It can’t possibly look this good, can it? Titles like Killzone: Shadow Fall and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag have already offered a teaser of what the PlayStation 4 is capable of, but inFAMOUS: Second Son looks set to blow everything out of the beautifully rendered water. Fresh from declaring that the impending sequel is only possible on Sony’s next generation format, Sucker Punch has deployed a brand new behind-the-scenes trailer showing off the rain-slicked streets of Seattle – and to say that they look mind-boggling would be an understatement.
The studio has invested a painstaking amount of effort into nailing the atmosphere of its home city. Renowned for its inclement weather, you’ll often find yourself sprinting across puddled pavements, where the water will organically accumulate between cobble stones and roll down bricked buildings. The reflections are particularly impressive, with entire scenes being mirrored across busy roads. It’s honestly amazing.
“We’ve worked hard on making the environments in Second Son look beautiful and feel as realistic as possible, while also supporting a compelling narrative,” explained art director Horia Dociu on the PlayStation Blog. “We’re all very excited to have players jump in and make their own adventures in our Seattle.” As mentioned in the video, we suspect that the DualShock 4’s share button is going to get a lot of use during this game. We can’t wait.