Although Sucker Punch isn't 100% on where they're headed after the upcoming sequel is complete, studio co-founder Bruce Oberg said they'd "give serious thought" to making a third installment. In speaking generally about their relationship with Sony and Sucker Punch's future, Oberg gave Eurogamer an update on 2011 and beyond:
"That could be with Sony. We have a great relationship with them. We love the PlayStation platform. I'm not lying when I tell you it's a really killer technological platform for us to work on.
The support and marketing, and also their approach to us, to let us make the game we want to make, is really incredible. Our relationship with Sony has been just incredible, all through the Sly series and all through inFamous."
For the record, the developer does not own the rights to the inFamous IP, but the creators describe this as "a small price to pay for the freedom to make the game we want to make." Then, after saying Oberg would give inFamous 3 "serious, serious thought," he finished:
"We know how lucky we are. We're really lucky to have such a great relationship with such a top-flight publisher that lets us create original IP. The number of studios creating original IP is few and far between."
The latter leads us to believe that if they decide to end inFamous after the sequel, they'll definitely want to try something new. We often run into this conundrum: keep a talented developer cranking on the established franchise we've all come to love, or let them apply their skills elsewhere. The latter is riskier, certainly, but also more exciting on several different levels, from both a gamer and journalist standpoint.
Related Game(s): inFamous 2