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inFamous: Second Son lead designer leaves studio

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InFAMOUS SecondSon 2

Infamous: Second Son is about to launch. That’s right, Darryn has arranged his entire long weekend around spending quality time with the game. But certain signs might be pointing to doom and gloom, like the fact the lead designer left Sucker Punch just days before the game is released.

Jaime Griesemer announced on twitter:

And yes, I have left SP. Not really talking about it yet, tho.

Griesemer joined Sucker Punch from Bungie, prompting some on twitter to ask if he was returning to his former studio, or perhaps joining another independent development house that will later become an exclusive studio. He is keeping quiet on future plans at this point, but I can’t help but wonder if this isn’t a bit of a bad a sign. Most lead developers want to stay with their studios until a game is released in the wild – what would prompt someone to leave just days before the game is released.

This latest news, combined with the fact the embargo on the game is quite tight, makes me a bit worried about the overall quality of the game. I’m still excited for it – it looks awesome – but I’m just a bit concerned. Developers were upset with media last week because they claimed that listing the abilities of the protagonist was a spoiler. If they’re that worried about keeping the game under raps, are they really protecting the gamers, or are they trying to hide the fact that the game doesn’t live up to expectations? I don’t want to imagine that the game isn’t going to be awesome, but these are less than inspiring signs right before the game launches.

The embargo is up tomorrow afternoon, so we’ll see how good or bad the game is then. 

Last Updated: March 19, 2014

45 Comments

  1. RinceIsIngwer

    March 19, 2014 at 10:03

    Oh dear…

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  2. FoxOneZA

    March 19, 2014 at 10:05

    That’s 5003 people that;s left Sony. The last 3 are going to become hot property.

    It’s either that or they’ve seen a new gap in the speaker market 😛

    Reply

    • Mossel

      March 19, 2014 at 10:21

      Clearly we are missing something here. *runs to buy shares in ALL the speaker companies*

      Reply

  3. Admiral Chief of comments

    March 19, 2014 at 10:07

    O_O

    Reply

  4. Mel

    March 19, 2014 at 10:08

    Nah, I’m not worried… The game is finished, he is probably just moving on to something new with another company. If he left 3 months ago, and there was a lack of gameplay being shown I would have been worried.

    I’m sure it’s going to be amazing. We’ll know soon enough anyways! 🙂

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 19, 2014 at 10:10

      That’s what I’m thinking.

      I have more a tinge of concern about the Witcher 3 devs leaving, and then the game gets delayed.

      Reply

  5. Jedi JJ

    March 19, 2014 at 10:12

    I have no idea what infamous is.

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR

      March 19, 2014 at 10:13

      shame on you!

      Reply

    • Rock789

      March 19, 2014 at 10:13

      You deserve an eye poke for that… Net sommer! :p

      Reply

      • Jedi JJ

        March 19, 2014 at 10:14

        But it’s console only, isn’t it?

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        • TiMsTeR

          March 19, 2014 at 10:15

          PS3 only the 1st and second.

          Reply

        • Rock789

          March 19, 2014 at 10:25

          Correct… 1 and 2 are on PS3. And guess what? You have a PS3! Use it for a change… :p

          Unless you’ve already converted it into that make-shift extra petrol tank for your car, like you said you were considering… 😉

          Reply

    • TiMsTeR

      March 19, 2014 at 10:13

      Dude you got a ps3, infamous 1 and 2 must be dirt cheap now.

      Reply

      • Jedi JJ

        March 19, 2014 at 10:16

        I know. I’m such a pc zealot

        Reply

    • Mossel

      March 19, 2014 at 10:20

      You should check it out. Some say it’s pretty infamous.

      Reply

      • Jedi JJ

        March 19, 2014 at 10:21

        Haha.
        Finished Bioshock Infinite last night dude. You were right. Epic ending.

        Reply

        • Mossel

          March 19, 2014 at 10:24

          Does that ending not psyche you up to play it again?! It did for me. I literally started a new game immediately. I was so sad that it was all over. Just had to relive it. And in the words of the great Yahtzee after you play it again: “Oooooooh! So that was the significance of the four gay dudes!!”

          Reply

          • Jedi JJ

            March 19, 2014 at 10:25

            Haha. It does, but I’ve got a mission here: Working seriously on my backlog. And it’s making me appreciate my games a lot more actually. For some reason.

          • Mossel

            March 19, 2014 at 10:27

            Same here. I just hit a rut in my backlog by the name of Borderlands 2. I didn’t like it at first, but damn. Now I can see myself clocking 100+ hours!

          • TiMsTeR

            March 19, 2014 at 10:31

            games and movies you often have to give a second chance to actually enjoy them, as when you first tried to play or watch you were in different place and time.

          • Mossel

            March 19, 2014 at 10:32

            Wow timmy. You just dropped a knowledge bomb on me!

          • TiMsTeR

            March 19, 2014 at 10:33

            I just appear stupid my friend, its all alas but an act.

          • Jedi JJ

            March 19, 2014 at 13:19

            Well said Tim

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 19, 2014 at 10:49

            I saw you jamming it the other night. If you’d like a hand sometime let me know, 1st playthrough is easy, 2nd is fun, 3rd is just insane.

          • Mossel

            March 19, 2014 at 10:54

            I don’t need your hand!! I can play with myself! Wait, what?
            Jokes aside, cool will let you know, I struggled my ass off with W4R-D3N the other day. But it seems I approached it wrong because it was quite easy once I knew how.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 19, 2014 at 10:22

      It’s a brightly-coloured neon RPG I think. You fight with colours.

      Reply

      • Jedi JJ

        March 19, 2014 at 10:23

        So it’s like that dance studio game, but with weapons?

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 19, 2014 at 10:25

          Like glitter bombs.

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR

            March 19, 2014 at 10:26

            how would you know?

          • Mossel

            March 19, 2014 at 10:37

            Splain “glitter bombs.” I’m too afraid to google.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 19, 2014 at 10:45

            lol, well innocent me was thinking it’s a little thing that explodes glitter. But now I’m not so sure & I don’t want to google it either.

        • Rock789

          March 19, 2014 at 10:32

          And without the suggestive hip-thrusting…

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR

            March 19, 2014 at 10:33

            twerking?

          • Rock789

            March 19, 2014 at 10:38

            Could be… Although there’s no Miley Cyrus in the game (at least I bloody well hope not!)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 19, 2014 at 10:45

            What a waste of time.

      • Mossel

        March 19, 2014 at 10:25

        REAL COLOURS!

        Reply

      • Rock789

        March 19, 2014 at 10:32

        And sunshine and sparkles! Damn it – get it right! :p 🙂

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 19, 2014 at 10:46

          Why is it called Infamous instead of Twilight then? 😉

          Reply

  6. McBeano0

    March 19, 2014 at 10:17

    Sony is sinking internally and these devs are jumping ship before the ferry rolls over. All of this is because Sony chose to cut the price of the PS4 below the Xbox One.

    Watch as they are increasing pricing in markets all over the world, even in countries with stable economies. Very soon it will only be Europeans and Americans that can afford a console.

    Reply

  7. Mossel

    March 19, 2014 at 10:20

    I read: “inFamous: Second Son lead singer leaves studio.”

    Reply

    • Jedi JJ

      March 19, 2014 at 10:21

      Just when we thought the band was gonna make it.

      Reply

      • Mossel

        March 19, 2014 at 10:25

        IKR?!

        Reply

  8. Hammersteyn

    March 19, 2014 at 10:28

    At least the game is still coming out. Itching to get back to PS4. But Dark Souls 2 wont let me.

    Reply

  9. Pieter Kruger

    March 19, 2014 at 10:32

    Teeheehee

    Reply

    • Mossel

      March 19, 2014 at 10:55

      O_O
      I need this in my life.

      Reply

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