inFAMOUS: Second Son Online Multiplayer Possibly Confirmed by New Official Website (UPDATED)

Update: interviewed by the Taiwanese media at Taipei Game Show, Brand Development Director Ken Schramm clarified that there won’t be multiplayer in the game, labeling the wording described in this article as either a mistake on the official site or indicating something different from actual multiplayer gameplay.

The presence of an online multiplayer mode in inFAMOUS: Second Son has been rumored for a while due to a “Online Players: TBC (To be confirmed)” mention in a brochure distributed around the latest E3, and today another very explicit clue was dropped with the opening of the official Japanese website of the game.

As most Japanese sites dedicated to video games the one for inFAMOUS: Second Son includes a summary of it’s specifics at the bottom. You can see it below.


The highlited part, “オンライン:対応,” means “Online: Supported.” Games that don’t have a multiplayer feature like Knack don’t include that mention. The number of players is listed as “1,” but that’s not really relevant as often that part refers only to the single player mode. Killzone: Shadow Fall has the same label, and it definitely supports online multiplayer.

While it’s quite interesting that just two months before the release of the game we still haven’t heard any confirmation (or explicit denial) from Sucker Punch of the presence of an online multiplayer feature in the game, the mention on an official Sony website is quite a big hint.

Alternatively, the label could indicate an editor for levels to be shared online like the one we have seen in inFAMOUS 2, which would be equally sweet.

Of course it could also be a mistake, so we should take this with a grain of salt until an official announcement is made. In the meanwhile you can enjoy the spectacular “Super Powers” trailer in Japanese, launched with the website.

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  • Daniel Dorestant

    Hope its true

    • DarthDiggler

      Online supported is vague. Why doesn’t it just say Multiplayer Supported?

      This is likely some connected stuff that will tell you what your friends are up to. I wouldn’t read too much into it. I don’t see how you could make a decent multiplayer game in Infamous unless you went with asymmetrical teams. Have 1 person play a super hero and others play cops or something. The problem with that setup is everyone wants to play the superhero.

  • This is probably referring to something like the online story builder from infamous 2. that could be the reason why the “1” is listed since its just you making the story to put online.

    • BalramRules

      I thought that too, but when you see something like Killzone Shadowfall with a “1” as well, you become optimistic, as Killzone: Shadowfall was DEFINITELY not a “1.”
      As the writer states, they were probably only referring to single player in that case.

      • DarthDiggler

        They aren’t event he same studio though. So it’s not really an apples to apples comparison. I’d rather assume no multiplayer and be pleasantly surprised than get my hopes up over a very vague mention of Online.

  • Butthurtps4

    Lol who wants to play infamous for it’s supposed multiplayer? No doubt it will suck and nobody play after first week

    • DarthDiggler

      There are far more people that want to play Infamous MP than there are people who want to read your asinine comments on the internet.

      Go back to your little troll hole, no one cares about your stupid opinions.

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  • Multiplayer would definitely be Sweeeeettt!!!

  • Al_Zamora

    I would rather they focus on an awesome single player than just tack on a mediocre MP like so many other games have done. But it could be interesting if done right.

    • Mike Joestar

      Or ruin certain gameplay mechanics in the single player like God of War Ascension’s mediocre parry, it’s good for MP, but it’s close to useless in the campaign.

    • Vanishing Son

      This is one of those few times when I agree with this sentiment: just make single player as awesome as possible. That’s what’s important. If they want , they can include mp in a DLC expansion. That way, they an give single player their full attention.

    • Virdin Barzey

      Yup. My excitement level just waned if this multiplayer aspect is true. The single player will be sacrificed no matter what they or other tell you. Time and resources away from making it epic. Shame really.

  • dapaintrain

    Well if you think about it we did have online support for Infamous 2 and festival of blood in the form of UGC (User generated content).

    Tons of people made levels and in festival of blood completing those levels earns you the platinum trophy

  • Mike Joestar

    I bet the multiplayer will follow the evil ending of INfamous 2.

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  • Vanishing Son

    You know what, they could do online co-op. Yeah, online co-op with Delson and Fetch fighting the Dupes (Department of Unified Protection). Yeah that’d be sweet. That way it could have online, but not ruin the game.

  • datdude

    I’m a single player gamer primarily and usually only experiment with multiplayer occasionally. But I have to believe if the rumor is true and Suckerpunch is doing multiplayer for second son, it will be done right. I was skeptical about the multiplayer components of ME3 and TLOU, but both of those were pretty damn good.

  • Russell Gorall

    That could just be a leaderboard.