inFamous: Second Son community managed to impress Sucker Punch

I guess Sucker Punch weren’t expecting this kind of positive feedback when they added the Photo Mode for inFamous: Second Son in a recent update. An Official Photo Thread  was created on NeoGAF yesterday. Here, users can post all the screenshots they took while using the new Photo Mode. The results apparently impressed even the game creators themselves.

Lead Tech Artist for inFamous: Second Son, Jason Connell also seemed pretty amazed upon seeing the images and claimed that the thread on NeoGAF is “blowing my mind. So much creativity.” Connel later on stated that he’ll start using some of the screenshots in his own portfolio. I would normally say that he was just joking around but after looking at the thread I’m not so sure, the screenshots really are that good.

Last but not least, Graphics Programmer Matthijs De Smedt also shared the link via twitter claiming that he is also impressed with the way fans are using the Photo Mode. It’s no surprise everybody is impressed by what’s been posted on the thread, it’s not everyday that you get to see this kind of artistic imagery in a video game.

The recent patch that was released by Sony brought with it some other changes to the game. You are now able to adjust the time of day, disable the HUD and lock the framerate at 30 fps if you wish. All of these features were already announced a while back so in order to keep things interesting the company also added a few surprises:

  • A handful of localisation text changes, and a couple of fixes for rare crashes in the game (thanks to all of you who uploaded reports on those, they were extremely helpful!)
  • If your controller runs out of batteries in the middle of gameplay, your game will pause. Our art director pulled a hamstring scrambling to get his second controller mid-boss-battle, so we needed to fix this.
  • If you are choosing expert difficulty, we let you know within the options dialogue if you’re qualified for the “Unstoppable” trophy the moment you opt in.
  • Photo Mode

As a final note Sony added “Final full disclosures and fine print: these options and settings, including frame rate, will reset to defaults each time you restart the game. We chose to not disturb our game save file format with this patch in order get these features to you as quickly as we could. Additionally Photo Mode will only work in situations where the camera is freely movable by players. In scripted sequences/cutscenes you can still take screenshots of course, just not with the Photo Mode tools.”