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Sony Still Has Plans for SOCOM Franchise

Category: Gaming
Posted: 01:23AM

Earlier this year Sony closed down Zipper Interactive, the studio responsible for the stellar SOCOM games. The PlayStation 2 titles were some of the must-have titles for the system, and while the PS3 ones were not quite that way, they were still terrific games in their own right. The closure of the studio seemed to say the SOCOM franchise was over, but that does not appear to be the case. Sony announced it still has plans for the SOCOM franchise, as Sony's president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida said the company never retires a franchise. Sony does like to revive franchises after periods of inactivity, like with the upcoming Sly Cooper game, so it is probably just a matter of time before we hear about a new SOCOM game. It may be a little different having another studio at the helm, but it is certainly not unheard of in the world of video games. There may even be a SOCOM HD collection before long too, as Yoshida said some gamers never experienced the first two games. So, a possible SOCOM HD collection and maybe even a new game later on? Sign me up!

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