Sony Explains The Difficulty Of Bringing Us Another SOCOM Title
We haven't seen a new SOCOM entry for a while now (I think the last one I played was SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs) and it doesn't look like we'll get another any time soon.
But why? Well, Sony has tried to answer that question.
During a recent PS Nation interview with Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, we learn that while Sony appreciates the "passion and dedication" of the fans, SOCOM isn't an easy franchise to bring back:
"In an online game...you know [everything has] moved on. So much of quality and production values, everything is way, way higher. People have great memories of playing these games many years ago but people’s experiences have moved on as well. So even if they say that they had a great time and they want to experience it again they may not know how much higher their own expectations have become."
Yoshida added that it's a matter of gauging gamer interest by balancing what they're saying against what they actually want to see and play. That's a pretty sound approach, wouldn't you say? In this rapidly moving industry, our expectations change on a frequent basis and what the community accepted and loved before changes constantly.
Do you want another SOCOM? And if so, what would you like to see in the new effort?
12/10/2015 11:25:15 AM Ben Dutka