Ghost of Tsushima devs aren’t making infamous or sly Cooper sequels

Notorious' Cole and Zeke look out over New Marais.

Video game companies are notoriously reluctant to share their plans. In a market saturated with sequels and spin-offs, developers still treat each new project with the utmost secrecy. They will seldom even be open about what they are doing are not working on it, but today the PlayStation studio behind Spirit of Tsushima did just that.

As it approaches its 25th anniversary, Sucker Punch has taken the unusual step of letting fans know what not to expect from its next game, ditching rumors of a possible sequel to the superhero sandbox series Notoriousor stealth platformer Smart Cooperhappens shortly.

sucker Punch wrote:

As our games continue to grow in size and complexity, they require our studio’s full attention. As we are focused on our current project we have no plans to visit again inFAMOUS or Smart Cooper currently, and no other studio is currently working on projects related to these franchises. These characters are very special and we care deeply about them. While we would never say opening these doors again later, there aren’t any at the moment inFAMOUS or Smart Cooper games in development.

Previously, some PlayStation fans were inclined to believe the opposite. Hot on the heels of the rumor mill self-proclaimed insider Twitter accounts and mysterious updates of various websites, it seemed like the fan favorites might make a comeback. But instead of making false hope last forever as some game studios are knownSucker Punch came clean with fans.

Meanwhile, the studio said it will be retained following some upcoming maintenance notorious 2The level editor of Server alive a bit longer and plans to do that Notorious second son DLC Cole’s legacy sold separately from the Collector’s Edition. That cunning games, while remaining completely inaccessible on modern platforms. While they were previously available as part of PS Now, they are not currently included in the revamped PS Plus library.

Founded in 1997, Sucker Punch’s first game was an underrated physics-based platformer Rocket: robots on wheels for Nintendo 64. It later struck a publishing deal with Sony and released the first Smart Cooper on PS2 in 2002 and the first Notorious on PS3 in 2009. Sony bought the studio outright a few years later and shipped it in 2020 Spirit of Tsushimawhich catapulted it into the top tier of PlayStation studios.

While Sucker Punch didn’t come out and said it’s working on a sequel to Tsushimait seems like a good bet considering the first has sold over eight million copies and has multiple LinkedIn pages and job postings referred to an upcoming project With similar attributes. The bigger question is whether it will continue to focus on a single-player narrative or delve even deeper into multiplayer combat.

Spirit of Tsushima‘s entered online mode legends Added co-op quests, horde survival, and endgame raids. It was a tentative but successful first foray into a new way of playing the game, and something Sucker Punch might focus on going forward. Earlier this year, after the announcement, the time had come acquire destiny 2 Manufacturer BungiePlayStation has big plans for a number of 10 new live service games by 2026. A new only online The last of us spin off will be one of them. Time will tell if Ghost of Tsushima 2 will end up being someone else.

Clarification: 7/1/22 4:36 PM ET: The online content that is kept in notorious 2 is its community level editor, not full multiplayer.