SOCOM 4 'Pro' access code system unveiled

If you buy a new copy of SOCOM 4, you'll get access to what Zipper Interactive is calling "SOCOM Pro," the company announced today. Pro access means you're part of a club with regular content updates from Zipper Interactive.

This club includes "Pro" custom game queues on launch day and throughout the game's lifespan, and two exclusive weapons (the M-16 and AK-47) within the first 30 days of release. The team at Zipper also promises other forthcoming freebies like exclusive multiplayer maps, co-op additions, and dedicated leaderboards.

If you buy a used copy of SOCOM 4, you'll have to shell out a one-time fee of $14.99 on the PlayStation Store for Pro access, which will be available a week after its release. If this all sounds familiar to you, that's because it's almost exactly what EA popularized with Project Ten Dollar. We've seen other developers jumping on the idea as well, and earlier today Sony announced a similar new copy incentive for MotorStorm Apocalypse. Of course, there are other reasons to grab a new copy of SOCOM 4 as well.