Sony confirms Zipper Interactive closure

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 31 March 2012 02:47 GMT

Sony has confirmed the closure of SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive after rumors of lay-offs surfaced last week.

The firm issued the following response to GameInformer:

“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. 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.”

The closure will affect approximately 80 employees.

Thanks, Erthazus.

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