Bungie developing for PS3, Insomniac going multiplatform, the days of independent studios aligning themselves with a single plaform are coming to an end it seems. One such indie studio still toeing the Sony line is inFamous developer Sucker Punch. Speaking to Eurogamer, however, it does seem that the prospect of continuing the inFamous series beyond upcoming sequel inFamous 2 and hence tying themselves to one platform is not a slam-dunk certainty.
Answering the question of whether or not the studio would create inFamous 3, Sucker Punch co-founder Bruce Oberg told Eurogamer:
“We would give it serious, serious thought. We’ll see where we want to go next. 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.”
It’s important to note that Sucker Punch do not own the inFamous IP but the above is hardly a declaration of divorce proceedings. It would be interesting to see what the studio does in the future, however. Taking a leaf from Insomniac’s book, the allure of higher sales from a multiplatform title is an obvious incentive for an independent developer.