Never break the chain

Sucker Punch may be hurriedly applying the finishing touches to PlayStation 4 escapade inFAMOUS: Second Son as we type, but the studio did have other ideas in mind. Responding to fan queries on Twitter, the company has pointed out that it considered creating a fresh franchise for Sony’s next generation system, but eventually found the allure of an all-new superhero too tough to turn down.

“Sure, that was on the table,” a company spokesperson wrote after being asked by a follower if it ever thought about making an original intellectual property. “But, in the end, the opportunity to make a brand new hero, story, [and] powers was exciting.” Considering how fun the game looks, we can't disagree with that point.

What’s interesting about some of the platform holder’s PS4 sequels is that they’re all semi-reboots. The likes of Killzone: Shadow Fall and Delsin Rowe’s abovementioned origin story are both set in the same timelines as their predecessors, but they’re so far detached from the original narratives that you don’t need to have played any of the previous entries to get into them. Do you think that this is a smart strategy for newcomers adopting Sony’s latest console? Drain our energy in the comments section below.

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