I kinda expect this game to be quite good. I'm sure they'll put the time in to sort the multiplayer out, and i hope the single player - which looks fantastic, has replayability - the ability to unlock a s**tload of great weapons for example, and select differnet personell - stuff like that - a la Ghost Recon.
Zipper Interactive confirms Move-compatible military shooter won't see release until next year.
Next year could be a big one for PlayStation 3-exclusive shooters. Killzone 3 was already set for a February debut, rumors persist of a 2011 launch for the still-unconfirmed Resistance 3, and developer Zipper Interactive today confirmed the tactical shooter SOCOM 4 won't be deploying until next year.
In a post on the game's official blog, SOCOM community manager Jeremy Dunham posted a note confirming the release window. The reason given for the wait is that the team wants "to deliver the best and most immersive SOCOM game we possibly can and we're going to use our extra time to do just that."
SOCOM 4 will be set in Southeast Asia after a revolution endangers a vital shipping lane similar to the Strait of Malacca. Players assume the role of the commander of a five-man squad of NATO commandos dispatched to prevent international trade from being disrupted. Their mission will only last six days, a time limit that Sony says will add urgency into the campaign.
As is a staple for the series, SOCOM 4 will have an extensive multiplayer component, allowing for teams of players to shoot it out in 32-player matches. Terrain types will include a hostile jungle and half-ruined cities.
For more on SOCOM 4, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
quit shutting down confrontation, at least we got a taste of socom early, imagine waiting for socom 4 since the ps3 was released? i would have went nuts.
from what i heard the socom developers might be making a socom 2 HD download soon. with improved graphics and better online play. imagine playing foxhunt in HD
Very happy to see the franchise rebooted after so many years. 3/CA really weren't all that great after you got past everything they added. It almost detracted from the game. 1/2 always will be classics for me. 2 was my first ever online game, and man was it a b**** to get good at. Hopefully they'll make the most of it and won't just have it sink into the giant pool of current shooters. @somuchwonder that's part of what made SOCOM a great game. I got killed over and over at first too. It was one of the last shooters in years to require legitimate degrees of skill to even put yourself up on the board. I'll be very disappointed if they make this game too "pick-up-and-play" friendly.
never could get into socom, maybe its because i kept getting killed over and over,but if this brings lots of improvement i might pick it up for the right price.
I never had any interest in the past Socom games but this one has piqued my interest at the very minimum at least. I think one of the reasons for delay has something to do with the PS3 Move controls. Either way, I am not looking forward to playing Socom with the PS3 move. How can anyone take themselves seriously online if you're going to be waving a wand with a globe on it? Flailing away at the TV? I could imagine this with the Nintendo Wii as I have one myself and the games suit its motion control setup. The PS3? Not so much.. They should just have casual games use the PS3 move, and stay away from the hardCORE games.
JUNGLE MAPS! something that i missed and what confrontation never had. we can expect ghillie suits now. :P "to deliver the best and most immersive SOCOM game we possibly can and we're going to use our extra time to do just that." i believe so
@acsam12304 Well, 1st) The game is called SOCOM 4: US NAVY SEALs (fyi) 2nd) I never said anything about the Marines. 3rd) The trailer stated that you would play as NATO Special Forces. And like I said So much for the title being "SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs"
i tired of the we want it like socom 2 grow up move on its 2010 aslong as the core gameplay of being tactical and working as a team is there i dont see a problem i agree wit (slipknot86_1) 32 players is to much. i was there for the first socoms. Socom 2 online was the sonys best online game to date if they made the game in 2010 it would look like the version we see now with out the ps move and nathen drake wit a ear piece
Now they have time to make the game more like part 1 and 2 and take out 32players in a room. Socom gameplay wasint made for that many people and big lvls vehicles etc. 8vs8 tatical maps like the good old Socom days plzzz!
Not a good idea to go up against Halo Reach, the hype for that game will make people in japan buy a 360
Other than Call Of Duty: Black Ops, not too much on the PS3 game menu for the remainder of 2010. I love the Socom series and will be looking forward to this game next year.
Love Zipper SOCOM was my favorite series of the Ps2 era. When Ps3 came out and I heard the next SOCOM game was an online only shooter that wasn't being developed by Zipper, I was immediately skeptical and held off on getting my Ps3. Sure enough, the game didn't deliver what a SOCOM game should. Now with Zipper back at the helm, I finally have a reason to make the jump and re-enter into Sony console gaming.
I guess i am in no hurry to replace my broken PS3 now :P. I was going to buy one right before socom 4 came out, but now i can really save up money and buy it next year.
@mrzero1982pt2 there isn't a regular edition and a Move edition, they will both be on the same disc. It's the advantage of the blu-ray disc.
This is good news for MS. This game gave Move a big edge over Kinect with core gamers. Now the playing field is closer to being level for the holidays. It will be interesting see which sells better now (or if either can manage to sell). Never played a SOCOM before. Definitely planning to give this one a spin whenever it does finally arrive. But the Move just dropped a notch or three down my wish list for this year.
Well I havent maxed out my Primary or secondary skills in Socom Confrontation yet, and I only have 7% trophies on it, so this delay is ok, I guess.
Zipper will do the right thing, they know SOCOM fans are a certain type of gamer. Meticulous & picky. We will be patient until it's made right this time.
Good to hear there is some kind of date for it, I hope it turns out well, and I hope they don't suck it up sue to the move
@x00czar00x SOCOM stands for Special Operations Command. and is mde up of Army: Spec Forces, Air Force: Spec Ops, and Navy: SEALs Marines are not part of SOCOM. So SOCOM doesnt mean only Navy SEALs.
the last socom wasn't very good so my hopes for this are pretty low, but from what i have seen it looks decent a possible buy for me. :)
I'm glad they delayed the game. Pushing the game back means that we'll be getting a better product. Besides, I'm going to be broke this fall with all the games coming out. Grand Turismo 5, DC Universe Online, Crysis 2, Medal of Honor, Black Ops, Enslaved, Quantum Theory, Bulletstorm, New Vegas, Force Unleashed 2, and The Last Guardian just to name a few.
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