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inFAMOUS: Second Son: Lack of Dynamic Day/Night Cycle and Presence/Absence of Shadows Explained

by on March 8, 2014 8:01 AM 146

Many have been wondering why inFAMOUS: Second Son doesn’t have a dynamic day/night cycle, that is pretty much standard for open world games, and why the demos we have seen seem to lack shadows, and during a livestream event on Destructoid Sucker Punch Productions Chris Zimmerman explained both elements of the game.

Because the game all takes place in Seattle, we wanted you to feel like you’re going to different places and the way we do that is by having all the parts of Seattle have difference feels, and you go from one neighborhood to the other and they feel pretty different.

But a lot of it is that we actually give you different weather conditions. Here you played that mission and it was night time and rainy, but you also get day time and the city feels really different when it’s lit a different way.

So the day/night cycle just kind of happens as you play through the game. It kind of tracks the story.

Again, if you think back to what we’re trying to do, we’re trying to really blow it out like a spectacular looking game, and that means hand tuning a lot of stuff. So for doing the day/night cycle, we really wanted to have the lighting be spectacular. And that means really tweaking and tuning things for that time of day to make sure the color balance is right, to make sure the lighting is spectacular, and trying to make that happen and also go through a day/night cycle is super hard to pull off.

It’s hard to make 6 AM look good. It’s hard to make noon look good. And to try to interpolate between those two… It’s kinda beyond what we’re comfortable trying to pull off right now.

He then went on to explain why the demo didn’t showcase visible shadows:

It Depends. We turn them on and off. Here you’re not gonna see so much shadowing going on because it’s night time so you don’t really have a strong directional source…

It kind of depends on the effect we want to go for. In a bright day time scene, absolutely, you get these really nice smooth shadows on everything, at night time when the light really is coming from all around you, you don’t get super crisp shadows in the real world, so we don’t have them here.

So there you have it, straight from the lion’s mouth. I’m actually quite curious to see how the story-driven weather/lighting will work, considering that I’m used to open world games with dynamic day/night cycles. Hopefully it’ll be spectacular as Zimmerman promises, but from what we’ve seen so far there aren’t many reasons to doubt his word.

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  • Steph

    Lol such a cop-out response. So they wanted us to feel like we were going different places in Seattle or because weather….that’s why they don’t have a dynamic day/night cycle haha yeah right.
    And the reasons for not having dynamic shadows are laughable…
    um because it’s night time, yeah let’s use that excuse!
    Damn what about why we don’t have them in daylight…?
    Hmmm let’s sidestep the question and say we have smooth shadows, maybe they won’t notice that we didn’t answer why they aren’t dynamic.

    Instead of the BS, they should tell the truth, say they didn’t have time or that they couldn’t do it right. But nope, they cop-out.

    • Mikeherp Derp

      Oh look the evil, stupid, and WRONG sack of sh*t troll comes out of hiding to lie again. How does it feel to be wrong over and over again? You must be too stupid to even comprehend how much of an imbecile you are.

      There are dynamic shadows during the daytime, demented evil drooling cultist. Kill yourself.

      The moderators should delete your post immediately for lying/stating obvious falsehoods and trolling. Nobody wants you here, you are worthless trash.

      • alex

        Easy now. Dude doesn’t need to kill himself for being a fanboy

      • alex

        Anger or personal issues?

      • XXX

        Easy, easy mate. He is evil just for saying that? REALLY? Your comment deserves to be deleted more than his. I have noticed him trashing Sony games in the comments 2, but it doesn’t bother me. He maybe a troll, but you are really sinking into new low by personally attacking him.

        • PCS4-Box U

          “Her” and check her comments dude… She is major troll on everything Sony.

      • PCS4-Box U

        Agreed. That troll should just go kill herself now

    • oGMo

      Infamous 1-2 didn’t have dynamic day/night that I recall, either, it was all story-driven. It worked. Get over it.

      • Karlo87

        Exactly.

      • Michael Norris

        See if both Infamous 2-3 were like this then SP is making the right decisions.

        • Gannicus

          why? I thought the whole point of next gen game is to push the boundaries further

          • oGMo

            Day/Night cycle is not “pushing boundaries.” Next-gen is not about “pushing boundaries,” either, but providing a platform that devs can express their game on.

            Day/night cycle has been done for eons; hell Zelda64 had day/night, does that make it “next gen”? No. It is not necessary, or even generally good, unless it furthers the game. In some it was definitely detrimental (Burnout Paradise).

    • DLJ

      It says it does have shadow during daylight.

      “absolutely, you get these really nice smooth shadows on everything”

      dumb ass. Lol. Learn to read bro.

    • Michael Norris

      Neotroll,you should just leave Dualshockers,all you do is troll on anything Ps4 related.You don’t need to buy a Ps4 or Infamous SS…hell you don’t have to post on Dualshockers.Just do everyone a favor and go away.Let those who enjoy the Ps brand and Infamous play in peace….

    • static5125

      Infamous SS does have dynamic shadows. It lacks them during nighttime due to the fact the light sources aren’t that bright. Have you not considered the difficulty to program for that? You’re expecting everything is a walk in the park to program, but what do you know? The reality is that Infamous SS is an open-world game and thus, this game is inherently harder to program. Considering that we are not even half a year into this gen, Sucker Punch is still getting the hang of the PS4′s achitecture.

      The one who is really copping out is you when I called you out for bluffing your ownership of a PS4, X1, and WiiU in order to appear “neutral”. You’re not fooling anyone.

    • 3rdworldgamer

      a Playstation article from dualshockers would not be complete without you :P

      • shinitaru

        I know, always good for a laugh

    • ISISSecretAgent
    • DemonFenton

      Ah look an insecure and weak gaming trolll trying to troll a Playstation article. Sucks to be second wait third place last time I checked Dudette Sister who only plays Xbox FPS games. With your lack of knowledge maybe you should quit while your ahead…

    • PCS4-Box U

      The troll has awoken again.

      “instead of the BS, they should tell the truth, say they didn’t have time or that they couldn’t do it right. But nope, they cop-out.”

      Oh, you mean like when the said” It’s kinda beyond what we’re comfortable trying to pull off right now.”

    • Delsin Row

      Someone Give This women a cookie. my dear, if you played last inFAMOUS , they didnt have the dynamic day and knight cycle. like you said with shit falls ( titanfalls) , play the game and enjoy it ;)

      • Gannicus

        the only thing to say about infamous is that its infamously bad

    • shinitaru

      Can’t wait till Titanfall gets here so all of you X-trolls will have something better to do than talk crap about every PS game/article. Should get you guys out of our hair for at least a few days

      • Gannicus

        cant wait for Star Citizen to get here then both consoles can shut the heeeaaallll up

    • CervantesPR

      X-troll confirmed
      Sex=Male confirmed
      PS4 ownership=non existent-confirmed

      • Gannicus

        ps4 ownership=non-existent confirmed
        Troll xbots=confirmed

    • Obambush

      Because shadows only work from 9-5 lmfao.

      • DemonFenton

        And here comes another Xbot Mafia member trying to be cool. Sucks being 3rd eh…

        • killthemall

          Why is he a Xbot? he is showing two sony games. As that is EVQNL.

          • DemonFenton

            Check his previous posts. Well know Xbot….

      • You are flat out wrong

        Like your brain, dnrmafia. :)

    • killthemall

      love you…..

  • Mikeherp Derp

    There are dynamic shadows during the day from the sun, and a few shadows
    at night from one or two light sources, but not every light source.
    You’d need a Titan+ to render dynamic shadows at night from a
    dozen+ light sources.

    • Michael Norris

      Yea,the fact it’s an open world game also limits it.I am more excited about the permanent destruction open world games need to let you see the havoc you cause.

  • RealityCheck2013

    My GOD the nitpicking by Gamers on the internet is getting worse each day(about all games) :-/ It’s sooooooooooooooooo SAD :-/

    • NarooN

      Yep, no one seems to care about whether or not the games are actually FUN or anything anymore. I mean, I love great graphics as much as the next guy, but people are way too whiny and entitled this generation.

      • madbads

        Probably i’d say cause there is very little left on true quality gaming, and now everyone looks the graphics first and more. Games becoming movies and “on-rails” style of gameplay is more present every day unfortunately so why don’t make it look as good as possible then and amuse me with visuals. Thought PS4 might yet deliver some good / real games , not all is lost yet …

        • shinitaru

          True, all of the naysayers b*tching about indies, the indies are the only hope we have for any real innovation and variety

      • Abhishek Jauhari

        What else do you expect from next gen? I mean game play was there even on games on NES so game play is not an issue, games can be fun no matter the graphics but they don’t make a new console for nothing, they make new systems so developers can give a more realistic experience visually and also gameplay wise. This is a huge topic now cause we dont want to spend another $400 just to get gameplay which we could already get on our older consoles, we want more than and developers give that to us this gen by upping the graphics to the next gen level. and also its not NITPICKING its just what this generation is about. Who ever bought a new console wants the next gen experience and yes that included 1080p resolution not no upscaled version. So as a gamer who is spending so much money on buying new console, games, and accessories for next gen I think I should get what i paid for, other wise stop launching new systems , cause they launched new systems so developers can take advantage of the power , am I right?

        • NarooN

          If gamers want the best visuals, they should go to PC. I’ve been on PC for almost as long as I’ve been on consoles. I love both, but I’m not gonna sit there and spend my life on internet forums complaining about the resolution of some game I’m never gonna play being 5 pixels shy of 1080p.

    • aeris bueller

      nitpicking is a bit ridiculous sometimes, but why so many people defending gameplay of this or any other game. Is there a way to play the trailers?

      Why would anyone not be excited about graphics in a new console gen? So far no one’s doing anything with gameplay that couldn’t be done on previous consoles.

      • Nixie Knox

        I think this game does alot that could never have been done on previous consoles, game play wise.

        • aeris bueller

          such as?

          • Giduds

            You have to play it yourself to know.

    • Faisal Munayam

      yeah you’re right shadows when trying to emulate realistic characters & worlds on a game don’t matter… we should just put fish ai instead of shadows at night, o_0 … or maybe because superhumans dont cast shadows at night -_-

      • Guest

        wow.. just now i confirmed it, Faisal Munayam has chipmunk sized brain..

    • Umair Khan

      Typical sonytard . Feels proud of having higher 900p resolution than 720p on Xbox One . Once he is pawned , “We cares about games , not graphics” . Idiots .

  • XXX

    Regardles, game looks awesome :)

    • Kingdom17

      Exactly, you shouldn’t even be here and be playing PC games only if your to be nitpicking at shadows during night for a still pretty looking game.

  • Michael Norris

    I agree about the shadows,in real life shadows are not sharp like most games present them.I just laugh at the trolls,SP made Infamous 1-2 both games used a dynamic day/night cycle.This time around they wanted the times to sync up with the story.It’s understandable..it is different but i get that SP wants to build a great story and game overall.

    • The Wizard Shazam

      It might just be me, but I remembered both InFamous 1 & 2 using the same story-synced day/night cycle as this one. Not that that’s a bad thing

  • Sexy Mcgee

    Not only does this game not have a day/night cycle but it doesn’t even have a monthly cycle.

  • You are flat out wrong

    All this “criticism” is just Xbot sh*tposting. At this point the scum are desperately begging MS to buy the Tituhfuhh IP just so they can defend wasting $500 on their cablebox!

    • bob

      lol and i bet u have a ps4 huh?

      shoulda spent that 400 on a pc that isnt already outdated like the consoles are at launch

      http://www.gamespot.com/articles/149-nvidia-gtx-750-ti-unveiled-plays-titanfall-better-than-xbox-one/1100-6417813/

      • cozomel

        And you must be a xbot defending the x1 with that pathetic @$$ lame argument. No PC at $400 can do what the PS4 does right now, so try again loser.

      • You are flat out wrong

        Oh look, another Xbot pretending to be PC master race. Keep trying. :)

      • Fango

        a $400 PC? LMAO! You’ll have to turn down a lot of graphic settings to get any decent framerate and it will end up looking worse than PS4 games since there is no optimization.

        • Gannicus

          $500 and guess what they say the PS could be maxed in 4 years (personally I think 2 including better SDK’s adding improvement etc), you save the cost difference in games in 4 years and you could buy a gfx card for like $200-300 with the money you’ve saved and a GPU at least 2x more powerful than ps4ails

  • superkarma

    Call me crazy, but when I’m playing a game, I couldn’t give a damn about day/night cycles or if there are shadows on the ground/walls. It’s pretty amusing how everyone is nitpicking everything with this generation.

  • CervantesPR

    the game looks great, dont know why this is even an article, its not like they pulled off a watchdogs UBISOFT move on us, not only is this game open world but this game is about super powers, if you have played infamous you will know how hectic it can get. so its a demanding game

  • erico

    i love ps haters are nitpicking a 1080p game lacking night/day weather dynamics. so far i havent even seen titanfail show any weather changes

  • CervantesPR

    all this critism is just the xbot trolls pointing it out lol they didnt point out forza 5 skipping day and night cycles, weather effects and AA and static Crowds lol they just braged about it being 1080P 60FPS lol

    http://www.cinemablend.com/images/sections/60711/forza_motorsport_5_60711.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/PVp0oTL.jpg

    http://abload.de/img/17sxek.png

    http://abload.de/img/1_1j3amu.png

    • Mikeherp Derp

      If infamous were ported to Xbox One, it would run at 10-15 FPS and lose most of its particle system that runs on the GPU. Just the facts.

      • Gannicus

        infamous would run at 100 fps so fast that its puny gfx are easily handled

        • Mikeherp Derp

          Then you woke up, misterxcultist.

          • Guest

            if you keep cornering xbots so had, they will spit some delusional error just like that comment. :p

          • Mikeherp Derp

            Must be some faulty wiring up in their brains.

    • Gannicus

      you’ve phototshopped that

  • lester perdomo

    not surprised , all the crap fanboys talked about when forza had no weather cycle … but now theyre okay with a newer game doesnt have it ….people should just realize how dumb it is to nit pick …have fun play games and stfu

  • erico

    xbox one fanboys just have their panties in a knot because titanfall is the only exclusive they’re getting this year

    • PCS4-Box U

      LoL, Just for giggles… i pulled up the upcoming game list and was surprised to find that is mostly true, theres an indie game or 2 but thats about it! I would pissed if i owned an XBO!

      • erico

        atleast sony has something exclusive planned every month, march- infamous, april- daylight, may- most likely planetside 2, june murdered:soul suspect, summer- playstation now service, fall- driveclub, the order + anything not announced yet

        • lester perdomo

          I own a ps4 and im not keeping my hopes up considering driveclub was supposed to release a long time ago ….also murdered is multi console and the order has no release date , planetside has been on my pc for a while now also … you cant expect much from the consoles first year.

        • therealbigrich

          murdered isnt exclusive and Im sure Xbox one and ps4 will have a close amount of exclusive games released this year.

      • lester perdomo

        well as far as xbox it looks like some type of halo is releasing this year , sunset overdrive , and quantum break which are all exclusives , and if you play the kinect , kinect sports rivals is due out in april which ive been waiting for i love the kinect sports titles.

        • PCS4-Box U

          *yawn*

          • lester perdomo

            lmao typical fanboy, limited to only one console is sad as hell

          • erico

            im not a fanboy, i owned the 360 and loved it, it was the superior console but the xbox one is SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!

          • lester perdomo

            thats your opinion tho. my ps4 is shit , theres zero games ..resogun has been the best thing ive played on it thus far …and hopefully infamous delivers.

          • erico

            battlefield and cod have been awesome running in higher graphics, what are you smoking? outlast has been awesome as well as ac4

          • Gannicus

            CoD was awesome? were you playing the same game as the rest of us, it was so last decade it was ridiculous the original black ops looked better

          • lester perdomo

            cod ghosts looks worse then last gen …. horrible game.

            bf4 has been buggy , but its a million times better ..

          • Gannicus

            yeah but the gfx could be forgiven if it had decent gameplay but that was rubbish as well. BF4 was a lot better even if you did crash every 10 minutes on the servers at the start I had no problems at all on the single player, some PC people did and was horrendous on the consoles the save game would delete/corrupt after mission 6 every time I think. Mate at work with a PS4 took the game back not sure if hes re bought it yet or not

          • lester perdomo

            LOL my bf4 erased my campaign saves twice ,…i just quit trying to play campaign …

            still prefer it over ghosts.

          • cozomel

            just like titanfall

          • Gannicus

            yah but at least titanfall is different enough to CoD and the like to make it a decent game in its own right but CoD is just boring. The new amazing stuff for this years CoD with new engine and that, I don’t expect much gameplay wise tbh.

          • lester perdomo

            MULTIPLATS that are played on pc and x1 … and please dont start with resolution bc i compared both bf4 on both consoles and the difference is LAUGHABLE …. killzone mp isnt even 1080p and if noone mentioned it noone wouldve ever known .. just like xbox one vs ps4 games …if the rez was not disclosed noone wouldve known jack…

            btw: i beat outlast 2 months ago in my gaming rig.

          • erico

            if you have a gaming pc then why the hell do you have a ps4? sell it to me and ill give it to someone who appreiates console gaming

          • cozomel

            same here, owned a 360 and was all ready to buy MS’s next system til i learned the specs, price and MS’s bs to do DRM

          • lester perdomo

            lol god youre retarded,

            the drm wasnt a bad thing … if you actually read it and understood it , but llike most kids , omg i cant trade in my gamesssss omg noooooo…

            l

          • PCS4-Box U

            U would be incorrect sir. See name: I have ps4/3, 360, Wiiu, Vita, 3ds and a pc that cost more than your yearly salary. I wouldn’t waste an hour an any of those games and why would I when I have so many other platforms with so many better games on them? I’ll buy an xbo someday maybe if Microsoft can work out there bullshit. Personally, I’m ok with the console itself and what it does, there just isn’t anything on it that interest me enough to buy yet… And Microsoft has started this gen a little scummy thus far.

          • cozomel

            “lmao typical fanboy, limited to only one console is sad as hell”, says the typical fanboy, hypocrit!

          • lester perdomo

            u dont make any sense.

        • erico

          kinect is a joke, had the first one, biggest waste of money, sunest overdrive is an indie and quantum break is just some weird cross-bred tv show-game, if the halo released this year is halo 2 anniversary that does not count as an exclusive, its just a remake

          • shinitaru

            SO isn’t an indie

          • erico

            regardless is looks like a cheesy colourful ripoff of bioshock infinite

          • lester perdomo

            you have an excuse for everything …

          • shinitaru

            IDK, it’s an Xbox game so I don’t follow it, but I know it’s made by Insomniac so it can’t be an indie

          • lester perdomo

            again this is just ur opinion….theres nothing groundbreaking coming out on ps4 … and by your standards you must hate that console also.

            wii u has better games coming out.

          • cozomel

            Wii U and X1, buahahahahahahaha!

          • lester perdomo

            satire, is not recognized i guess.

          • shinitaru

            Why is it that you guys (and I’m not just talking to one side here) can’t promote your system of choice without talking crap about the other system? Why not talk about what you like for a change instead of what you hate?

      • Crapgamer

        What’s confirmed for PS4 this year aside from MLB The Show, inFamous and Drive Club? I mean that I can go buy in a store? Seems like bare bones.

        • cozomel

          Even if thats true that still more confirmed than whats confirmed for the xbox, so that makes the x1 even more “barebones” dumbass

        • Jecht_Sin

          FF XIV: ARR in April? It is as much of an exclusive as Titanfall..

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          The order is confirmed for this year.

        • Disqus_S

          1080p is confirmed on PS4 in 2013 and 2014. If I owned a 720p TV from 2002 I’d be fine with Xbone.

          • lester perdomo

            if they didnt confirm resolutions on these games you wouldnt realize 480p in your face lol

            do you know what was powerful in 2002 , our consoles.

            if you buy consoles for their raw power , youre doing it wrong.

          • xShadow215

            lulwut? You wouldn’t notice difference between 480p, 720p and 1080p? This is a troll right?

        • PCS4-Box U

          Infamous, Drive Club, Deep Down, The Order, MLB and maybe Uncharted efore the end of the year. Then theres the indies (granted, some are on PC but if Titanfall gets touted as exclusive, so do these) including: Daylight, Octodad, Planetside, Oddworls: new & tasty, The Witness, Final Fantast: Realm Reborn….

        • You are flat out wrong

          Pretty amusing coming from you, considering you’re clinging to Forza Horizon 2 and H2A and they don’t even officially exist yet.

    • Crapgamer

      Does Halo, Sunset Overdrive, D4, Kinect Sports Rivals and Quantum Break not count as exclusives?

      • shinitaru

        Nope, doubt you will see most of those this year. Kinect Sports IDK about but Halo, SO, & QB all look like 2015 launches

      • You are flat out wrong

        Funny that most of the stuff on your list are games we know nothing about and haven’t seen anything of for months.

        Gotta love Vince Zampella coldly executing Xbot dreams like he did earlier today. He doesn’t even pretend to entertain them like Phil Spencer does.

    • lester perdomo

      im not bias towards one console but wow , you dont know how to read ? ^

  • Dennis Crosby

    The comments section is hilarious Sony fan get anger because Xbox fans are troll yet the same fans go to Xbox articles to troll Xbox fans its a cycle that will never stop. I think its hilarious but the sad thing is people who actually care about the games and ask the question are the ones being attack by the fanboys

    • Mikeherp Derp

      Umm no, the xbot cultists are stating obvious falsehoods like “HURR NO SHADOWS LOL” and ignoring the fact that if infamous were ported to Xbox One, it would run at 10-15 FPS and lose most of its particle system that runs on the GPU.

      • Dennis Crosby

        An this is exactly what I’m talking about. I have yet to hear any Xbox fan to say any of that and yet you reply to me in that sort of way. We don’t know what this game would run on the Xbox one or how smooth it would be your using speculation and fanboy knowledge to come up with those spec all I have to say is look at ryse graphically one of the best looking games to come out on current gen and yet you say all those thing at the end of the day we will never know what this game will do on Xbox because it will never be

        • Mikeherp Derp

          Wow you’re dumb as a brick and blind. Xbots routinely parrot “hurr no shadows” when they’re clearly wrong.

          You’re ignorant, stupid, and clueless on tech matters. Anyone with half a brain knows PS4 exclusives would run worse on Xbox, and Xbox exclusives would run better on PS4. Now jump off a bridge please.

          • Dennis Crosby

            Once again all speculation. Can you prove that these games will run better on the ps4 no because no one will make them for the ps4 . Dude you serious got so issues maybe you need some counseling. Every comment you make is telling some to commit some act of suicide because your raging over a plastic box.maybe you should go to a gym to work out your anger or better yet mediate.

          • Mikeherp Derp

            Hardware facts aren’t speculation to those with a clue.

          • Dennis Crosby

            So if we go by what you say that means every Xbox 360 exclusive would of ran better on the ps3 right? But a ton of developer would beg to differ. It take more then hardware to run a game

          • Mikeherp Derp

            PS3 was only about 10% more powerful than 360. PS4 is far greater than that over Xbox in hardware alone.

    • shinitaru

      Yet here you are bringing this up in a PS4 topic? That’s not hypocritical of you at all

  • Bankai

    I don’t mind the absence of a day/night cycle, all I care about is whether the game is fun and from what I’ve seen, it is.

  • Nicholas Guantai Gambi

    this is a non-article “i’m used to open world games with dynamic day/night cycles.” WTF??

  • Obambush

    Because shadows get off work at 5pm lmfao.

    • You are flat out wrong

      Well done for making their point. Moon: large focal point for shadowing like the sun. Headlights: minor lighting element, like streetlights.

      God, you are thick, dnrmafia. :)

    • Somebodyissilent

      Nice 240p Infamous screen cap scrub….

  • jspillen

    I trust Sucker Punch to make a great game… as they always do. Fun and inventive.

  • Jecht_Sin

    Ok about the story.. But what about running around collecting things? The most beautiful thing in Dragon’s Dogma is the dawn.

  • Disqus_S

    Sounds good. I want to experience the art the way it was meant to be shown. Just like a movie. I don’t want to watch the film “Sin City” and have all the scenes be in the daytime. Same for a horror movie. Or most movies that use weather or time of day to tell the story.

  • Sǯdi Sǻymeh

    the day/night thing driven by story kinda sucks i mean its an open world game with a lot of time for exploring the city , but otherwise the game sounds really fun and by the videos ive seen the gameplay is better than ive expected but still not perfect , at least its one of the best superhero open world games :)

  • WellWisher

    When you’re able to fly so high in the sky, they need some sort of indicator on the ground telling you where you’re going to land. It doesn’t need to be a dynamic shadow. For example, that move where you fly up in the air and come down with force. I’d like to know exactly where my character is going to land. Hopefully there is a system in place for that.

    • Rich

      Yeah a dynamic shadow wouldn’t be massively helpful anyway unless the sun was always directly above you, which it generally won’t be.

  • Trim Dose

    My gawd why Delsim doesn’t have pimples?! damn you Sucker Punch!! going to the master race PC species for my pimples in full tesselation!!! hell yeah pimple time!!

  • Kim Altair Salanio

    Would’ve been better if they just released this on pc as well… so much for the so called “Next-Gen” game…

    • Somebodyissilent

      Did you really make an account just to post this? Pc gamers are so sad and greedy.

    • Somebodyissilent

      So yes you did.

  • TheDreamerMark

    I think that there is such a varied power set in the game that they had to go this route. Neon lights at night so you have to set this area or mission at night if you want the neon power to be usable. Also, who knows what the other powers are so there is the idea that these areas have to be suitable for the powers to work. There may even be a shadow power since this was mentioned on one of the conduit sites I think or something like that.

  • Virdin Barzey

    I’m not buying it. Would have been better if he said, just play the game and you will see it doesn’t matter.

  • The Wizard Shazam

    I hope the day/night cycle is dynamic after the story is complete. Totally understand the story aspect of it though, and I respect them structuring it like that. It’s also nice to know that shadows will be in the game. Can’t wait anymore!!!

  • Andrew

    Who cares? It has nothing to do with the gameplay.

    Too many gamers care way too much about the graphics. Gameplay is what is going to keep you coming back, not shadows.

  • Faisal Munayam

    he doesn’t cast a shadows at night because…. superhumans don’t cast shadows..and killzone mp was 720 interlaced because godzilla tripped on a ps4 wire.. :) there we go #sonyfoolsidiots

    • Somebodyissilent

      You are lonely huh?

  • Nixie Knox

    This isn’t so much an “open world game” yes there is a massive open world but different parts of the storyline occur at night so depending on where the story is, it is either night or day. Also, there are tons of shadows all over the game, they become more obvious in certain areas when lighting effects are used. I don’t think anyone can credibly deny that this game blows everything else out of the water. You can freely run/dash/fly over two huge seattle environments, snipe shoot from the top of a skyscraper and focus on enemies on the ground or several rooftops away. You can use powers that just went previously possible due to the level of graphical ability. If you haven’t played through the entire game, and are just making reviews off the first few missions, that’s sad. This game is incredible, it is not just a graphical showcase. It’s fun. As a sandbox, a fps, and there are some serious platformer/shooter boss levels that are shockingly fun gameplay wise.

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