inFAMOUS: Second Son Won’t Have Multiplayer, More Details on the Upcoming PS4 Exclusive Shared

A few days ago we reported about the presence of a label on the official Japanese website hinting to the presence of online multiplayer in inFAMOUS: Second Son. Unfortunately (or luckily, depending on which side of the multiplayer fence you’re on), said wording is either a mistake on the site or indicates something different from actual multiplayer gameplay. Brand Development Director Ken Schramm clarified that while interviewed by the Taiwanese media during a stage event at Taipei Game Show, as reported by UDN.

Schramm  mentioned that Delsin Rowe will meet partners during the story (about whom he can’t yet share details), but inFamous: Second Son remains a single player game and there’s no multiplayer in the game’s design.

A few more interesting details were shared during the Q&A with the media:

The game has an open architecture, so players can do quests outside of the main story without time constraints. Despite that they still have to be careful, because by making choices between good and evil certain situations may be irremediably lost, and it won’t be possible to play them anymore.

While no new superpowers besides smoke and neon (that we already knew about) have been revealed, it was mentioned that superpowers will interact heavily with the environment, and the environment itself can somehow be considered a character of the story.

To ensure balance, Delsin won’t be able use different elements at the same time. There will be a meter, so the player won’t be able to just go all out without any restriction. Every different kind of power will also have the same general setup.

While I wouldn’t have personally minded the presence of multiplayer gameplay in inFAMOUS: Second Son, now those that feared the dilution of Sucker Punch’s resources away from single player will probably be able to rest at ease.

inFAMOUS: Second Son will hit the shelves worldwide on March 21st exclusively for PS4.


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  • ace-meza

    thank god

    • Averix

      Couldn’t agree more. I’ll take an in depth story and character progression over mindless multi-player any day.

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    • Aidan Murphy

      To be honest I think it would’ve between awesome to have a multiplayer for inFamous, shooting escorted with smoke, or neon would’ve between awesome lol

      • Axe99

        Aye, but it would have been very ambitious for an open-world launch game on new hardware, and would have stretched the resources. You never know, the next inFamous might have it :).

        • Aidan Murphy

          Hopefully lol, I can already think of the matches, like power vs power ( smoke vs neon) or amy power vs the other team. A really cool game mode would be 1-3 conduits against 10 players as DPD agents, and you goyya keep the captured conduit safe from the players that are trying to free them.

  • paul jones

    Great news. Hate tacked on multiplayer modes (cough god of war ascension)

    • Bankai

      If by “tacked-on” you mean well crafted and a great addition, then I can’t see why you would hate it.

    • ryan96

      If you hate it, don’t play it. Is it that hard to ignore?

      • Nitro Splicer

        The only problem I have with “tacked-on” multiplayer (or multiplayer in general) are multiplayer trophies. I hate when developers make you play a ton of their multiplayer mode for the platinum.

      • coffeetable

        The problem some people have with tacked on MP is that it can be seen as draining resources that could have gone toward polishing the main game. However, Uncharted 2 would be a pretty big exception to this idea.

        • BalramRules

          I agree, Uncharted: 2 was a MASSIVE exception to this.

        • Stefano Musilli

          same thing for Uncharted 3 and TLOU

      • Mike Joestar

        Yes it’s hard to ignore, because thanks to it, they ruined the parry and added unnecessary wall bounce to enemies in SP, it’s really annoying when you finally got a siren in the air and she instantly falls to the ground to continue her goddamn thunders.

  • Jeff

    Can’t wait to play it. It is just beautiful.

  • Bankai

    This is the only negative so far.

  • DatN-word

    Play create share should be in the game.

  • Nintendosonyfan

    Wtf! Our flagship nextgen game doesn’t have multiplayer?! Our system isn’t powerful enuff like we all thought? Why the hell did I buy a ps4 if our console can’t even play multiplayer on our nextgen games. Sony is a joke with this console. Mine breaks and take weeks to get back to me, then my controller breaks and I have to wait weeks again? I mean I bought another controller but still have to wait for the other to get back to me. No doubt if this was an Xbox one game exclusive and this news came out, you all would be all over them laughing and saying how crappy their game is, but when it’s our console and our game, suddenly it doesn’t matter? What a joke! It’s people/fanboys like u all which is causing devs to be lazy and not add features like multiplayer, mindless fanboys that say sony can do no wrong even with all it’s faults, those are ignore or brushed under the rug. What a joke. At least Microsoft admits when they Ned improvement and doesn’t hide it like sony. And our exclusives,what a joke! Drive club is getting horrible previews, now infamous is getting shipped with no multiplayer, knack sucks, killzone is so lifeless and nobody plays online but it’s pretty u all say, hah a joke, the order looks awesome, but our other exclusives are a joke. Xbox one has amazing exclusives and if u deny it ur just hiding ur jealousy. Look at titanfall or even plants vs zombies, those two beat all of ours, then quantum break, amazing, forza incredible, ryse beautiful, and all their exclusives I didn’t mention, they have us beat BIGTIME. screw sony, I’m selling this pos and getting a real console.

    FYI, I don’t respond to trolls or fanboys. If u want to have a real discussion then I’m all for it, but any and all trolls and fanboys will be ignored. I know this is 90% of ps4 users but I can’t stand trolls so this has to be done to have real discussions.

    • ace-meza

      WOW..just WOW…this guy………..this guy seriously need help.

    • bigshynepo

      You can not write “I don’t respond to trolls or fanboys” and expect to get away with writing run-on paragraphs of pointless, unsupported, drivel. You signed up to Disqus just days ago to troll every positive Sony comment you can find, you add nothing to the conversations you take part in and you barely have any more upvotes than you have comments. The Disqus community doesn’t need more kids on their keyboards like yourself; take your immature baby-whining to a comment board that embraces it because we don’t want your flame-baiting here.

      You can support your console without putting down others and instigating negative conversation, go play in traffic, it would be a more productive use of your time. And for the record, I sure enjoy Dead Rising and am looking forward to Titanfall and PvZ (also coming to PS4 & PC) but I don’t act like a 16 year old mouthpiece to get my opinions across. Grow up.

    • DelphisFinn

      You sound like you need a hug.

      • Jordan

        He need a girl 😛

    • Zohak Diaz

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    • Jordan

      lol go play your Nintendo “multiplayer online” That sums up for you. Or you can sell the POS you calling and get whatever “real console” you think they are. Xbox One? Since you praise few of those games so much. You can go there. I dont think you will be miss on PSN 😛

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    • Somebodyissilent

      Dang you jelly.

      • shinitaru

        It’s getting close to Valentines day, he’s probably feeling lonely….

        • Somebodyissilent

          Well I guess spending time with strangers is better than being alone.

  • To dismiss multilayer simply because its multilayer is THE STUPIDEST argument I’ve heard in years! If its done right then there’s no problem and this is a sony subsidiary they ave TONS of money and employees with a a fairly long leash so it would be draining any resources. If you plan out development correctly then that is factored into the costs and is made a priority along side the singleplayer

    • Nintendosonyfan


    • ace-meza


      • pure ignorance! whos to say a game needs a singleplayer? god of war had a refreshing and interseting take on multiplayer that in som aspects wasvery innovative tomb raider multiplayer wasnt even mad by the same studio an it wasnt inspired. Its like saying a game doesnt need RPG elements some thigs can add to the gameplay experience.

        • “Pure ignorance”? “Who’s to say a game needs a single player?”

          Wow. Just wow. Wasn’t most early games about the single player experience – only some games, at the time, had such a feature. A game with a solid single player would be a greater benefit as not everyone would have:

          1. Friends that have/share interest in a particular game/genre.

          2. A laggy connection/server is detrimental to the multiplayer experience.

    • How do you know it wasn’t considered at the planning stage?

      Just because a company may have “TONS of money,” doesn’t mean it should be spent frivolously on adding features that hardly adds anything to the overall experience.

      As you said, “If its done right…” with “if” being the operative word. inFAMOUS has been a great single player series to date, imo. Multiplayer is not a must-have feature.

      • Averix

        Summed up my thoughts perfectly.

      • what makes multiplayer additions frivolous? If it was added in its because thedevs or the publisher believed it would ad value to the game or product. The reason multiplayer is almost always considered in the beginning is because these are multi million dollar games they have to plan out all major investments. Also that is what pre production is where you plan, test, research, prototype etc.

        • I never said multiplayer is “frivolous,” I made that statement to be a general one.

          Again, that is a big “if,” games are being rating as a whole too. So adding features, like mulitplayer, for example, gets slammed by critics and users alike, the feature will go by unused (except for people looking to platinum or get all their achievements) meaning the cost of running servers becomes a sunken cost.

          But… you’re just repeating what I said – considered. If you know that, then why call their decision to not add it “stupid”?

          Look at Pokémon – a series with a good single player experience but also has a fun, yet competitive multiplayer scene.

          Look at LoZ – a great single player series. Would you, for the sake of it, add a multiplayer feature? Why? Because its the norm?

    • PS hate autocorrect

  • Furious Francis

    Great news, I’m getting the Infamous Second Son bundle in March. I don’t need to pay for PS Plus still Destiny comes out then

  • PrinceHeir

    wow that was close!

  • I don’t understand why all videogames needs to have a multiplayer mode nowadays …
    Good thing this game is only single player, focus on single player mode is what it need to be awesome.