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SOCOM 4 Currently In The Works?

It wouldn't come as any shock to learn that Sony was already preparing another SOCOM installment; it has routinely proven to be a popular and mostly profitable franchise.

According to PS3Center, PCB Productions may have prematurely lifted the lid on SOCOM 4. The digital content creation studio lists the work they've done - and are currently doing - and as you will see via the link at the aforementioned source, the title "SOCOM 4" appears just a little ways down on their credits page. It seems they've done some "motion capture direction" and that the game is "in development," which should come as good news to all fans of the long-running series. Now the question is: if Zipper Interactive is nearing completion on MAG, might they already be starting in on the next official SOCOM entry? Or have the design duties returned to Slant Six, who are also chugging away on SOCOM: US Fireteam Bravo 3 for the PSP. Last year's SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation got off to a slow start due to unstable servers and other technical issues, but we weren't overly hasty and waited for many of the bigger problems to be repaired. We're glad we did, too; as it turns out, the game offered a very solid online multiplayer experience.

Anyway, we'll let you know if any fresh news concerning SOCOM 4 pops up. We imagine there are plenty of fans out there who will be excited to learn more about the impending title.

7/5/2009 John Shepard

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Morals
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 10:16:43 PM
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OHH GOD FINALY!

Confrontation REALLY needed a campaign.

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packersfan66
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 10:17:37 PM
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saweeeet

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mustang750r
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 10:39:31 PM
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@Morals
A campaign wasn't intended thus the online only. Confrontation was imo trying to cater to those who loved the online aspect of SOCOM.

Sorry in advanced if I come across rude. XD

P.S. Commenting on my PSP sucks because the reply doesn't work the way it's meant to. "sigh"

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Morals
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 10:53:31 PM

I know, but it was the only thing that kept Confrontation from being great. Other than the servers of course.

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Alienange
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 10:49:33 PM
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Somebody's going to get fired.

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Juanalf
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 11:00:25 PM
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I hope for a single player Campaign which kept me from getting Confrontation.I am sure the people who have Confrontation and are Socom fanatics only demand that /6 will not be involved in Socom 4 in any shape or form.

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Victor321
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 11:02:32 PM
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I hope that SOCOM 4 gets an excellent singleplayer campaign, like SOCOM 3, as an online-only game doesn't appeal to me (never got confrontation because of this). However, I still want to see online in this next one, along with co-op, hopefully.

I miss Zipper Interactive as the helmer of the SOCOM titles, and although they're not making the 3rd Fireteam Bravo title on PSP, unlike the first two, it's still a buy for me.

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infekt
Sunday, July 05, 2009 @ 11:31:01 PM

Yeah. I see where you are coming from. But I got my copy with my PS headset. And now I play SOCOM: Confrontations every weekend with buddies. Its something I look forward to after a long week of work.

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Victor321
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 8:41:11 PM

That sounds good man =D

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 1:20:51 AM
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hey mustang, i use my PSP to comment on here also, cool. But anyways, im glad to hear it. I hope the game will be on PS2 also, i dont want our brothers left behind, speaking of which, PS2 LBP any1? I think they should get good hardcore games to, maybe they cant afford a PS3, dont you think they should get the same games us PS3 owners get? even if they are watered down. EX: PSP LBP, PSP Motorstorm, PSP MGS.

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Swim_Irr
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 3:10:05 AM

no. i disagree... respectfully, of course. i think that is a horrible idea for a couple reasons.

1) if big-name games were all put on the ps2 as well, it would only make a consumer's decision to jump to the PS3 a little more difficult seeing that both consoles receive the same games. (and there's a hell of a lot of cheap people out there)

2) if SOCOM4 is made for both consoles, then the majority of the game would have to be very similar on both consoles (save for a few key things: graphics, sound, polished all-around on PS3). the bad thing about this is that this would keep the PS3 version from being a great "next-gen" game, in terms of gameplay. I play Confrontation daily, and i think the biggest problem with the game (except for the game's obvious flaws) is the lack of Slant 6's attempt to make a fresh, new stride with the series. the video may be in HD, but there is absolutely nothing about the gameplay, controls, features, etc. that makes me feel like i am getting a "next-gen" experience... the only reason i keep playing is because of the friendships i have made through the game. (if you've been keeping up with the socom.com blog, then you will know that this is the premier reason why people still play Confrontation)

i will have to agree with JDHeXeN that /6 should not be allowed anywhere near SOCOM4. i pray that whatever dev gets a chance with this title realizes and understands my plea for a true "next-gen" experience.

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___________
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 2:30:36 AM
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great but keep it to the aspects of socom 2.
that was the best of the series and for the love of god put a single campaign in.
add that and syphon filter.
why sony hasent announced that yet is beyond me, if theres one series that they have thats similar to halo and as popular its that.
both broken mirror and logans shadow are by far the best psp titles, so i wish they would hurry up and announce that for the ps3.
add those 2 with the announced games like heavy rain GOW3 and im set.
now all i need is some news on doom 4 and half life 2 epp3, seems like years since we heard of either.

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Jed
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 2:51:47 AM
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I agree with pretty much all of the posts above, GIVE US A SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIN!!!

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Godslim
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 8:12:21 AM
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BRING BACK THE EPIC SOCOM THEME MUSIC!

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rcrodgers
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 8:54:18 AM
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I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it'll be Zipper. Confrontation, in my opinion, had lots of potential, but Slant 6 seems to take forever when it comes to fixing the bugs... For instance, we've been hearing about the 1.5 patch since April (at least), and they claim it's still going through Sony's QA, yet patches to KillZone 2 and other games seem to fly through QA.

Although I still own Confrontation, I haven't even tried playing it since March due to lag and other issues.

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Mr Bitey
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 9:13:01 AM
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I was really interested in Confrontation before it's release, but the problems with the playing online and lack of campaign kept me away.

I hope for 4 that they iron out all of the kinks prior to release and add in a campaign. I'd pick it up for sure.

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Mista
Monday, July 06, 2009 @ 7:22:16 PM
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I was really excited for Confrontation too... Then I bought it :( I kept the headset and sold it maybe a week or so before the trophy patch. Sorry Socom but there are bigger and frankly, better games for me to spend my online time playing. With Zipper behind the scenes of Mag I'm gonna be a day one buyer as long as it holds up at least to what was shown at E3.


P.S. And Socom (as much as I love the multiplayer) isn't Socm without a single player campaign!

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Deadman
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 @ 7:16:16 PM

The trophies are nearly imposible to get. This article just reminded me that Confrontation is still installed on my HDD while I dont think its a bad game its just not for me. Ill keep the shell but Ill never play it again.

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