Tag Archives: Zipper Interactive
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 | 00:25 BST
Come January 28, 2014, the SOCOM series will essentially be over as Sony will be shutting down online functionality for Slant Six’s SOCOM Confrontation and Zipper’s SOCOM 4, both of which were PS3 games and the last of the series to have servers running. Furthermore, Zipper’s MAG, the online FPS that supported 256-player battles, is also going offline that day. Of those three games, SOCOM 4 is the only one with any sort of offline play. Zipper Interactive was closed by Sony last year after they finished their Vita shooter Unit 13, and Slant Six, an independent studio, is in flux since they launched Operaction Raccoon City. RIP.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 | 17:56 BST
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.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 | 18:46 BST
Wed, May 30, 2012 | 11:32 BST
Sony’s announced the closure of online servers for eight SOCOM titles, from the original SOCOM: US Navy Seals on PS2 to SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike on PSP.
Mon, Apr 02, 2012 | 08:35 BST
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 | 18:07 GMT
Fri, Mar 09, 2012 | 20:19 GMT
Zipper Interactive has posted the third and final installment of its Training Video series for Unit 13. The video, called Sharing and Competing, introduces the viewer to the game’s networking capabilities and the always-on leaderboards. It also takes a look at the Daily Challenges, High Value Target sharing via Near, and the new two-player co-operative multiplayer over WiFi. Unit 13 landed on the PS Store today for Vita in Europe and the UK.
Wed, Mar 07, 2012 | 21:13 GMT
Zipper Interactive has posted the second installment of its Training Video series for Unit 13, which lands on the PS Store Friday, March 9 for Vita. The video, called Game Types, introduces the viewer to various mission types and provides advice on how to best approach them while going over basic mission rules and tactical strategies for each objective.The shooter is out in the US.
Tue, Mar 06, 2012 | 22:08 GMT
Zipper Interactive’s effort might not be the Vita shooter you’re waiting for, but it shows off the systems core potential and looks pretty neat in its own light.
Wed, Mar 07, 2012 | 21:12 GMT
Sony has released a how-to video for Unit 13 called: Part 1, “How to Play” which covers the controls, tactical combat strategies and the scoring system. The next two videos will discuss Game Types and Sharing and Competing and will be released “in the near future.” Unit 13 will be available on March 6 for Vita.
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 | 15:59 GMT
Zipper Interactive has released a Trophy list and video for Unit 13, which drops players into an elite group of operatives out to “stop the world’s deadliest threats.” The Vita shooter will contain over 40 Trophies including a few which will require some “serious detective work to uncover,” and you can view the entire list over on the EU PS Blog. The video below the break shows how the game’s control scheme works, and you’ll be able to try the game out for yourself before it releases on March 7 as a demo will be made available for it tomorrow.
Thu, Jan 12, 2012 | 08:25 GMT
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 | 20:28 GMT
Zipper Interactive is showing off their first PlayStation Vita game today with a new developer walkthrough. The new video features game director Seth Luisi walking players through a bunch of Unit 13′s more unique features along with plenty of in-game footage. More »
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 | 09:04 GMT
Sony’s released the first trailer for Unit 13, the Zipper Interactive third-person shooter announced last night for Vita at a European showcase in London. Take a look after the break. The game’s being promised for “around” Vita’s EU launch on February 22. Get the rest of the European launch lineup here.
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 | 06:17 GMT
Sony’s announced its first-party EU launch line-up for Vita, as well as confirming Evolution’s MotorStorm RC and Zipper Interactive’s Unit 13.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 | 03:41 BST
Long-time series fans are in for a treat with the latest SOCOM 4: US Navy Seals DLC packs, which includes the much-loved Demolition mode.
Fri, Jun 03, 2011 | 10:32 BST
Zipper’s detailed on the US PS Blog free DLC for PS Plus and SOCOM Pro users for SOCOM 4.
Thu, May 19, 2011 | 08:24 BST
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.
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 | 16:06 BST
SOCOM: Special Forces releases in the UK today, after seeing a US release on Tuesday as SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs.
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 | 14:47 BST
Sony has released a new “It Only Does…” commercial, and this time our VP of Everything is pushing SOCOM 4.