Sucker Punch is a studio known for the Infamous series, which allows gamers to experience having superpowers along with moral issues that accompany it. Ghost of Tsushima, which has spawned an upcoming film and has resulted in Sucker Punch's directors becoming ambassadors for the real-world Tsushima island. However, before players were shooting neon in Seattle or petting foxes on Iki Island, there was Sly Cooper.
The first game in Sucker Punch's Sly Cooper series was released in 2002, and it was hugely successful owing to its humor, unique art style, and rich personality, leading to plenty more games being created. However, since Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, the series has experienced a burst, and no new games have been released. It is particularly sad to see this lovable franchise come along, recognizing that it has the potential to join the spawn of classic platforming games.
Sly Cooper Gets Snubbed
PlayStation's streaming services wore out quite well against Microsoft's subscription offerings in 2022. Despite it being fusing it with PlayStation Now, gamers have access to a wide variety of classic games that can be streamed, including PS3 games, PSP games, and PS1 games. Some games on offer are quite old, but they have been improved by improvements in framerate and resolution. Players may rewind and save at any time.
The service has expanded, and gamers have been able to see a tlethora of games from throughout PlayStation's history, including several platformers that were crucial parts of many gamers' childhoods, such as Echochrome and Jak and Daxter. This is a flaw. This does not mean that Sly Cooper will not appear soon, as Sucker Punch, as it recently revealed, will be displayed elsewhere at this time. This is a deception because, despite their age, the games are still quite capable
Don't Expect More Sly Cooper
Many classic platformers have been restored in recent years, and they have been received generously by gamers. Crash Bandicoot was subsequently approved by Vicarious Visions, which led to the release of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which was previously the most successful game launch of the first half of 2017 and was paved the way for the release of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time in 2020. The successful reboot of the series proved that traditional platformers are possible.
The Spyro franchise, which features a purple, fire-breathing dragon, was first established on PlayStation in 1998, but it eventually gained popularity, paving the way for a successful series. In 2018, the Spyro series, which features a purple, fire-breathing dragon, erupted interest.
Given the success of Crash Bandicoot and Spyro, it appears like a no-brainer to make a comeback. However, it does not appear as if Sly Cooper is in the future at present because of the fact that it is busy with projects that require its full attention. This is certainly terrible news for all Sly Cooper fans, especially when the market has shown itself to be so ripe for classic platformers to.
Through The Sly Collection, the first three games in the Sly Cooper series have already received remasters before, which was now available on PS3 and PS Vita. However, that was in 2010, and gaming has progressed enough to warrant high-quality remakes of the beloved classic games.
While developers would be able to interact with the environment and hide against enemies, a new entry to the series would have been greatly appreciated. Similarly, gamers would be able to reboot the series for a wider generation of gamers while still maintaining the stealth platforming gameplay that made the games so popular.
The game's evolution has greatly expanded, and it takes far more people to develop AAA titles. However, studios cannot do everything they wish to, and some franchises will inevitably fall to the ground. Even after the revival of so many other classic platformers, Sly Cooper will not be reinstated. However, it does not allow Sucker Punch to develop other games or continue with IPs that have hooked gamers, including Ghost of Tsushima.
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time was released for PS3 and PlayStation Vita in 2013.