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After earlier reports that Sony was closing down Zipper Interactive, the studio that handles the SOCOM franchise, it’s been confirmed.

After 17 years of being founded, the studio is being shut down by parent company Sony Computer Entertainment. In a Twitter post, the developers bid their fans a hearty farewell.

 

According to Kotaku‘s sources, Zipper Interactive is being shut down. Plenty of people knew this was going to happen, especially after delivering three disappointing games which failed to live up to expectations both critically and commercially.

 

Zipper Twitter

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Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 3/31/12 at 3:01pm
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Broken link, btw.
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i have no problems with the links

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Damn, that sucks. I played the crap out of Recoil when I first bought my Voodoo 3.
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Will miss these guys. Socom 1 and 2 were my favorite PS2 games. So many memories and friends made that still talk to to this day because of.
    
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Oh man. frown.gif

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They peaked at socom 2 so nothing of value was lost. Probably could have saved the company by just remaking socom 2 in HD.
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Another one bites the dust. Wonder if any employees will go work for EA...
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Breaking my 666 streak to say that I'll genuinely miss them. They definitely seemed to be a somewhat dedicated company when it comes to fixing/working on their games. Not many developers will support a 'failed' game as long as they do.

 

Hopefully management finds its way to other reputable companies. :/

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