Sony looks to top COD4 with SOCOM
- Posted April 1st, 2008 at 12:30 EDT by
- 48 Comments
Call of Duty 4 was recently reported as having a "monstrously huge" online community of players on the PlayStation Network and Sony isn't flinching at those comments. With SOCOM: Confrontation due out in a handful of months, it's not all that shocking that Sony feels confident and not threatened by the success that Call of Duty 4 has shown. After all, Sony's hit franchise is known to be a success no matter who it is up against.
SOCOM will feature 32-player online matches across seven maps, while also implementing character customization and the ability to choose different weapons depending on the situation. The game will also promote clan play that will allow you to setup with free agents or friends and pick a squad leader.
"Featuring some of the most highly trained Special Forces regiments in the world, SOCOM: Confrontation is, like all true military scenarios, all about strategy and teamwork," explains Sony. "Reward your troops not only when they are brave and fearless but when they use intelligence and work as a team. Trawl the world for the best soldiers to strengthen your team as you lead your men against other highly skilled outfits."
On top of all of this, Sony plans to host tournaments on a weekday/weekend basis that will offer up different times so everyone is able to take part in at least one. They are also going to make sure that these tournaments are split based on a regional and global basis.
According to Sony, SOCOM will feature "unrivaled community features with increased clan & ladder support."
SOCOM will be available the same way GT5: Prologue and Warhawk was made available, by either downloading via the PlayStation Network or buying it in stores. Chances are the game will be released with a bundled headset for those who are still looking for one. One of the current rumors is it will be bundled with a first-party headset made by Sony. We'll keep you up to date on any further news related to this game.
- 7:34am EDT - April 1st, 2008
You know what. I'm going to buy this. Never played it, but what the ****.
It'll be worth buying a hard copy for a first party headset too.
- 7:39am EDT - April 1st, 2008
I doubt they will top CoD4 in sales or players because of the cross-platform selling. I played a little of SOCOM on my friend's PSP but I think I'll look into this as my first entry into the SOCOM series. Disc for me, in case I don't get Warhawk and it's BT headset by then.
- 7:48am EDT - April 1st, 2008
Socom is the best online game better than warhawk n COD 4 ..
ppl still be playing socom for ps2 online they still be getting new maps and new updates for free socom it more fun to play online better than other games out there
- 7:50am EDT - April 1st, 2008
Yea not as many TOTAL sales as COD but more than COD on PS3.
- 7:51am EDT - April 1st, 2008
ill get the disk jus cz of the supposed sony btooth headset but ive never played it b4.... is jus online like warhawk???
- 7:52am EDT - April 1st, 2008
CoD4 is far better than socom.......
- 8:03am EDT - April 1st, 2008
Socom is the Playstation's most successful tactical Online 3rd person shooter, and I definanlty think it will be successful. It's just amazing because Sony has exclusive games in nearly EVERY genre. I think that Socom Confrontation should do well, but there isn't too much hype around this game. Sony should definanlty advertise Socom several months before it's release to get people in the mood for the game.
- 8:18am EDT - April 1st, 2008
the two games couldn't be more different. COD4 is first person, mostly respawn based, run and gun, mindless shooter with almost zero community features and Socom is a tactical third person shooter, non respawn based thinking as well as relfex skill, not to mention the FAR superior clan and community support.
And you get to pick what map/maps you want to play not just get stuck randomly being put into room. Also the room doesn't crash when the host leaves, you get more than just 3 attachments for your weapons. You choose how you look, what you want to play and day/night settings.
No one will be playing COD4 by May, Socom Confrontation will have atleast 30,000 players on (70,000 during peak hours) until the next Socom comes out. Go to the Socom forums, check out Socom.com They just released a map pack for the PS2 Socom 3/CA. That means the fan base is big enough to warrant a FREE map pack on a dying system.
I've been playing Socom for 5 years, CoD4 is not a fraction as addictive as the first 2 games in the Socom series. It is the best online game, the perfect mix of gameplay, realism, teamwork and fun. I'm not saying I don't like CoD4, its fun and all but its the same old same old and who is going to be playing it after GTA4 and MGS4 come out? No one, thats who.
Top reason Socom is better = Socom is PS3 exclusive and will always be as it is a SCEA IP.
- 8:21am EDT - April 1st, 2008
Go Sony, if any game can topple COD its SOCOM.
- 8:31am EDT - April 1st, 2008
been a socom fan for years can't wait for the new game!
- 9:07am EDT - April 1st, 2008
@SmokeyDPS3 v . v
Well, you can play all you want with socom and it will never top CoD4.....Though, you say socom is quite more brainy, but i say why complicate yourself when CoD4 is more challenging and more FUN....and I know when GTAIV / MetalGearSolid all-s will halt........Hey thanks for the fyi.... Sorry dawg it is just too slow for me......maybe i'm just a fast-paced type of a shooter
- 9:07am EDT - April 1st, 2008
psn id: gingo.... i expect Socom to have similar numbers to Warhawk which will be amazing as there was so many people on warhawk constantly
- 9:09am EDT - April 1st, 2008
SOCOM would be one of the few whom could give CoD a possible run....
- 9:18am EDT - April 1st, 2008
500 portuguese clan's already register to this game
- 9:19am EDT - April 1st, 2008
I doubt it.
I played SOCOM in my PS2 and it was AWFUL! I returned it instantly.
- 9:36am EDT - April 1st, 2008
socom is a far better game than cod4 but every1 knows that mindless shooters prevail, look at halo every1 plays it because its easy and simple and when cod4 came out it toped the charts in the online service so if you look at the pattern socom will only scratch the surface of cod4 only hardcore gamers will play this, everyone els dosent even know anything about socom. I hope im wrong and it will beat out cod4 but we will see soon.
- 9:38am EDT - April 1st, 2008
It will have to be absolutely amazing in order to beat CoD4. When it comes to graphics and gameplay, Cod4 is amazing, but I loved the way Socom made it a team effort, and if you die, you die. I just hope that is not what it will look like, because right now, the graphics can't touch CoD4.
- 9:46am EDT - April 1st, 2008
socom will top charts in us and europe and will top cod4
- 9:51am EDT - April 1st, 2008
Oh dang, April fool's....................................
Sony looks to top COD4 with SOCOM
- 9:55am EDT - April 1st, 2008
by the time SOCOM is out cod4 won't be as popular
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