inFAMOUS: First Light PS4

Sucker Punch’s sizeable superhero spin-off inFAMOUS: First Light may be mere days away from its debut on the PlayStation 4, but the Seattle-based studio has been struck by a fresh round of layoffs behind the scenes. There’s no word on how many have departed the firm, but Sony has confirmed that there’s been a “reduction” in the first-party outfit’s workforce over the past few days.

“Sucker Punch is appreciative of the tremendous work [that] team members contributed to the inFAMOUS and Sly Cooper series, and wishes them the best in their next endeavours," a spokesperson said as part of a statement issued to IGN. There’s some speculation that the layoffs included some veterans, which is doubly disappointing.

Nevertheless, these kinds of redundancies are not exactly uncommon in the industry these days, as teams bulk up during production periods, only to downscale again once projects are completed. Seeing as Sucker Punch is predominantly a one game team, we suspect that it will go dark now while it works on its next big thing – presumably a sequel to inFAMOUS: Second Son.

Either way, our thoughts go out to all of those affected. At least they won’t have to wait long to see their legacy written in neon lights, as pink-haired protagonist Fetch will make her feisty return next week on the PS4.

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