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Submitted by Lavalamp 637d ago | news

Why Sucker Punch added touch controls to Infamous: Second Son

Sucker Punch has utilized the PlayStation 4 hardware to do things it simply wasn't able to do on current-gen hardware, director Nate Fox told Polygon during Gamescom; things like realistic city-building and touch-based controls. (inFamous: Second Son, PS4)

DirtyPimp  +   637d ago
so you could touch the son.
DarkBlood  +   637d ago
but its your job to ensure connor doesnt get touched by the 1-000 and the T-X at the same time, yep i just made your mission impossible :P problem?
ShugaCane  +   637d ago
What did you just say ?
dredgewalker  +   637d ago
@shuga
lol, its a Terminator reference. Connor as in John Connor.
humbleopinion  +   637d ago
Ignore him. He just escaped from the Pescadero State Hospital and is clearly delusional.
DarkBlood  +   637d ago
lol clearly i should of put "/s" in there or something but if your going to point guns at somebody look at what dirtypimp said instead :P
humbleopinion  +   636d ago
@DarkBlood
LOL, I guess people let the Terminator reference just fly over their head. And yours wasn't even as subtle as mine... I wonder how many people agreeing/disagreeing with my comment knew that Pescadero State Hospital is the fictional institute where Sarah Connor was administrated.
DarkBlood  +   636d ago
i forgot the name of the hospital but i knew exactly what you were saying lol
G20WLY  +   637d ago
Dude, incest is wrong.

Oh wait, I misunderstood... :/
ZBlacktt  +   637d ago
Once again, the PS4 and DS4 Next gen at it's finest. It's like a whole new level of gaming!
FamilyGuy  +   637d ago
Lol, I like the idea of both thumbs on the touch pad for strangling stealth kills, that's pretty creative!
Spoons  +   637d ago
On N4G:

Touchpad=Sweet!
Kinect=lol gimmick teh cloudzzz
dredgewalker  +   637d ago
It's the proper implementation of a feature that makes it sweet and not a gimmick. What's the point in having a touchpad for the PS4 if isn't gonna be used?
RytGear  +   637d ago
Because touchpads are already on everything anyway? Tracker pads and such whereas where else do we use kinect..
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DragonKnight  +   637d ago
Kinect just sucks. Gimmick or not, it's terrible and everyone knows it but many don't want to admit it.
levian  +   637d ago
Except there's a difference. There is no added cost of the touchscreen to gamers. There is an added cost to the Kinect.

If the touchpad isn't even used, I don't really care, I didn't have to pay for it. If it's used, and used well, then great! I'd say the same for Kinect if they ever did something interesting with it.
DigitalRaptor  +   637d ago
NDS and Vita have touch screens; so do most modern smart phones. Touch interface is proven, that it can compliment gaming in a subtle and inexpensive way, and ways that make sense and work.

The worth of camera motion sensing has been unproven for years and remains in a state of uncertainty and is fairly expensive.
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Campy da Camper  +   637d ago
1) I don't have to wave my arms at the touchpad for it to work.
2) touchpad does not monitor my body temp and heart rate.
3) touchpad does not increase the cost of the console.
4) touchpad is optional.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   637d ago
Freaking great. Touchpad seems interesting. I'm glad developers are utilizing it.

Oh, and people! That power is called photokinesis (neon). I like that word, "photokinesis", haha. Can't wait for this game.
DirtyPimp  +   637d ago
blr is utilising the touch pad. there doing great things.
CaptainSheep  +   637d ago
Speaking of touch, bring inFAMOUS to Vita, please. :(
vigilante_man  +   637d ago
It is - but only via remote play!
Lord_Frieza  +   637d ago
sucker punch currently working on infamous second son but after its release who knows?? ;)
Pintheshadows  +   637d ago
I think the touchpad is a great addition to the DS4. Simple applications will be wonderful. It doesn't need to be overly complex.
RyuCloudStrife  +   637d ago
yeah it's just an add-on to the DualShock experience.
JewyMcJew  +   637d ago
Xbone has TitanFall, we have Infamous. I think we got the better end of that deal!
RyuCloudStrife  +   637d ago
we always do bruh
NaughtyGods  +   637d ago
And Titanfall is owned by EA, so it has a good chance to come for PS4, no one ever said no:). Meanwhile Infamous is exclusive till Sony dies.
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andibandit  +   637d ago
lol
buffig  +   637d ago
Titanfall will 100% be a timed exclusive. I fully expect to see it on PS4 within 12-18 months
Khajiit86  +   637d ago
I dont need it. BF4 and in 12 months im sure I will have other games on my list instead of titanfall.
dredgewalker  +   637d ago
I have doubts if Titanfall will go to the PS4. If it ends up as the new flagship game for the Xbox One I'm pretty sure MS would do anything to secure the rights to the game. Look at what happened to Monster Hunter, as soon as Nintendo saw how much units they can sell with this game they most likely made a very good deal with Capcom since Monster Hunter never appeared again on a Sony platform except for the psp.
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CBaoth  +   637d ago
Granted it's a port, but there was a MH on PS3 in Japan. While good on paper, the Ninty-Capcom deal really hasn't positively affected Capcom's IPs. No MH (3 of them now on various Ninty devices) has even come close to the numbers of MH on PSP. RE:Revelations sold so far under expectations they had to re-release it on PC and consoles.

I can see TitanFall 1 staying exclusive to XB1 like Dead Rising 1 but I don't see this being another Gears. EA is a mega publisher looking for the next big thing. You don't get that huge by restricting the IP's accessibilty to one console base. See Halo versus CoD.
dredgewalker  +   637d ago
You make a very good point, but even it's not really a loss since I can play it on my pc.
Campy da Camper  +   637d ago
I think titanfall will not be a new console killer. It seems fun to a point but lacks depth. Sure mech fighting is fun but who is going to sink hundreds of hours into it? This is a game that you play while you are waiting for your mates to all log on to play battlefield and soon to be The Division and/or Destiny.
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Y_5150  +   637d ago
SP always utilize every button and controller features on the inFAMOUS games. Heck they even made you used six-axis and had Move optional on inFAMOUS 2. inFamous series is great.
Campy da Camper  +   637d ago
And most importantly it has great gameplay. The gameplay of the Infamous series just doesn't get old. Great character movement, great enemies and level design and the icing on the cake is the story, voice acting and atmosphere. Second Son is hands down my most anticipated next gen release with the division a close second. The Order, though, is fastly climbing up the ranks.
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Y_5150  +   636d ago
Although I'm inching The Last of Us or Uncharted 2 to be it but I can say inFAMOUS 2 is the best game I have played on the PS3.
philfogg  +   637d ago
Nate Fox, still the best name in game development.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   637d ago
Oh wow......that is NICE.
NateCole  +   637d ago
Man i am so stoked for next year as well. Infamous SS and the order and ND's new game. It is going to be an absolute blast.
itspeaks  +   637d ago
Be the verb.
TemplarDante  +   637d ago
Wow. Thats pretty cool.
Because they're forced to use Sony's new gimmicky controller that's catered towards casuals.
Kayant  +   637d ago
How are they?? Similarly to how we haven't seen kinect functionality in Forza or Ryse. Just because the game is exclusive doesn't mean it has to use all the features of the console.
G20WLY  +   637d ago
Good point. Hell, Ryse was a X360 Kinect game shifted to XBone and moved to conventional controls. They must be able to find some way to integrate Kinect function surely?!

Meanwhile, Infamous:SS has been built from the ground up for PS4 and they have chosen to be creative with the control inputs Sony have provided them with. It's commendable and all in the name of immersion and a more natural feel.

Really looking forward to trying this out! :)
They're forced to use it because it's new. I'm sure all developer will start avoiding those types of gimmicks later on but for launch they're forced to use it just like when they had to use the sixaxis motion controls in the earlier PS3 games. Sony has them do it so they can bring in early adopting casual gamers.
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dredgewalker  +   637d ago
I think you have no idea what being forced means. No one is actually complaining that there's a touchpad feature in the new PS4 controller. Sony isn't charging extra for the new touchpad feature. There's a difference between a game being enhanced with a feature than being gimped by one.
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DragonKnight  +   637d ago
@My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante: Yeah, we all know that Kinect is for the core audience to enjoy ADVANCED GAMING!!!!!!
DigitalRaptor  +   637d ago
He is trolling, nothing can be obtained by replying to a troll.

I've made that mistake far too many times before.
Welcome2Die  +   636d ago
@my name is dOnte

First of all, you shouldn't be talking about gimmicks if with a name and avatar like that.
Second of all if you want to be taken somewhat seriously, change your name and avatar.
Third of all you have absolutely no right to be calling ANYONE a casual with an avatar and name like that.
G20WLY  +   636d ago
^Any evidence to support such a statement? Nah, you're just trolling some more, huh...
KingMe42  +   634d ago
You mean like you?
darx  +   637d ago
Now touch controls are awsome./s
dredgewalker  +   637d ago
Dragon's Crown on Vita uses it and it's well implemented. Combined with the physical buttons it makes item management more efficient on the game. Also makes it easier to find hidden items on the screen and makes rune casting a lot faster especially during a battle. It's not a gimmick if it's implemented properly.
jb227  +   637d ago
I've got a theory after the recent trailer showed delsin taking fetch's neon powers...if you watch it, it looks like the action is almost hurting her, which makes me think that when delsin takes a power, he literally takes it...it would give the dup a legit reason to single him out, so they can use him to deactivate other conduits, and it also seems like he and his brother are on some kind of mission judging by the trailers released so far...anybody have any thoughts on this, or maybe any evidence that would outright disprove e possibility?

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