New inFamous: Second Son Trailer is All About Making it Rain, “It’s Also Running at True 1080p”

January 27, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


One of the things Seattle is known for is rain, and with inFamous: Second Son set in Seattle and Sucker Punch located just outside of Seattle, the developers wanted to do rain right in their upcoming PS4 exclusive.

To see some of the developers talk about the rain, while also showing off some more gameplay, check out this video:

As well, Art Director Horia Dociu talked a little about the city they’ve created and how Second Son is running at “true” 1080p:

Our goal was to create an urban playground for the player as they experience Delsin’s amazing superhuman powers, so it was paramount that we capture the essence of the city. We wanted to give the player the feeling of walking down an alleyway and seeing the rain accumulate between the cobblestones, and the reflections of the rain-streaked, brick buildings and neon market signs. Or the feeling of looking up at the sun as it breaks through the clouds, sending rays of light through enormous pine trees.

We challenged our team to create all the painstaking details of the atmosphere, architecture, and weather of Seattle, an open world complete with traffic, Seattle denizens wearing real, 3D-scanned clothing, expansive vistas, and destructible environments that are interactive with your powers. It’s also running at true 1080p.

You can expect the full ESRB rating some time before the game launches in North America and Europe on Friday, March 21st, but in an SEN email, they’ve that detailed it’s rated T for Teen (the same all other inFamous titles) for blood, drug reference, language, social themes, and violence.

Are you excited for all that rain in Second Son? Do you hope there’s an option to buy Delsin an umbrella? Let us know in the comments below.