Submitted by Abriael 556d ago | rumor

inFAMOUS: Second Son Online Multiplayer Possibly Confirmed by New Official Website

he presence of an online multiplayer mode in inFAMOUS: Second Son has been rumored for a while due to a “Online Players: TBC (To be confirmed)” mention in a brochure distributed around the latest E3, and today another very explicit clue was dropped with the opening of the official Japanese website of the game. (inFamous: Second Son, PS4)

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ZodTheRipper  +   556d ago
I won't believe that Sucker Punch actually managed to put online multiplayer into this game without seeing it. But well, we still don't know about 90% of the game 2 months before release ...so I guess anything is possible.

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Lukas_Japonicus  +   556d ago
Sections of Seattle cut out for battles between 2 teams of 6 or 8, with both sides having different powers? Or maybe even custom load-outs for each individual player?

......That could actually be pretty cool. Normally i would say "NO, STAY AWAY, KEEP SINGLEPLAYER AS SINGLEPLAYER!".....but this could be awesome.
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ZodTheRipper  +   556d ago
It's funny because about 2 weeks ago I imagined just that. Online versus mode against other conduits could be awesome x10. Leveling up, unlocking new powers, customizing your hero/villain could eat my life. I really hope this is true but I somehow really can't believe it. Maybe in the next InFamous.
Sarobi  +   556d ago
I'd happily take that.
Chillstep  +   556d ago
This could work since Infamous has always been like a third person shooter but instead of guns and bullets it was super powers. It has powers that work like snipers, grenades, rocket launchers, full and semi auto weapons.
BitbyDeath  +   556d ago
Nah, I want to see 32 players, fully customisable characters even down to the power and the ability to steal others powers when they die. It will be chaos, forcing others to work together to take out whoever gained the most powers or be crushed.
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guitarded77  +   556d ago
It could be cool... still buying it for the campaign alone. If there is online, I'll check it out. The UGC from inFAMOUS 2 was okay, but it was hit and miss (emphasis on miss) on the user created challenges.
KillrateOmega  +   556d ago
I'm so down for the multiplayer you just described! :)

This could totally work. The Last of Us has shown us that a game that you would expect to be only singleplayer can have a great multiplayer mode whilst still having an award-winning story.
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UnHoly_One  +   556d ago
I'd be perfectly happy if all it was is co-op.

I love co-op in open world games.
DOMination-  +   556d ago
As long as there are no trophies for mp then thats cool. They ruin most mp experiences for me and infamous could be quite good if done right
FamilyGuy  +   556d ago
No grenades or very limited/hard to get and it could work. If you could limit the way you access the more powerful attacks an all out, open world multiplayer brawl could be tons of fun.

They could even do competitive challenges like racing around the city, hitting targets, teaming up against bosses.

This would be big but the idea that they've kept a full on multipler mode under wraps all this time is unlikely. It's not impossible though, they have done a great job hiding the other powers Delsin will have.

Day 1, regardless of multiplayer.
UnHoly_One  +   556d ago
What if it is a Vs. mode where a bunch of people play as regular soldiers against one or two guys with super powers?

Rimeskeem  +   556d ago
i mean as long as its separate thought would be real nice to get used to new powers or something
ColeMacGrath  +   556d ago
Nah Multiplayer would be terrible, SP all the way! Besides, I don't want the devs to waste their time on MP but to focus on SP only, since that is the real inFamous experience. Lol I'm one of those people who think that Multiplayer ruins games with the exception of some games like TLOU.
showtimefolks  +   556d ago
now if they do this i think Infamous 2nd son ill be even bigger than expected. imagine a 8/8 deathmatch where we can all have our own special powers and jump =or fly anywhere

sounds awesome but achieving the balance will be quite difficult. here is hoping if it does have MP that its really polished and fun to play
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ITPython  +   556d ago
They better not be wasting their time on multiplayer. Tired of the fact that every game dev these days feels obligated to do some online version of their game. Which most of the time means stretching the dev team thin (people and/or money wise) resulting in a less focused, detailed, and/or shorter SP.

Then at some point the focus will be mainly MP and SP will fade away as nothing more than a tacked on afterthought. U3 is the perfect example of a SP experience turning to crap because they focused too much attention on the MP. The story was good, but the gameplay suffered severely.

Infamous was one of the few game series left that was 100% dedicated to a SP campaign. And while I2 strayed a little bit, it was still a SP experience even with the user created side-quests.

I personally like SP games, LONG and well thought out SP campaigns, and I hate the fact that they are becoming more and more extinct as online MP gaming becomes more popular.
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Philoctetes  +   555d ago
As always, I'm going to be very skeptical of adding multiplayer to a single-player franchise (especially an open-world franchise) until proven wrong. Every once in a while the MP turns out pretty good -- Uncharted, TLOU -- but for every one of those games there are half a dozen Tomb Raiders, Dead Spaces, Bioshocks, Mass Effects, and GTAs.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   556d ago
Damn even huger than before way a go
grassyknoll  +   556d ago
I would love the level editor again, it was incredible.
ZodTheRipper  +   556d ago
It was great but it didn't have the impact I hoped for. I would rather prefer a competitive online mode if done right, this game has HUGE potential in that department.
grassyknoll  +   556d ago
I would like competitive too, but think 1v1 or 2v2 max, anymore would be very chaotic.
HeavenlySnipes  +   556d ago
Actually, the UGC was a great starting point but it had limitations that restricted the full creativity of the user base

If we were to get something even close to Little Big Planet level of customization, the UGC could be amazing

People have already created spectacular missions in InFamous 2 (several missions have turned into episodic releases with each episode taking 15-20 minutes each, along with a complete story and comic book cutscenes)

I don't think regular hero vs villain or what have you MP would work because unless SPhave been secretely working on it, it'd probably feel tacked on and unnecessary
roland82  +   556d ago
I would rather have a really good long single player with user created side missions like infamous 2.
DanielGearSolid  +   556d ago
You can't have both?
ITPython  +   556d ago
Unless Sucker Punch hires a separate team for MP and get a whole different budget for it, no, we can't have both.

If they add in MP it means all the devs time, resources and effort will have to be split.

Longer and better SP with no MP whatsoever > tacked on MP and gimped SP experience.

I would even go as far to say no user created stuff like in I2... just 100% offline single player focused, nothing else.
Kivespussi  +   556d ago
The Last of Us had the best campaign for quite some time AND also a multiplayer mode that is really different from what we're used to but still simply awesome.

If it's well implemented it will go like this:
When announced people are sceptical but at release it blows everyone's minds but still there's some people that complain how it affected the single player even though it had a minimal or even no impact. This happened in TLOU.
If it's done averagely:
People will start complaining about how it took the focus off the single player and how it's tacked on and plain bad.
If it's actually bad:
Same as last one
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vickers500  +   556d ago
I loved inFamous 2, in fact it's probably my favorite open world action game, but UGC sucked and was a pretty worthless addition to the game.
XtraTrstrL  +   556d ago
I'd assume it's the mission creation thingy. It would be cool if there was online co-op though. Versus mode I guess could be fun, but a game like this, I'd be more hyped for co-op. Any multiplayer mode is welcome though.
MegaRay  +   553d ago
You got that bro... lol
SKYVVLKR  +   556d ago
Could be awesome if implemented correctly. However, this is still THE game to get regardless if it has multiplayer or not.
Chillstep  +   556d ago
Yeah this game is a day one purchase with or without MP. Having MP would be a pretty cool surprise though. There would be people gliding, thunder dropping, launching cars at each other, and after a certain amount of kills we get an ionic power. :D
showtimefolks  +   556d ago
no doubt day one for sure
bobsmith  +   556d ago
wasnt gona get it cus main character looks stupid but if theres customizable characters online ill get it maybe
or i wish this game was like crackdown where ur guys just in full body armor
MestreRothN4G  +   556d ago
Talk about looking stupid...
Lukas_Japonicus  +   556d ago
That's really your reason for missing out on an entire game?

Some people are funny.
Dacapn  +   556d ago
You should probably just go play Crackdown...
MestreRothN4G  +   556d ago
It would be awesome, of course!

But be reasonable, guys... Ain't it much more likely that the people behind the site just didn't know how to fill the field?

They'd would have advertised and hyped the heck out of a MP mode. Just imagine the trailers they could have done. Yeah, they would have imagined it too IF they had put multiplayer into the game.

It's just not reasonable.
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ZodTheRipper  +   556d ago
There's still more than enough time to hype the sh*t out of this. Real marketing didn't even start yet because they are probably still tweaking and tuning the game and it's visuals, you can do wonders in the weeks before release on a new platform when all the systems are up and running. Once that has been finished we'll probably get loads of new gameplay material ...but I'm nonetheless doubting an online mode. Not in such an early stage of the PS4 & also because it would be a premiere for the franchise.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   556d ago
MP for this bad boy would be sick.
mafiahajeri  +   556d ago
I'm a sucker(pun Intended) for Mp games so consider this bought if it has Mp
nope111  +   556d ago
Please no PVP, co-op would be okay if done right, like Mass Effect 3.
Seriously though, no PVP.
Fishy Fingers  +   556d ago
I wouldn't say no PVP, a lot of dudes like that, but me, I'd rather have co-op free roam or whatever.
CrossingEden  +   556d ago
Maybe the multiplayer is based on the non canon/evil ending of infamous 2 and we get to customize our own conduits! O.O Please let it be that.
Heisenburger  +   556d ago
Honestly if this had happened pre-The Last of Us' multiplayer I wouldn't be intrigued *in the slightest. TLoU is a game that, on paper, couldn't possibly be done well in a competitive multiplayer context. We also hardly saw it before launch, and it was incredibly well accomplished.

On paper, inFamous multiplayer sounds very feasible. So I would imagine Sucker Punch could make something both unique, and fun to play multiplayer wise.
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jayswolo  +   556d ago
works fine on paper. Almost everything works fine on paper. Is the execution that is tricky.
Heisenburger  +   556d ago
Rhezin  +   556d ago
god I hope there's not multiplayer! Look what happened in God of War: Ascension. They spent half their time working on a dumb multiplayer component, that they f'ed up the single player campaign, which should be paramount in GoW games. So sick of people asking for crap that ISN'T NEEDED..
MidnytRain  +   556d ago
Making a beat-em-up into a multiplayer game was iffy to begin with.
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tjg59  +   556d ago
Couldn't have said it better
ZodTheRipper  +   556d ago
Well Ascensions multiplayer was TONS of fun if you got into it ...I don't see the problem. It was very well executed and I hope the next GoW also has MP (but of course with a better singleplayer this time) ...I agree that it's SP first with these games but I would appreciate a good online mode if done right.
Chaoticmoon  +   556d ago
Honestly I know compared to the other God of War games the singleplayer "sucked". But I actually really enjoyed and had fun with the game both singleplayer and multiplayer wise.
Chillstep  +   556d ago
Don't blame the MP for how the single player turned out, blame Todd Papy for not being as good of a director as the previous GOW directors.
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dollison27  +   555d ago
Ascensions multiplayer was fun as hell...are you stupid or something?...Yeah you are stupid.
WeAreLegion  +   556d ago
I hope there is both PVP and co-op. I would rather play co-op, but I know many people love PVP.
AceBlazer13  +   556d ago
if they could implement the multiplayer i alawys imagined for this game that would be amazing
Azman007  +   556d ago
I think it would be awesome to walk into a specific area and you suddenly become your own customised hero with a power of your choice and depending on your choice of karma team up with others like you and take on other players and AI alike. I think that would change the way everyone saw the game. still.... 90% sure that will never happen... :(
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InfamousDood  +   556d ago
It could be the online UGC creation missions like back in Infamous 2 where you would create share and explore different missions made by others, I Loved that!!!!!
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Wow. Multiplayer in Infamous? Count me in. :D
Bdub2000  +   556d ago
I think "possibly confirmed" is an oxymoron. The two worlds conflict with each other...
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Abriael  +   556d ago
Not really. It implies the possibility of a confirmation, which is correct.
Bdub2000  +   556d ago
The possibility of a confirmation is only another way of saying, it is not yet confirmed. Which is correct
lazyboyblue  +   556d ago
As long as I don't HAVE to play it for the Platinum trophy I don't mind.
ZodTheRipper  +   556d ago
You would rather have a platinum trophy than a great online mode?
MartinB105  +   556d ago
I won't play online regardless of how great it is, so yes, I'd take the Platinum trophy.
Mr Marvel  +   555d ago
I'd definitely take the Platinum thanks.
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Darkfist  +   556d ago
better be co-op, dont like the idea of pvp in infamous
NikX  +   556d ago
If this is true then hopefully Co-op Multiplayer will also be included. Like how BioWare did with Mass Effect 3 but with inFamous it'll be an open world experience. And also hoping it won't be forced multiplayer idea like Batman: Arkham Origins.
Hazmat13  +   556d ago
that would be cool. if there is you could be like DUP trying to capture a conduit a lil bit of hide n seek. your like freeze tag maybe some virus gameplay hell even co op of different conduits. and now i just hyped myself...
Xyconaut  +   556d ago
online leaderboards or user created content, DEFINITELY not multiplayer
AstroCyborg  +   556d ago
hope this is false nobody wants online multiplayer in infaous second son
jocomat9  +   556d ago
you haven't read any of the comments i guess
chobit_A5HL3Y  +   556d ago
i hope there's a co-op mode of some kind o(T^T)o
Kivespussi  +   556d ago
I hope the game would have multiplayer. I know it's not really what infamous games have been about but if it's done well and they can somehow implement the karma-meter. Imagine this: GTA-Online-ish open world but you can't see anyone on the map. You just roam around saving people or causing chaos. Then you happen to run against other hero or villain, maybe a group of them. An epic battle starts and when you defeat other(s) you get some kind of awesome reward (not EXP or anything like it, that's gotten cliché).
Or you could do that with friends! This game has HUGE potential for a multiplayer mode but it's just not used.
Disclaimer: I too would like to have awesome SP with no MP than mediocre SP and mediocre MP but if they both could be awesome... Why the hell not? Just because a game has always been SP only doesn't mean it can expand
corvusmd  +   556d ago
Please stop making mp games out of sp games
MartinB105  +   556d ago
I hope it doesn't have multiplayer, otherwise its another game that I'll never get a Platinum trophy in just because I'm not interested in playing online.
jocomat9  +   555d ago
They should make online trophies but not tie them to the plat. That way everyone is happy.
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