also,Cole is coming as a guest character in Street fighter x Tekken,but I don't like much how he looks,think they should fix it a little if possible.

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Comment #12 by crazykillaGR
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 02:48:50 PM
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thats a smart move from sony for sure but its a greater move from sucker punch coz the games of sucker punch that are only single player can show there true power throughout the blu-ray of ps3

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Comment #13 by mjc0961
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 04:02:36 PM
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This is good news... For Nintendo, Microsoft, and all other game publishers. Now they will never be subjected to the crap Sucker Punch makes.

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Comment #14 by jmac92123
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 04:27:54 PM
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#13. What games are you playing? You must be an xbox player hanging out on the ps3 website

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Comment #15 by crymsonglacius
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 04:31:53 PM
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@10 You can't fight the console war it exists in every marketable idea, if it weren't we'd all be driving Fords, we'd all be eating General Mills cereal for breakfast and we'd all be wiping our asses with Downy. There's always going to be competition and with that fans of one side that hate the other. I personally hate the 360 not because its counter to Sony but because I've gone through 8 360's since its launch and I've gone through 2 PS3's since its launch which was 100% by choice (upgrade/downgrade to slim) when you put out a crap system with crap recycled games you get people like me. Gave up my 360 and went full on PS3 and

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Comment #16 by percnerd92
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 04:33:54 PM
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it was destined to happen and im glad it finally did

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Comment #17 by celery distraction
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 04:45:32 PM
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Comment #18 by Sly-Creed
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 06:21:23 PM
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@13, what crap games are you talking about?
The Sly games were one of the best platform games on PS2. Infamous is an awesome PS3 exclusive too. I dont see how they make crap games.

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Comment #19 by emperorzeus12
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 07:06:06 PM
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@18 Do not forget Jak and Dexter.

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Comment #20 by Rorek
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 07:27:07 PM
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Not really "news". The only thing that has changed in this relationship between SuckerPunch, and Sony is that "now" they are an "official" item. That is literally all.


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Comment #21 by JuggernautClone
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 09:27:22 PM
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@19 Actually Naughty Dog made the Jak & Daxter series, which I think they might make a Jak 4 since they said they still own te rights to it (unlike Crash Bandicoot).

Anywho, I always thought Sucker Punch was a part of Sony since I've only seen their games on PlayStation consoles, but at least they made it official now. Perhaps now they can come up with even better ideas for Sly 4: Thieves in Time (for those of you who platted all 3 Sly's in the HD remake collection, you'll know they are making a Sly 4. Also, SP came out with the name of it, so this is the official name of Sly 4, unless they change it). It would be cool for it to be a 4D game, in other words, being able to control time in it. The did that in a game for the original Xbox called Blink I bleieve. Correct me if I am wrong :P

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Comment #22 by Haseo106
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 11:55:29 PM
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#13: you are either a RETARD or a unbelievable-stupid Xbox360 fanboy!

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Comment #23 by adin75
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 06:22:27 AM
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Now where did I put that 'Don't feed the troll' sign?

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Comment #24 by Totavier
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 08:33:02 AM
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Wait... Sucker Punch was a 3rd party developer?, wow i didn´t know that, i always beleived that was one of 1st party Sony developers (like San Diego Studios, Santa Monica, Naughty Dog or Media Molecule), well i´m glad for them, i played InFamous (good game) but i never played the Sly Racoon series, maybe i´ll buy the Sly collection for see how good is the series (since i read good reviews of this series).

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Sucker Punch


US June 07, 2011
Europe June 10, 2011
Japan July 07, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1
ESRB: Teen
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