After Titanfall gave the Xbox One the boost it needed two weeks ago, Sony has come back swinging with Infamous: Second Son. MCV reports that PS4 hardware sales in the U.K. have increased by 106% since the game’s release, an even bigger surge than Titanfall gave the Xbox One during its launch week. Infamous also debuted at number one on the U.K. game charts, pushing Titanfall to third place behind Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. We haven’t seen the official numbers for either Titanfall or Infamous quite yet, but these reports are giving us the impression that the battle of the exclusives is going to be fairly close. Game releases are going to slow down again in April, but expect a huge summer as Sony and Microsoft prepare for a very important E3. Check out our review for Infamous: Second Son if you haven’t already.
Infamous: Second Son made me want to move to Seattle. The brilliant, yet occasionally frustrating thing about a new generation of consoles is how distracting the visuals can be. The Seattle of Infamous: Second Son is vibrant, gorgeous and impeccably detailed, enough to lure you away from the task at hand to poke around and see just how much effort was put into the creation of this world. When you’re finally ready to get back on track, you’re going to find yourself immersed in the best single-player campaign of any game on the PlayStation 4. But is that enough? More →
March is the month of killer apps. Titanfall launched to rave reviews earlier this week, giving Xbox One owners a reason to speak to their consoles once again, and now Sony’s biggest exclusive of 2014 is right around the corner. If you’re curious about Infamous: Second Son, you can finally see what we played through last week during our hands-on time with the game, complete with all that gorgeous dynamic lighting and Neon-fueled city traversal. Taking the evil path, as the player did in this video, gives Delsin access to a separate set of missions with a sinister bent, using lethal force rather than handling protesters and the DUP through nonviolent means. Check out eight full minutes of gameplay from the PS4 exclusive below. More →
What really stands out about Infamous: Second Son is the fluidity of movement. Everything feels fast, almost in opposition to the beautifully detailed city of Seattle, sitting dormant before you, waiting for you to wreak havoc or quell the violence. If you want Seattle to crumble around you as you and the other Conduits rampage through the streets, you have that option. If you’d rather take a non-violent approach to the anti-Conduit soldiers, you can do that too. As with the rest of the Infamous series, Second Son is about choice. More →
The upcoming Xbox One Titanfall bundle is a brilliant move by Microsoft to encourage hesitant gamers to reconsider picking up the new console, but it might not be having as big of an impact as the company had hoped. DualShockers noticed that GameStop started taking preorders on a PlayStation 4 bundle that includes Infamous: Second Son, an extra controller and one year of PlayStation Plus for $570 (I’ll spare you the math: there’s no discount on that bundle), yet it currently tops the best-selling list on GameStop’s website. The Xbox One Titanfall bundle is sitting at No. 12. More →