In recent years, it’s become more important than ever to remind people that just because a game isn’t shown at E3 doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. Whereas E3 used to be the one place to show off major upcoming titles, studios can now afford to spread the love a bit more evenly throughout the years.
PlayStation Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida recently had to reaffirm this fact in regards to what Infamous developer Sucker Punch Productions has been up to over the last few years.
“I have played many, many more times of such game; and every time I play … I shouldn’t be talking any more,” said Yoshida during an interview with GameSpot regarding Sucker Punch’s next project. “It is a game. They are not making movies. It is now very narrow.”
That movie line is either a reference to the upcoming adaptation of Sucker Punch’s Sly Cooper games into an animated series, the mysteriously dormant film adaptation of that same franchise, or simply a reference to the fact that games, unlike movies, can sometimes take much longer to finish once they are in production.
We tend to think it’s the latter given that Sucker Punch began hyping up their next project as far back as 2015. At the time, the studio noted that their upcoming game was in a playable state but not quite ready for primetime. Two E3s later, we’re still left wondering when Sucker Punch will actually debut their next title.
Although Sony has commented that they believe the Infamous series will not end with 2014’s Infamous First Light, others have suggested that Sucker Punch is actually working on a new IP rather than a follow-up to Infamous or the Sly Cooper franchise.
Regardless, there’s a very good chance the game is quite far along in development at this point and will likely be featured during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event if it doesn’t debut sometime before then.