- Lead Designer Jaime Griesemer
at Sucker Punch Productions posted up a PS4 video today spotlighting InFamous: Second Son dubbed Smoke and Mirrors for the PlayStation 4 console.
To quote: "Well, if the good ending is canon, then it's not Cole in the new game.
And if it's not Cole, it's probably not electrical powers, right? And if it's some other power source, what is it? And is that still Infamous?"
These were the questions that came up as soon as we started planning for our next game. Quite daunting, considering back then it was only my second week at Sucker Punch Productions. (That reminds me...
Hi! I'm Jaime Griesemer, the Lead Designer on Second Son.) However, the team was full of ideas. Some were what you might expect: Earth powers! Water powers! Some were less traditional: Control over birds! Car powers! The power of friendship! We accumulated a list of dozens and dozens of possibilities.
In the end, we decided that the reason electricity worked so well was because it was somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. Not a familiar trope, but not too abstract. An elemental power, but a modern, urban one. As we narrowed down the list, one power source that kept coming up was "Smoke".