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inFAMOUS 2: User-Created Missions Give Infinite Possibilities, Limited Beta in April

Chris Zimmerman's Avatar Posted by Development Director, Sucker Punch Productions

Here at Sucker Punch, we’ve spent the last couple of years hard at work on inFAMOUS 2. Over the last nine months or so, we’ve talked about a lot of things that make I2 awesome—things like crazy new powers for Cole, super-powered sidekicks, radically improved graphics and special effects, a cool new karma system with branching story lines and multiple endings—but we’ve managed to keep one major feature completely secret.

Until today.

Sandbox games like inFAMOUS 2 are a ton of fun. There’s a whole city to explore, and we provide lots of stuff to do in the city… but no matter how many missions and mini-missions and systemic opportunities and branching story lines we add to the game, eventually the story ends.

We thought inFAMOUS 2 would be better if it didn’t end—if you never ran out of missions and mini-missions to play and things to do. So… we spent the last two years adding a User-Generated Content feature to the game. With User-Generated Content, inFAMOUS 2 players can build new missions, then share them with the world. I think you’ll all quickly discover that while building missions is a lot of fun, seeing people play and enjoy those missions is even better!

There really aren’t a lot of limits to the sorts of missions you can build. Sure, you can build the sort of missions that will ship on the inFAMOUS 2 disk. Mission creators have access to the same set of characters, creatures and props—so if you want to set a pack of Hive Lords rumbling after Cole through the streets of New Marais, you can do it. If you want to have Cole and Zeke face off against Nix and Kuo, you can do it.

If you want to bend the rules of inFAMOUS 2 to create new kinds of missions, you can do that too. Wish I2 had pure stealth missions? No problem, you can create stealth missions. Looking for more of a challenge? Try taking away some of Cole’s powers—see how the player does facing a platoon of Militia wielding only his Amp. Or add an old-school platforming challenge, or a race, or… I could go on all day.

It’s pretty easy to do missions that are more like mini-games, too. Skeet shooting? No problem. Disc golf? Assuming you’re happy tossing around cars instead of Frisbees, sure. How about a mission where Zeke just tells you bad jokes until you shoot him? Um, yeah, you can do that, too.

Building missions is only half the story, of course—we make it super easy to upload your missions to the network, so other players can see your cool new missions.

User-generated missions show up in the world just like regular missions. When you walk up to them, you see the PSN tag of the mission creator, plus extra information like the mission’s current rating. And back at Sucker Punch headquarters, we’ll be watching—missions that get high scores will get promoted to the Sucker Punch Featured Missions list, and those missions will end up just about everyone’s copy of New Marais.

We think this is a neat opportunity for people to become famous for the missions they build. We know there are lots of creative people out there, people who love third-person action games like I2, and have great ideas about what they’d do with the game if they had the chance. Well, now we’re giving you that chance! Let’s see what you can do!

There will be a limited public beta of inFAMOUS 2 UGC starting in early April. We’ll be announcing how to sign up for the beta on March 14… watch infamousthegame.com for more details! And be sure to watch the video above to whet your appetite…

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MarinoBrea said:

March 2nd, 7:14 am

Wow…this game just went from “Very high on the buy-list” to “if I can only buy one game, this is it”.

gus_xl said:

March 2nd, 7:25 am

Impressive stuff.

remanutd5 said:

March 2nd, 7:29 am

inFAMOUS will be the 4th sony franchise to adopt LBP greatness ( play , create , share ) , ModNation, Gran Turismo ( to a lesser extend ) , Motorstorm Apocalypse and now inFAMOUS , man LBP is the best example what the system is all about , long live Sackboy ( you started all and now others follow your success )

SmooshyKing said:

March 2nd, 7:32 am

In terms of MOVE integration, Top Spin 4 is a pathetic joke. It basically just factors in the timing of your swing — nothing else. You can’t control direction or angle of the racket. You can’t lob the ball (without pushing a button to modify your regular swing). It has no idea if you’re swinging forehand or backhand. It doesn’t track your motion at all.

This is like Wii in the early days.

Pathetic.

Why is it that a mini-game like Table Tennis for MOVE (Sports Champions) can manage to track a racket almost perfectly, but a top-shelf big-budget game like Top Spin can’t?

Pathetic. Pathetic.

utopianacht said:

March 2nd, 7:32 am

Play, Share, Create, isn’t working just for the “cuteness” anymore :P

SmooshyKing said:

March 2nd, 7:32 am

Whoops. Wrong thread. My apologies.

twistedfloyd said:

March 2nd, 7:58 am

Sucker Punch, you’re awesome. This is a great idea, and I cannot wait for I2 to come out, and to try to make some cool levels, too!

ckpotc said:

March 2nd, 8:32 am

This looks so awesome. It’s greater than anything I even imagined and this is just a little trailer! I’ll be getting this for my birthday!

Chipper said:

March 2nd, 8:51 am

Awesome…. but I can’t stand escort missions.

Subtenko said:

March 2nd, 8:52 am

As soon as the search and destroy clip showed I said “WOOH!!” out really loud!

Im buying this game for sure after this trailer! hmm…I wonder if theres any kind of online play…I know people would say things like “no…” but I say why not anyway.. it would be kinda cool :D

Enigma777 said:

March 2nd, 8:58 am

Man, this is completely crazy! I wasn’t expecting it at all. Can’t wait for this game!

Lugoves said:

March 2nd, 9:27 am

Not like I hadn’t already pre – ordered, but Awesome! Thank You!

blackryn0 said:

March 2nd, 9:31 am

Now imagine Infamous 3 Coop with a mission creator that would be beyond epic!!

Sky-Rocketed77 said:

March 2nd, 9:50 am

This is unbelievable…This was way unexpected for me lol

SPOOKULA209 said:

March 2nd, 10:14 am

I was already hype for this game and now this? I saw this at E3 and it looked like Uncharted 2 with a ton of environmental effects. Now this is going to add so much more to the game. CRAZY!

Rific-Five-Seven said:

March 2nd, 11:23 am

I can’t sleep without dreaming about this game

wizzened said:

March 2nd, 11:26 am

Obstacle course!!! This news is totally out of left-field… a Sucker Punch.

MadMeat001 said:

March 2nd, 11:30 am

Are we able to create cinematic? just asking

Victoryismine52 said:

March 2nd, 11:33 am

OMG OMG OMG

KGH said:

March 2nd, 12:34 pm

AW HELL YEA!

phatso64 said:

March 2nd, 12:51 pm

Beta ? MY NAME IS JIMMY
GIMME GIMME !!!

PoisenOak said:

March 2nd, 1:26 pm

BOOM!!

soul_g77 said:

March 2nd, 1:27 pm

Just wondering, are we going to have to be online/logged in to access/play user created missions like LittleBigPlanet? or will we be able to download them to our systems to play regardless of being online or not?

ZDWilder said:

March 2nd, 1:54 pm

I’ve been excited for this game ever since I first heard of it. Recently, it’s all I’ve been thinking about. New Orleans is my favorite place in the world and I can’t wait until I get the chance to create missions in the french quarter and bayou. I am a huge fan of the play create share idea and an even bigger Infamous fan. Seriously though, I’ve played and beat infamous at least 5 times.

reson8er said:

March 2nd, 1:55 pm

I am totally in love with this concept. I was so bummed when the original was over, even after playing through 2 full times and then a partial 3rd to get the Platinum. I plan on doing another full playthrough right before I2 hits. Having said all that, I felt the main complaint I had with the game was its repeating missions. Some were great, but others were pretty annoying. Now that we have the freedom to make our own, I will happily be playing I2 for many months after its completion. Kudos to you guys for not going the multiplayer route for longevity extension.

Also Bentley rules, sorry just had to say that :)

Zee_009 said:

March 2nd, 2:11 pm

wow. this annnnnd a hero edition… sucker punch loves us!

slydaniels said:

March 2nd, 2:12 pm

AWESOME~

slydaniels said:

March 2nd, 2:13 pm

thou I do miss Sly TT-TT

Capshot18 said:

March 2nd, 2:21 pm

This. Is. Awesome.
It’s like LittleBigPlanet, but with inFamous.

I hope I get into the Beta…

Bioman20 said:

March 2nd, 2:26 pm

Yes! Cant’t wait for this!

footballrule said:

March 2nd, 2:55 pm

This is going to be epic! A InFamous 2 Beta!

InfamousAce94 said:

March 2nd, 3:33 pm

screw prototype2. infamous2 is gunna be the most epic game ever!!!

digitalman123 said:

March 2nd, 3:48 pm

Play, Create, Share, and Electrify Mercilessly? Hm. Sure.
What about Plants vs. Zombies themed missions? Angry Birds missions? Batman Arkham Asylum themed missions? BAT-SNACKS??????
This game just got 55.79% better!

digitalman123 said:

March 2nd, 3:49 pm

@183akame: Of course, it was already 100% extreme!

digitalman123 said:

March 2nd, 3:50 pm

Gimme beta cause I PSPlus! How about cause I’m awesome? Please pick one!

digitalman123 said:

March 2nd, 3:51 pm

Please admit me into the inFAMOUS 2 limited-access beta.

SSully said:

March 2nd, 6:17 pm

Sucker Punch? One of the best game developers? I think so

joao1331 said:

March 2nd, 6:24 pm

I can’t wait to get this game. Keep up the good work Sucker Punch!!!

theultimatenub said:

March 2nd, 7:25 pm

this is awesome even making this game even better cant wait to try it out

GDot80 said:

March 2nd, 8:39 pm

PLAYSTATION IS DOING IT!!!!!!

darknightjin840 said:

March 2nd, 10:03 pm

wow that crazy

Timytimtim88 said:

March 2nd, 11:03 pm

Sweet I hope its as good as halo’s editor

leukoplast said:

March 3rd, 12:26 am

Sounds pretty awesome, but I hope there is a reason to play these missions other than to just ‘do them’ We need rewards, things to work towards, new powers or feature to obtain. Otherwise there won’t be much reason to make or play them after the ‘novelty’ sensation wears off.

Detective-E said:

March 3rd, 12:44 pm

Just make it easy to use.
It looks easy from what I see.
I’ll do it.

MAXKOOL said:

March 3rd, 5:13 pm

they shou implement this in uncharted 3 aswell

BoNeSaW23 said:

March 3rd, 7:39 pm

Pre-Order Hero addition is a GO!
Glad Sucker Punches reveal wasn’t a crappy tacked on Multi-Player :) This is 10X better!!!

J_Brezzy92 said:

March 3rd, 8:41 pm

dude this game guna b sick!!

AwkwardMan21 said:

March 4th, 3:07 pm

“gasp” quick someone get me a defibrillator unit…….. my heart has stopped from the sheer awesomeness of this game.

Jawzilla2 said:

March 4th, 4:51 pm

Excellent!
Amazing!
But aren’t all those missions going to crowd up the city? I don’t want the game looking like it does at the end of the trailer.

Grandmasgrenades said:

March 4th, 9:49 pm

i am definently getting this game! this game loooks like sooooo much fun and i would be honored to try out the beta. cant wait :)

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