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E3 2016: Sucker Punch Productions

On June 13th was the showing of the Sony PlayStation Press Conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). I was really impressed with what PlayStation had to offer for the next couple years.

I watched the live stream on YouTube, and Sony started off the conference with an impressive live orchestra. While the orchestra was playing, a gameplay video started and it was the newest entry in the God of War franchise! (developed by Santa Monica Studio). I was excited to see that my favorite video game franchise was making a triumphant return to the PlayStation 4.

A game that was rumored for a while was an exclusive Spider-Man PS4 game completely developed by one of Sony’s in-house studios. On the internet, fans were speculating who the developer would be, and it made sense that Sucker Punch Productions would make the game. For instance, they have a history of making superhero games, such as the inFAMOUS franchise.

It turns out the exclusive Spider-Man game is being developed by Insomniac Games! Which is the studio responsible for the Ratchet and Clank franchise (which is also one of my favorite franchises). Seeing the Spider-Man trailer for the first time and seeing the Insomniac Games logo attached to it caught me completely off guard.

From my experience and history with Insomniac Games. I know this studio will treat this game with the love and respect it deserves. I’m excited to see what their vison of what an open-world superhero game will look and play like.

Overall, I was impressed with Sony’s Press Conference, but only two out of three of my favorite developers were at E3 (Santa Monica Studio: God of War franchise, Insomniac Games: Ratchet and Clank franchise and Sucker Punch Productions was noticeably absent).

Throughout the press conference, I was waiting and anticipating to see a trailer or gameplay of what they have been working on because their last game was inFAMOUS: Second Son, which was released in 2014.

It saddened me that Sucker Punch was not at the press conference, but I know this could only mean that they are taking their time with their next game. Nobody really knows what type of game they are working on: is it another installment in the inFAMOUS franchise or a completely new Intellectual property.

I’ve recently been reaching out to different school districts around the area where I live (Victorville, CA) for opportunities to have speaking engagements. I’ve sent emails explaining how the inFAMOUS franchise helped me overcome my many insecurities when I became a hip amputee.

While reaching out to the different school districts. I decided to make a Letter to Sucker Punch tab on my website explaining my history with the inFAMOUS franchise and why I have a strong connection with the character they created: Cole MacGrath.

I know that Sucker Punch has expressed in many interviews that Cole is dead from the events that happened during Cole's journey of becoming a Hero in inFAMOUS 2. I’m holding on hoping that Sucker Punch could somehow bring back my favorite video game character and superhero: Cole MacGrath.

* If Sucker Punch makes another inFAMOUS game. I think it would be great to see Sucker Punch’s inFAMOUS go up against Insomniac’s Spider-Man game in a friendly competition.

* These two video game companies make some of my favorite games of all-time and I think it would be a great debate to see which superhero game is better: inFAMOUS (Cole MacGrath or Delsin Rowe) or Spider-Man (Peter Parker).

* Disclaimer: I do not own any content from the images displayed from PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal (Hero Cole MacGrath and inFAMOUS Cole MacGrath).

* No Copyright Intended. All image content is copyright to their respective owners. All content is property of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), developed by Sucker Punch Productions, SuperBot Entertainment, in conjunction with SCE Santa Monica Studio.

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