Sony revealed today on Twitter that, as of January 28, 2014, servers for SOCOM Confrontation, MAG, and SOCOM 4 will be going offline--for good.
As IGN points out, it is not a complete surprise that Sony has decided to pull the plugs on these three titles. Each generated considerable hype pre-release, quickly burning out after launch and becoming a niche for a smaller audience. Both SOCOM games sold poorly in comparison to their PlayStation 2 predecessors, and MAG seemed to be a thrilling concept on paper that was underwhelming in execution. The large-scale PSN outage, along with the closing of Sony-owned Zipper Interactive over a year ago, did not help these titles reach great heights.
Do you still play SOCOM Confrontation, SOCOM 4, or MAG? Share your thoughts on the news of these latest server shutdowns.
Steven Chaffin, Jr. is an American editor for PlayStation Universe, and one of many who impulsively bought MAG. Admittedly, that $60.00 bought him less than 30-minutes of enjoyment. A good investment. Steven also runs a personal blog, and is in the process of creating a new, student-led blog at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Connect with Steven by following him on Twitter @steven_chaffin or adding him on Facebook.