Sony closes Zipper Interactive

A few days ago, it was rumored that Sony could be closing SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive. Sadly, it now appears the reports were true.

In response to the rumors, Sony released the following statement:

"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm the closure of Zipper Interactive, a Seattle-based internal game development studio that has been part of the global development operation of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS).

"The closure is a result of a normal cycle of resource re-alignment within SCE WWS. Zipper has completed all work associated with its most recent project, Unit 13 for PlayStation Vita. Zipper titles MAG, SOCOM 4 and Unit 13 will continue to be supported, including the new Daily Challenges in Unit 13." (via Game Informer)

This news comes on the heels of yesterday's announcement of 118 layoffs at Vigil and Relic. Hopefully, those affected by all these layoffs will find work again soon.