Sony closes Zipper Interactive

It's confirmed. Sony closes SOCOM developer 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.

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    March 30, 2012 8:05 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Sony closes Zipper Interactive.

    It's confirmed. Sony closes SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive.

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      March 30, 2012 9:57 PM

      Always sad when another studio get closed down. Have never played SOCOM 4, but have a lot of fun with MAG.

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      March 31, 2012 8:01 AM

      Wish these guys the best, loved all the Socom games.

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        March 31, 2012 8:51 AM

        I highly doubt you did.

        prove it.

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      March 31, 2012 8:13 AM


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      March 31, 2012 8:55 AM

      Damn. Zipper developed the Crimson Skies PC game. One of my favorite games of all time.

      RIP :(

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        March 31, 2012 1:38 PM


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        March 31, 2012 2:49 PM

        Did someone say Crimson Skies? Ah the memories... up there with Q3 as my favourite online shooty back in the day. I am also reminded of Motorcross Madness 2... ah yes, those were the days... damn it I'm old. ;)

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        April 1, 2012 1:17 PM

        also mechwarrior 3

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      March 31, 2012 10:07 AM

      I loved MAG... stupid name, but awesome gameplay. So much crazy chaos and epic action... it was like BF3, but with organized front lines... so much fun.

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        March 31, 2012 10:37 AM

        It was a cool concept and fun for a while but the actual shooty bit just didn't feel good or modern.

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