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Report – 33 staff laid off at Zipper Interactive

Thursday, 19th May 2011 08:24 GMT By Johnny Cullen

According to a Kotaku report, 33 people have been made redundant at Zipper Interactive. Sony said that the layoffs from the SOCOM and MAG developer was “normal business practice and a result of cutting back on production resources after the launch of two major franchises.” Zipper launched new massively multiplayer IP MAG back in January of last year, whilst it released SOCOM 4 last month, both for PS3.

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  1. Erthazus

    “of two major franchises.”

    LOL. 2 failures?

    did they sold SOCOM 4 at all? At least for 500K copies?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. rrw

    well it top 10 NPD with bundle. so it sell around 300-500k

    i dont called it failure but not successful as well

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Blerk

    SOCOM 4 released at precisely the wrong time for a network-heavy game, though. It must’ve been awful for them to release one day and see the network disintegrate the next day.

    Best of luck to the newly-out-of-work. :-(

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    Were these contractors they cut off? If so, there’s nothing newsworthy here.

    #4 3 years ago