In the PlayStation Blog post by Jaime Griesemer, Lead Designer at Sucker Punch Productions, we find out that the team of devs behind inFamous: Second Son had some interesting ideas, including taking control of birds. While I think that would definitely have been interesting to play with, I can understand why it would be left out.
The new power introduced for Second Son is smoke – you will be able to drain, project, and even turn into smoke! Smoke is apparently really hard to work with when it comes to video games, as it is an “incredibly difficult effect to pull off as the basis for the entire game” and “causes rampant overdraw”, said one of the programmers. Fortunately for us, the awesome developers at Sucker Punch were totally up for the challenge!
Much like the previous inFamous games, you will rely on different sources in the city to provide you with fuel for your ability. Similarly to electrical circuits and conduits in the first two games, in Second Son you will recharge from fires, chimneys, and blown-up cars.
It’s games like this that make me wish I could afford the PS4 on release day. Second Son looks so incredible!