Sony announces SOCOM 4

Thursday, 4th March 2010 20:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Sony’s just announced SOCOM 4 for PlayStation 3.

This is the “Surprise Sony sequel” that was originally promised for GameTrailers TV tomorrow morning.

Original series developer Zipper is doing it.

The story takes place in South East Asia, where “a revolutionary army has seized control of a country bordering one of the world’s most vital waterways; threatening to disrupt he global economy,” according to the EU PS Blog.

“Your mission is to step into the well-worn boots of the Ops Com, a NATO Operations Commander of an elite, five-man squad. You must venture deep into inhospitable jungles, city streets and crumbling urban ruins to engage an army of rebel fighters and discover their plans.

“Although you’re vastly outnumbered, you’re armed with the latest weaponry and your men are second to none – but do you possess the stealth, speed and tactical thinking to lead them to victory? Time is not on your side: you have just six days to complete your mission. To emerge victorious, you must lead from the front, maintain control of the situation and fight with sheer intensity.”

The game will also feature 32-man online multiplayer. The first teaser trailer will be go live tomorrow on GTTV.

There are more details and shots over at IGN.

No date yet.



  1. Aimless


    Well, I guess a certain sector of their American audience will be pleased.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    LOLWUT? Zipper Interactive title? So they basically saying: Fuck MAG?

    Why Sony need another SOCOM title when there are a lot of shooters this year… Medal Of Honor and other piece of…

    #2 5 years ago
  3. DaMan


    #3 5 years ago
  4. 52pickup

    i’m a bit,well… ya know.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. theevilaires

    This could be a good thing people….NOT! anyone guess it right?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Michael O’Connor

    To be fair, there were lots of PlayStation fans *really* wanting a SOCOM 4. You can’t fault Sony for giving the people what they want.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. pha1r

    Very funny Johnny.
    Now what is the actual game.
    You- aren’t serious are you?
    ARE YOU!!??

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Freek

    Well, that was pointless.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @Michael, true.

    But… Market is full of Modern Warferish shooters. We have great games. Some people enjoy MW2, Others enjoy Battlefield: BC2, Medal Of Honor and of course new Call OF duty title from Trashyarch.

    They need to make a SOCOM title equal to Uncharted 2 level of polish if they want to sell it. Its a 1st party title and from 1st party you need to expect a serious game at minimum. SOCOM won’t sell if they won’t show us something interesting. Too much shooters at the market… Its the same thing with GH and Rockband.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. tarniak


    Well, I’m not amused to be honest. :(

    #10 5 years ago
  11. El_MUERkO

    The US audience for SOCOM was huge but Confrontation was pretty fucking shite, I bought it for the bundled official headset and played it a couple of timings before forgetting about it.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Alakratt

    Oh…Socom 4…BFD! Really…I’m sure the gun-loving-redneck american crowd will eat it up!

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Goliath

    One question; who’s making the game?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Freek

    SOCOM existed simply because there were no other half decent shooters to play online on the PS2.
    Those days are long gone and forgotten. And to go up against MW2 and B:BC2 you need some something verry special indeed.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. SplatteredHouse


    #15 5 years ago


    #16 5 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    @14 Zipper Interactive

    @15 you need not just something special… It must be something huge…

    32 Players online is something. But if it is another MW2 copycat it won’t work.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Bleak Harvest

    Oh. Well…. great?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Johnny Cullen

    Goliath – Zipper.

    I even mention it in the article.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. polygem

    oh great…socom 4…now i´m hyped…sigh

    #20 5 years ago
  21. The Hindle

    Looks like that leak from a while back was true, Syphon Filter is also happening guys.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Goliath

    To be fair, Slant Six Games made Confrontation and MAG while underwhelming was ambitious. If Zipper can deliver a great title, I’m all for it but GRAW far surpassed anything SOCOM did and I expect even more from the upcoming Ghost Recon title. The military shooter genre is just so crowded, I don’t know what they can do to stand out.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Panipal2005

    I called it.

    Geoff Keighley is a Joke 4.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. MushroomStamp

    Dissapointed… Pass

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Eh. Disapointment. Never cared for SOCOM personally. Oh well.

    Sony shouldn’t hype such a mysterious announcemnt for anything less than a STELLAR announcement. New Twisted Metal……new Jet Moto reboot……Resident Evil PSP trailer…….now THOSE are big announcments.

    ….to me at least ;)

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Yoshi

    Thank fuck its back to zipper lol the Slant Six twits who did confrontation were completed retarded, they didnt even apologize for releasing a messed up glitchy, buggy game.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Phoenixblight

    Is this shooter fetish never going to end?

    #27 5 years ago
  28. tarniak

    Anyone get the impression that this present days/near future setting is getting a little dull? And what do we get from Sony? Another game geared towards online gaming with good marines and evil terrorists. Don’t get me wrong, Socom franchise is great, but all we get is yet another shooter based on the very same concept as dozens of games available today.

    @28 agrees, good. Didn’t see that one ;).

    #28 5 years ago
  29. LordVonPunx

    Epic Fail!

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Seraphemz

    YES! Can’t wait…

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Eregol

    This is the big reveal?
    Well, we can’t say it isn’t a surprise…..

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Monk


    #32 5 years ago
  33. furby

    @26 It was GTTV that hyped it. Then the rest of the sites hyped the hype.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Monk

    BTW, IGN Preview of SOCOM 4

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Johnny Cullen

    It’s already there from earlier.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Michael O’Connor

    @ Erthazus

    There’s a market there because people want them. And the PlayStation fans have been *screaming* for this.

    This might not interest many of us personally, but there are many, many people who wanted this game.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. The Hindle

    Socom as a franchise has sold over 12m copies, thats a big fanbase.

    #37 5 years ago

    @ Erthazus

    Quote from IGN article

    “To help build a believable story, Zipper put the SOCOM 4 actors on a sound stage together and captured their movements and dialogue digitally as they performed each scene. Naughty Dog used a similar approach with Uncharted 2 in order to achieve more natural interactions among on-screen characters.”

    #38 5 years ago
  39. AHA-Lambda

    Wow I am IMMENSELY disappointed =(

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Blerk

    WO… rubbish! :-D

    #40 5 years ago
  41. theevilaires

    Seraphemz said: YES! Can’t wait…

    nOOb ;)

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Plainview

    If you go to the official forums you’ll see a lot of posts slamming Slant6′s efforts, it has had a large fanbase calling for zipper to return to the series. so delivering what their fans want cant be a bad thing…. also when hasn’t there been an abundance of shooters on the market?

    #42 5 years ago
  43. mojo

    absolute disappointing..

    but at least it truly is “surprising”.
    Noone ever thought of that. noone expected that. NOONE WANTS THAT..
    pls give us twisted metal!!

    #43 5 years ago

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