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Rumor: Zipper Interactive to shut up shop

on 26 March 2012

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.

Stay tuned.