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InFamous: Second Son behind-the-scenes video explores next-gen soundscapes

Posted on March 18, 2014 AT 10:51am

In a new behind-the-scenes video for inFamous: Second Son, audio director Brad Meyer and other audio engineers discuss all the ways they were able to improve the soundscape by taking advantage of next-gen hardware.

“With the development of the PS4, you know, there’s so much focus on the graphics and everything looks stunning and we’re at 1080p and everything is just incredible looking,“ Meyer says in the video. “And here we are over in Sound Land being like, ‘Hey—it’s also going to sound a lot better, too.’”

According to Meyer, the team had nearly 10 times the amount of memory at their disposal working on Second Son than on inFamous 2, and as a result they were able to pack in a considerably great number of and scope of sounds and attach them dynamically to specific areas within the game.

Sucker Punch also gave two of their community members hands-on time with the game, one playing heroically the other ruthlessly, and produced two five-minute videos of each play session. You can check both heavily narrated videos at the PlayStation Blog.

InFamous: Second Son launches on PlayStation 4 this Friday, March 21, worldwide.


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