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Before the days of Infamous and electrocuting civilians, Sucker Punch Productions created the more family-friendly games Rocket: Robot on Wheels and Sly Cooper. While visiting the studio a couple of months ago for the Infamous Second Son cover story, I spoke with the studio's co-founder Brian Fleming and game director Nate Fox for an in-depth video feature on the development of the first Infamous. There were a lot of great answers and stories from the team that didn't make the cut for that video, so I decided to produce this new feature taking a larger look at the history of Sucker Punch.
Watch the video below to learn about the early days of the studio, leaving the Sly Cooper series in the hands of another developer, and why they were purchased by Sony.
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That's great. Moving on to bigger, better games. I loved the infamous franchise (and hopefully getting a PS4 for Second Son) and I can't wait to see what they do next
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO this was a childhood favorite of mine and still is :'(
The unfortunate part is cult classics such as Sly Cooper, Ico, SOTC all unfortunately meet the same fate. "cult classics" usually fail to meet expectations number wise so sequels, similar projects or anything of the latter gets shelved. It sucks. I really loved Sly on my ps2.
All good things must come to an end... At least it went out with a bang and not an Assassins Creed IV:Black Flag.
I really hope they don't abandon this forever. Infamous is great and all, but Sly Cooper is where it's at.
I think that having both infamous and sly would be a good idea, as it would be nice to have some variety in sucker punch. Especially as some devs only really develop for certain audiences.
While I applaud them for not beating the franchise to death like some do, Im really going to miss Sly Cooper...this, Jak & Daxter, among other things were apart of my childhood...I wouldnt mind Spin-off games like "The Heroic Tales of Bentley and Murray" or something. You know, just something to keep the legacy going.
it's sad that they're leaving the Sly Cooper franchise to someone else even though Sly 4 looks the same as the originals would the only thing I find weird about that game is the way the characters look and even the comic cutscenes where it just looks different, I liked the Sly trilogy they made and number 2 is my favorite!
Ah man, well at least Thieves in Time was good.
Wow. Great video.
i don't have a problem with this,they still make great games
Sucker Punch is one of my favorite studios, Sony or otherwise. I hope they can keep the legacy going in the next generation.
Well this sucks. Another Playstation classic gone.
Just started playing Sly again, so much fun. In some ways it's nice to see a series just finish and not keep getting redone over and over again.