Posted on February 10, 2011, Phil Owen Zipper Says F–k SOCOM: Confrontation
Oh man, I feel like I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time. In this age of creating so many iterations of one franchise until you run it into the ground, it’s not unusual for more than one developer to do work on a single franchise. We can typically determine the good entries based on the developer involved, and if we can do that, then you’d better believe the developers themselves can, too.
Even so, most developers are professional about it; you never heard Infinity Ward folks talk trash about Treyarch’s Call of Duty games, for example.
S–t just got real, though. Zipper, which most recently handled MAG, developed most of the SOCOM titles, going back to the PS2 roots of the franchise. Lately, though, Slant Six had the keys to the franchise, developing a couple PSP entries and the PS3′s SOCOM: Confrontation. Zipper is back on SOCOM, though, and their SOCOM 4 is coming out in April.
Sarkar over at Destructoid talked to one of the designers over at Zipper, Ben Jones, about SOCOM 4, and he brought up Confrontation. Here’s what Jones said:
“You know, that’s their [Slant Six's] game. I mean, we really have been focused on SOCOM 4 and doing our own thing. I think, for the franchise, SOCOM 4 is the real first SOCOM on the PS3.”
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