In a heartfelt article revealed on the PlayStation Blog, quite a few builders from the PlayStation Studios household shared a few of their favourite fan interactions throughout their careers at Sony. While the complete article is a heartwarming learn, one explicit story caught out to us.
Sucker Punch Productions’ Animation Director, Billy Harper, revealed that an in-game retailer in Infamous First Light was named after a late fan named Rayshawn, who was affected by a terminal sickness when Second Son was nonetheless in improvement. Unfortunately, Rayshawn was battling the final phases of his sickness on the time, and wouldn’t have made it to Second Son‘s launch. The team at Sucker Punch decided to pay Rayshawn a visit, and he also received a video call from Delsin Rowe voice actor, Troy Baker. Alongside giving him some Second Son merchandise and letting him play a pre-release copy of the title, Sucker Punch named a fictional video game store in the standalone First Light expansion after him.
Rayshawn was a huge Infamous fan who was very excited about Second Son. However, odds were very low that he would live to play it. So, dressed as various Second Son cast members, we knocked on Rayshawn’s door and requested him to cover us from the DUP. As a reward for his bravery, he received to play the gold disc model of Second Son pre-release. We additionally gave him the Delsin vest and beanie that had been scanned for the costume in the game. To high all of it off, Troy Baker FaceTimed him. We finally named one of many fictional shops in Infamous First Light ‘Rayshawn Games’ in honor of him. The affect he had on me was priceless. This child’s constructive angle whereas coping with the ultimate phases of a terminal sickness and his mantra N.E.G.U (Never Ever Give Up) has helped me by means of varied private tough spots since that day.
Rest in peace, Rayshawn.
[Source: PS Blog]