InFAMOUS: Second Son: Sucker Punch Talks About Story Length, Lack of Dynamic Shadows and More

With the new reveals about inFAMOUS: Second Son Sucker Punch is receiving and answering a lot of questions from the fans, and today they shed more light on a few interesting aspects of the game.

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RytGear1496d ago

Ok, so the characters will have shadows just not from certain smaller light sources (Headlights and streetlamps) For a early in the gen open world game that looks as good as this I would say that it is fair.

KendrickLamar1496d ago

The game is incredibly gorgeous (best looking next-gen IMO).
Won't bother me even the slightest bit.

hellzsupernova1496d ago

especially considering its open world.

hopefully for their next game theycan get that down, or maybe naughty dogs next game!

Eonjay1496d ago

One thing this game doesn't lack is great lighting.

NukaCola1496d ago

The lighting and particle effects are so vibrant and gorgeous I didn't notice that some shadowing wasn't there. I am ready to go wild in Seattle next month!

Ashunderfire861496d ago


Damn is Infamous Second Son in 60 FPS in that gif? Wow that is really impressive! Youtube doesn't do it justice.

morganfell1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

I get as many vids as possible from Gamersyde because we do not get the deterioration imposed by Youtube nor their idiotic restrictions.

And do not forget we are mere days away from the The Order gameplay reveal.

Destrania1496d ago

Fantastic gif @Eonjay. Infamous looks spectacular.

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Elit3Nick1496d ago

It's extremely taxing to have shadows cast from too many light sources, like you would see in an urban setting like this one, it's still impressive the detail they have right now

HomerJDog1496d ago

that's bs and you know it even GtaV had dynamic lighting so it's obvious they had to cut back to increase resolution

Ron_Danger1496d ago

This isn't a comment section for Ryse or Forza 5 from 2 months ago bud...

PersonMan1496d ago

Not even GTA V has shadows from headlights. There are some street lights that cast shadows, but there are a lot of smaller lights and headlight that do not cast shadows.


Shadows are pretty taxing on hardware but it's not big deal, the game looks great and the lighting is superb! GTA V is really good at multiple dynamic shadows from street lights for a current gen title and the lighting in that game is just unmatched for last gen. If that game had HD Textures it would be scary to how real it would probably look lol

mogwaii1496d ago

And will just know they are gonna bring out a next gen version :)

elninels1496d ago

Im a PS4 guy because I believe sony wins in the exclusives game; second son will be a day one purchase for me. However if Microsoft published an exclusive that lacked some of the more tech aspects ok terms of building atmosphere then n4g would be set aflame with the "xbone lacks teh power for shadowz"

I apologize for replying to you fellas because you just praising a game that admittedly looks awesome.

Its just frustrating to see discrimination and bias based on what console one owns.

Thats just crazy

Stedron1496d ago

So post that trash when that day comes...not here.

elninels1495d ago


Happens everyday with the whole xbox can't do 1080 argument.
I understand that people want to be happy about the games they play, however they're the same people that troll xbox articles. Its hypocritical and it has a negative impact on the perception of gamers.

killzone6191494d ago

no shadow effects from lightsources? im sorry but thats just unrealistic.

Even GTA 4 has these effects...

RytGear1494d ago

The sun and the moon and big lightsources of course will but a tradeoff they had to make was that the smaller less frequent sources like car headlights are not dynamically creating shadows.

killzone6191494d ago

no shadow effects from lightsources? im sorry but thats just unrealistic.

Even GTA 4 has these effects...

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chrissx1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

Very soon the wait shall be over

amnalehu1496d ago

NO Shadows? Deal breaker for me...

Snookies121496d ago

It doesn't say 'no shadows', it says 'lack of dynamic shadows'. Which is honestly a little unfortunate, but this is their first game for the system. When everything else looks so dang good, can't really fault it for a small thing like that.

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Snookies121496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

@HomerJDog - I am in no way a Sony fanboy lol. If anything, I'm a PC guy. I've owned 2 Xbox 360's, and had quite a lot of fun playing my friend's X1.

I'm a gamer, I don't pick sides when it comes to consoles. Do I have a preference on which console company I like more? Sure everyone does, but that's because of personal experience and what types of games I enjoy playing.

I'm not talking about Sony as a whole either. I was talking about Sucker Punch. They've made a really beautiful game here, and I'm just saying that dynamic shadows aren't really that big of a deal breaker when everything else looks so good.

BABY-JEDI1496d ago

Me. I find those shadows too distracting from the dynamic lighting.. See

WeAreLegion1496d ago

Pretty sure he was kidding, guys.

amnalehu1496d ago

I was being facetious. Already got it pre-ordered!

adorie1496d ago

Agreed because I scrolled down. To the next person hovering over the disagree button... won't you scroll down too? :P

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waltyftm1496d ago

Yet it still looks super.

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