Sony: inFamous: Second Son has “significant demand”, will be “good to have” against TitanFall

The huge success of PlayStation 4 is surely a good news for Sony. As with most popular platforms, Sony also has plans to support the hardware with software. SCE UK’s managing director Fergal Gara is quite confident in their upcoming software lineup for PlayStation 4.

Speaking in an interview to Eurogamer, Fergal Gara seemed happy with the sales success of the PlayStation 4. When he was asked how Sony is going to support the PlayStation 4 with software, since Microsoft is getting TitanFall exclusively in March; Gara was confident that the PlayStation 4’s software output would be enough to generate sales for the hardware in the coming months.

“We take nothing for granted. A strong start is just that. Do we have lots of good stuff coming? Yes we do. Do they have strong stuff coming? Yes, we think so. So it’s continued to maximise every opportunity we’ve got. The best opportunity we’ve got is that momentum, and people are coming back to PlayStation. There are lots of new people, too – I won’t draw conclusions as to where they came from, but it’s been really exciting.”

Gara added: “The likes of inFamous is shaping up well, that’s going to have significant demand. Is it going to be bigger or smaller than Titanfall? I don’t know. It’s a play in the very same time window, and that’s good to have.”

inFamous: Second Son is set to launch on 21st March, 2014. TitanFall will arrive a week earlier on 11th March, 2014. Both titles have generated a lot of hype and are expected to do big numbers.

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DriveClub was another title for the PlayStation 4 that was promised at launch but never made its official date. Gara considers the title “quiet ambitious” and calls the delay as a way to polish the title further.

“The only reason that product was delayed and we haven’t accurately communicated a revised release date is that we want it to be right. There’s a fair promise in that tile in what it wants to do with social features and really innovating in the driving genre. There’s no point in it coming out and half doing that job. It was quite ambitious and didn’t quite get there in the timeline hoped. That’s not great, but it’s far better to bring it out at the standard…”

DriveClub has yet to receive an official release date from Sony.

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  • 111AlaN111

    inFamous is not a must-buy, it is a must-rent. I bet inFamous will be beaten in like 3-5 days

  • klarax

    I will be getting infamous and not titanfall. Don’t like fps all that much. Just a personal preference, and infamous looks like its going to be fun 🙂

  • Shawn

    im really glad im not a fan boy and have all systems and a newly built aurora pc for gaming some truly amazing games coming this year … add me people ps4 – IKIRYIPT xb1 – IK IR Y IP T steam – krypt83 wiiu – krypt83

  • mydreamsofhonor

    I hope both will do well for the players! I own xbox 360 and had pre-order Xbox one day one. But canceled my microsoft Xbox one for the Sony playstation 4. Because after trying to ask for information on the xbox one specs from albert pennello on twitter, on IGN answer & question and on xbox live forum. I gave up on microsoft after hiding behind NDA agreements. Maybe someday I will care for microsoft just not now. Sony gets my vote and money!

    • knightswhosaymeh

      I’m a pretty big PC gamer that wanted to pick up a game console this time around (it’s been atleast 15 years since my last game console). I was planning on getting a Xbox1, but ended up getting a PS4. The specs are what made my decision. I look long term, and I see the PS4 is going to hold better. Disappointed with Microsoft, but I’m more than happy with my PS4 purchase.

  • DNA

    Titanfall is updated COD and that’s fine. That’ll be fun for a while but its nothing new or revolutionary. Sony deliver mature gaming experiences that rival any emotional film or book. Microsoft are happy peddling sub standard games and keeping the status quo. Sony deliver ground breaking new IP’s and challenge expectation of what gaming can be.

  • theonethattellsthetruth

    @Funballons such a biased xboned fanboy, with ps4 we can play both games as we also have computers, you cannot so you get all butthurt, tell me a game on xboned better in grafics than infamous the answer is there isnt, butthurt fanboys tell lies to themselves so that they can sleep at night thinking you bought the better console even though its the biggest BS i heard off.

    “So of course sony is squirming and worried which is why they put our funny PR tweets and bogus interviews haha, desperation.” -micro isnt paying people to talk about xbox or anything, sure they arent -.-‘

    xbox 1 games look like ps3, ps4 games are the real deal, you cant even handle 1080 + 60fps but yours is better than ps4… i dont like talking to stupid people but sometimes its just to much…

    • Guy Brohski

      “….you cant even handle 1080 + 60fps”

      Um, maybe you’ve forgotten that Forza 5 is the only next gen console game that maintains 1080p @ 60fps with ZERO frame drops. You are but a dimwitted Drony, so I can forgive you.

      • knightswhosaymeh

        @Guy Brohski, guess you forgotten that Tomb Raider, Killzone, Assassins Creed 4, and pretty much most games, run on the PS4 at a full 1080p @ 60fps. Congrats on the only one game. Btw, you can’t tell whether or not your FPS dropped in game unless it reaches 30 or bellow.

        • Adamphetamine

          Assassins creed is 900/60fps and tomb raider is 45-60fps
          Both on ps4, fact check more, you make us ps4 owners look like idiots.

          • knightswhosaymeh

            Interesting Adam, check IGN. You’re incorrect. I tried posting the link but they would allow it. It’s all in there black and white. You can’t change facts Adam.

        • Guy Brohski

          Moron, you obviously can’t grasp the term “1080p 60fps with ZERO framedrops”. Forza 5 is the only game on new gen consoles to do this. There are lots of games that are native 1080p on Xbone too, but of course most don’t run in 60fps because of obvious limitiations. Most PS4 1080p games are also sub-60fps, so who cares?

          • knightswhosaymeh

            Coming from the guy who is a Xbox fanboy lol. Your Comment history says it all! Check IGE’s website. It backs EVERYTHING up that I said.

  • Funballons

    Lol they are lucky they have infamous coming out in march because titanfall is going to sell like crazy as it’s the most wanted nextgen game. So of course sony is squirming and worried which is why they put our funny PR tweets and bogus interviews haha, desperation.

    Infamous doesn’t even have multiplayer and it looks like a ps3 game, it will sell well because it is literally the only game ps4 users look forward to, lol.

    Sony ponies cry harder and be jealous, u can always watch titanfall vids and read about it. Faced. Haha ps3.5 oops ps4 BE MOVED lol sony lol.

    • knightswhosaymeh

      The Peasant force is high with this one.

    • thebanditking

      Hardly, Titanfall’s hype in my opinion is exaggerated. The Xbox one is not as popular or in as much demand as the 360 was during its early months, nor does it have a price advantage. Keep in mind Titanfall could sell 3 million and still only sell to the people who already have an X1. MS needs to sell to new users as well and for a multiplat game thats available on PC and 360 I don’t see that happening. Not to mention the game is basically online only and that limits its appeal as well.

      • 111AlaN111

        A multiplayer game is often less boring. inFamous has only singleplayer, wich will make it collect dust 3 to 5 days from when you bought it

    • Sacha Salvatore Morgese

      You’re too excited for a multiplatform game. I’ll enjoy Titanfall at 1080p on my PC and Infamous on my PS4 while you’ll be just sitting here… being a fanboy.

    • luvthesnapper

      everyone has titanfall. off the shelf pc’s from years ago can run the source engine, and most gamers have a 360 by now. as far as i’m concerned, titanfall is available to the majority of gamers out there.

  • YOUDIEMOFO

    We will see how it pans out for both companies in the coming month and a half.

    I personally have sworn off day one purchases, but that mostly stemmed from my PC experiences in the past. I will still have to wait for infamous to get those day one reviews, so that I may further make my decision from there.