What Happened to Sucker Punch?

 

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Sucker Punch, the studio behind Sony’s flagship titles Sly Cooper and InFamous, have been silent for a quite a while. We haven’t seen a new release from them since InFamous: First Light, which released nearly 3 years ago. So what have they been up to since then?

Back in January, in a NeoGAF thread relating to Scalebound’s cancellation, trusted industry insider shinobi602 revealed that Sucker Punch is working on an entirely new IP. This was the first slew of information revealed since Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida discussed his excitement for their new game back in an interview at E3 2015.

In April, more information was spilled by another heavily trusted insider, Tidux. Tidux took to Twitter to reveal that Sucker Punch’s new IP would be shown in the form of a teaser at E3. However, as E3 is clearly over, the new IP is nowhere in sight.

Despite the lack of teaser at E3, Yoshida spoke with GameSpot on their Co-Op stage about Sucker Punch’s new game. “I have played it many, many more times,” he teased.  “And every time I play—I shouldn’t be talking anymore. It’s a game.”

Speaking with Jagat Review, Yoshida also revealed that there are PS4 exclusives they have held back for this year’s PlayStation experience. “We chose not to show those at E3 2017, but there will be some more news coming out from our teams later this year. No question.”

Many rumors of the game have been circulating around the internet for this alleged new IP, such as it being a Cyberpunk RPG (based on another leak from Verendus). Are these rumors true? Is Sucker Punch raising the bar once again? Hopefully we will find out at PlayStation Experience 2017 later this year.

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