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New InFamous: Second Son Video Explores the Detail in Delsin’s Smoke Powers

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Posted on August 1, 2013 AT 10:56am

A new behind-the-scene look at Sucker Punch Productions’ InFamous: Second Son explores the importance of particle effects in order to bring protagonist Delsin Rowe’s powers to life.

In the video (embedded below), various Sucker Punch devs explore the various ways Delsin’s smoke-based powers (which they confirm are his first set of powers) can be applied to combat scenarios and used to interact with the world itself. This includes traversal (traveling through air ducts and whatnot), how Delsin draws from the environment to use his powers (for example, burning car wrecks), and passive, immersion-creating interactions with the environment (such as being visually affected by environmental lighting and shadows).

“The PlayStation 4 is really allowing us to do some stuff that we couldn’t before, and that meant writing new tools and new particle systems to accommodate that,” art director Horia Dociu says in the video.

InFamous: Second Son is set to launch on the PlayStation 4 early 2014.

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