By now we all know the peculiar look of inFAMOUS: Second Son‘s protagonist Delsin Rowe. Turns out he didn’t always look like that, as showcased by a piece of concept artwork included in the “Visual Effects of inFAMOUS: Second Son” presentation held at the Game Developers Conference.
The artwork showcases a Delsin (to be precise we don’t even know if he already had a name at that stage of early development) displaying his Native American heritage with long raven hair and bandana instead of the beanie that made it into the final game. The “urban” look was already present, shown by the layered clothes and the headphones.
One of the reasons for the change is probably the fact thatproperly rendering and animating long hair is one of the worst nightmares for game developers, and most simply avoid it altogether.
Which Delsin do you prefer? The original one or the one that made it into the game?