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Zipper Interactive Working On An RPG?

We always like to see good developers branching out...even when we really have no idea what they're doing.

Zipper Interactive is best known for their SOCOM games and the massive online multiplayer shooter, MAG. Well, a certain game blog has located the CV of Zipper's David Chambers, and there are some points of interest.

Most importantly, it appears the developer is working on two currently unannounced games for the PlayStation platform. One is another third-person shooter (perhaps along the same lines as SOCOM) but the other is a role-playing game. ...wow, really? What are we thinking? Is Zipper the kind of developer you'd trust with an RPG? And what should we expect? An MMO like MAG or something more traditional?

Personally, I'm a fan of diversity in a studio. It's great when they've got a firm grasp of one particular genre or style, but if you've got the requisite talent, why not try something new? There's no doubt that people will be skeptical, just because you've never succeeded outside your comfort zone. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try.

Tags: zipper interactive, zipper games, socom, mag

10/5/2011 9:02:38 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

Victor321
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 9:34:23 PM
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Definitely interested.

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Highlander
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 9:47:32 PM
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Interesting, definitely interesting.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 10:17:59 PM
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RPG shooter like Fallout?
Or inspiration from RAGE?

WHO CARES!! I KNOW I'M INTERESTED!!!!!

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maxpontiac
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 12:53:32 PM

I believe that could be what is. Well, I at least hope it is.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 10:58:29 PM
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I not only think they can do it, but I'm very interested in it! Considering how deep the gameplay and mp was in the Socom franchise on the PS2 for a TPS, and how very deep MAG was that's a great stepping stone to work with. Full faith! They need to venture out, MAG was epic, but they've lost something that always made Socom so good. Now it's time to try something new! Good for them!

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Russell Burrows
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 1:01:08 AM
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I want humans at 1/tenth of an inch height on an alien planet rpg.

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Beamboom
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 1:45:51 AM
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I am by default interested in *any* new IP, but when it is a RPG then ten times as much.
However, most developers tend to create something within the realms of what they've done before, so I don't have hopes for more than a rather lightweight action rpg here.
I don't really see the SOCOM developers making a game with trade skills, resource harvesting and player housing...

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KNG201
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 2:51:58 AM
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hope its a western rpg / modern rpg

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Underdog15
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 10:08:11 AM

What else would a Western developer make?

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___________
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 3:19:53 AM
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it will probably be a game similar to SOCOM but have RPG elements.
the RPG term these days has so many variations its impossible to know what to expect!
i hope the other one is MAG 2.
i really enjoyed that, and im not a MP guy!
probably the best multiplayer i have ever played!
i hope this time though they cut down the number of players to help improve the graphics, the dam game looked like bloody counter strike!

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big6
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 9:19:03 AM

MAG was outstanding! It currently stands as the best FPS multiplayer I've ever played. A close second would be KZ2.
I actually played MAG religiously until I reached the coveted level 70. =)

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 4:32:05 AM
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Another TPS is always welcome, even if I don't get around to it. They're just so much more appealing than FPSs... >.> (Dey see me trollan')

But a Zipper RPG. That's kinda weird, and if it's true, I can't wait to see what it is. I don't think that they'd follow in the footsteps of Fallout, but I really paint what I imagine that it would be like... This could be interesting.

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Nynja
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 7:46:39 AM
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If people still trust Square-Enix with RPGs, then I think Zipper should be allowed a shot.

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Underdog15
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 10:07:40 AM

HA! Awesome.

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Highlander
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 11:35:15 AM

Ka-Ching!

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DrRockso87
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 2:11:06 PM
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It'll probably be a tactical shooter with RPG elements in it.

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