The developers at Sucker Punch discuss the smoke effects used in inFamous: Second Son and how the protagonist, Delsin Rowe, actually gathers and hones his smoke power. inFamous: Second Son will be coming exclusively to PS4 early next year.
Delsin’s first acquired power is that he can drain, transform and project smoke. He can use his abilities to create even more smoke, such as fires and chimneys. He is able to use these powers to dash around and even through enemies before taking them down. Delsin also can dash through building vents as smoke and even levitate briefly using the smoke. And naturally, he has plenty of special attacks at his disposal.
In order to accurately portray the smoke, Sucker Punch had to build particle systems and tools that could create the different effects. The smoke particles cast their own shadows and take in light differently depending on its location.
Second Son is really shaping up to be a great game. Check out the full video posted below for a better look.