inFamous: Second Son’s DLC is Similiar to Festival of Blood in Scope

March 19, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


We already know Sucker Punch is working on some post-launch DLC for inFamous: Second Son, and in a recent interview with Eurogamer, Game Director Nate Fox revealed that “you should think of it in the same kind of scope as our old Festival of Blood.” Fox didn’t go into any further detail than that, but it does give us an idea that this will be a broad piece of content, rather than just a short mission.

Elsewhere in the interview, Fox discussed how being acquired by Sony has changed everyday life at Sucker Punch:

Honestly it’s not any different at all, One thing that makes Sony – I believe – successful in dealing with first-party developers, and why they tend to produce good games, is because they give developers a lot of rope, a lot of freedom, and they trust them. The same trust we had when we were independent we have now that we’re owned by them.

When talking about their dealings with the PS4 before it was announced, Fox added:

One thing that’s totally different, because we’re owned by Sony, while they were developing the PS4 we had access to prototype controllers. We knew about the specs earlier. All that early, early access, and they really took our comments into consideration. That wouldn’t have happened before. And it felt good. We were working on PCs that were targeted at what we thought the PS4 was going to be – then as we got information on what it would be, we’d monkey around with those PCs and curve our game engine towards what the ultimate hardware would be.

This particular interview took place before news broke of Lead Designer Jaime Griesemer leaving Sucker Punch, with Fox explaining that “the controller feel for Second Son has been revamped – it’s more streamlined – and that’s really Jaime’s good work. A lot of the powers we have in the game come from a couple of programmers, and the streamlined interface is definitely Jaime.”

Don’t forget, there’s still time to pre-order inFamous: Second Son before it launches on Friday to get the Cole’s Legacy DLC.

If the inFamous: Second Son DLC adds a few hours of gameplay, do you think you’ll buy it? Let us know in the comments below.