Rumor: Zipper Interactive to shut up shop
- Posted March 26th, 2012 at 08:51 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 4 Comments
Kotaku reports that Zipper Interactive, the developer behind the likes of MAG and SOCOM, is to be shuttered.
Nothing official has been confirmed, though the site has heard whispers of significant layoffs and a cancelled project at the studio, indicating closure is imminent.
Zipper found critical and commercial success with the SOCOM franchise on PlayStation 2, beginning with SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals in 2002. Numerous sequels followed, and the series soon found its way on to PSP.
On PlayStation 3, the company produced the online multiplayer shooter MAG and SOCOM 4, with its latest game being PlayStation Vita outing Unit 13.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 10:14am EDT - March 26th, 2012
Damn it! Another studio goes down. =( I was really looking forward to another shooter from Zipper too.
Hopefully there are no other studios on the same tracks. =/
- 10:54am EDT - March 26th, 2012
It's a sad day but it had to be coming with all crap Zipper has been putting out. Fans havent been happy since S2.
- 11:25am EDT - March 26th, 2012
Right on Spotted. SOCOM 4 was a huge disappointment. Thankfully, I still have a PS2 and all the old "SOCOM"'s to play.
- 2:27am EDT - March 27th, 2012
really think Socom2 HD would revitalize the company. If they are shutting down, why not do it?
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