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SOCOM franchise not canned, says Yoshida

Tuesday, 31st July 2012 17:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony’s president of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has told the US Official PlayStation Magazine hasn’t cancelled the SOCOM franchise. “It’s not done. We never retire any franchise,” he said before using Sly Cooper as an example of a franchise rebirth. Yoshida added “it’s sometimes good to have a fresh look at the franchises we have,” and to “never say never” when it comes to a Sony property. The firm shut down SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive back in April, a move Yoshida said was “a very difficult decision and thing to deal with”. Thanks, OPM UK.

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4 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    I think they should sell that franchise or just give it to some indie developer because Sony does not have a good dev that can make them SOCOM game.

    and by the previous two games, they tanked in sales and metacritic.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Razor

    Just don’t hand it off to Slant Six then, capish?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. TD_Monstrous69

    I’m with Razor, whatever Sony does with SOCOM (I’m thinking PS4), just don’t hand it off to Slant Six.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    Why would they not can it? Who buys Socom games anymore? Did they really have all that much of a dedicated audience in the first place?

    Make a new Syphon Filter already.

    #4 2 years ago

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