SOCOM: Confrontation patches 1.50 and 1.60 detailed
- Posted June 24th, 2009 at 21:47 EDT by
- 24 Comments
The SOCOM blog has just updated with news on Confrontation's next two patches. 1.50's features are complete and gamers have been expecting it for a little while, but it has been delayed to ensure that it is as “problem-free as possible when it is released…rather than pushing it out as is on a specific date.”
Also important to note is that some features can’t fully be tested, such as the tournaments, which can have thousands of players in them. During the first few weeks, however, Slant Six will “ramp the size and number of tournaments during the first weeks after release to monitor and address any issues which arise.”
There’s also news on 1.60, which will fix any issues that the growth of tournaments and clan ladders may bring.
Slant Six also has this to say about DLC coming with 1.60:
--New Special Forces: The Dutch KCT and the Italian COMSUBIN Special Forces. Each Force includes new heads and voice + a light, medium and heavy variant of their own torso and legs (each with a unique camouflage pattern).
--Two new primary weapons will be immediately accessible to players who select to play as the new Special Forces; the 417 assault rifle for the Dutch KCT and the SPAS 15 shotgun for the Italian COMSUBIN Special Forces.
--Four new weapons will be available to all players regardless of assigned Special Force. These are the 9mm Sub Machine Gun, M82A1A, Ak-74 and SR-25. The 1.60 will also include a number of weapon updates and adjustments to existing weapons.
--In addition to the free DLC included with the 1.60 update we are also working to add 100% Random Medleys in the 1.60 update. We know this is a highly requested feature and we really want to get it out to you.
More DLC coming! - We can also confirm that we have been working on a major content release/pack. Look for an announcement later in the month.
- 4:50pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
Socom looks cool and i may get it but i don't see why there should be an update.
- 5:00pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
@1 wtf do you mean it doesn't need an update?
- 5:08pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
yea any news about this is just worth nothing unless your saying 1.50 has been released. But thanks for the heads up anyways. 3RD :P
Syphon_Filter | Syphon_Filter2
- 5:09pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
One of most terrible games for the Ps3. How many patches they have released? For the demo they released 2 or 3 patches and it was only the demo.
- 5:09pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
1.5 maybe the update that will make play this game again. I have not touched since january.
- 5:38pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
I gave SOCOM the college try. I had it since day 1, and got my loins up for every patch. Do you realize how much space this game has taken on my HDD?! You guys use this next word waaaay too much, but times like this and games like this, it's completely appropriate:
- 5:48pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
@5, Yea, I'm on that same boat. I've played ONCE in 2009!! Slant Six has successfully cured my addiction to SOCOM.
- 6:14pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
Doesn't say anything about fixing the stability though. I swear, if all we get is a feature patch I'm gonna be pissed off.
- 6:35pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
how long has 1.5 been in development like 4 months now
- 6:41pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
This game was a major let down for me. I pre-oredered this thinking the game was getting back to the good ole days of socom 2. But in the end it was just plain horrible. The game play was ok nothing spectacular. The graphics looked top of the line ps2. And to top it off, the game wasn't even complete when it was released. The worst exsclusive thus far. /6 ruined a great franchise even more than socom 3 did.
- 8:35pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
Got this for 29.00 with the headset on clearance at Sam's club for me it was money well spent. Headset works great!
- 8:40pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
i try to get my friends to play socom with me but they all wanna play R2, killzone 2, or cod4 i may have to trade it in but i will wait and see how much the patch changes the game.
- 8:43pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
this is music to my ears, those new weapons are going to come in handy. i like the new sniper guns. Yes finaly my commando can start off with the AK-47.
- 8:45pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
So is there going to be a Zombie mode added to this new patch? Seeing as how they are trying to resurrect this game from the dead.
- 9:23pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
and still no release date for 1.5
- 11:02pm EDT - June 24th, 2009
@ chemist8897 Come on now, let's try and keep it real... Socom: Confrontation's graphics look much better than top of the line PS2 graphics. I honestly don't know what most of the whiners are talking about when they hate on Socom now. Back when it was released, ok, but it seems like most of the problems have been patched. I've gotten tired of Call of Duty 4 and Killzone 2, but I still play Socom. When you take the size and complexity of the levels into account, along with the number of players, the graphics are better than good. The use of sound with the mics is second to none. It sure seems like good old Socom with a fresh coat of paint to me. Oh well, whine on you crazy whiners.
- 12:04am EDT - June 25th, 2009
can we get dates?
Stang | RobsStang
- 6:44am EDT - June 25th, 2009
I bought this game with the headset.
I should have saved myself 10 bucks and just bought the headset.
- 7:32am EDT - June 25th, 2009
This is something SOCOM: Confrontation desperately needs.
- 7:47am EDT - June 25th, 2009
Just remember Zipper is not the one who made this game it was SlantSix and they were the ones who created the PSP version of socom. It was their first console game and it was on the hardest console to develope for.
I have played this game a total of three times maybe. I wanted it to be great, it however was not. Patches are always a good thing when it's improving an already great game, but when it's fixing a broken game then it's a waste of my time.
Major reason I can't stand playing this game is how long it takes to get into a game, loading times, end of round screen, and then when the whole game is finished it shows the scores and takes you back to green up screen. In this room you have to wait for everyone to be ready and its a huge waist of time. You can change your layout in game so why would they make you go to the green up section. It should be round after round of fights, game after game. No stopping needed.
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