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Developer Diary #1: SOCOM Fireteam Bravo 3 for PSP

Scott McCarthy's Avatar + Posted by Scott McCarthy on Nov 30, 2009 // Director, Product Planning & Software Innovation, SCEA

With the release of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 right around the corner, we’ve got a series of exclusive developer video diaries we’d like to share with you all. The first video in the series, which debuted on GameTrailers last Tuesday, takes a look at the overall storyline and discusses how the team created the game with authenticity in mind. Check out the first developer diary with Slant Six below:

A new developer diary will be posted on GameTrailers later this week, so be sure to check it out!

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+ DjLess on November 30th, 2009 at 11:02 am said:

Game looks great!!!


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+ Deadly-Survivor on November 30th, 2009 at 11:10 am said:

How about socom Confrontation ? This game is being left behind. Right now i dont care about PSP games. I love it and looks good but socom for PS3 IS THE TOP GAMING GAME IN THIS PS3. If socom wasnt out alot of people wouldnt of bought the ps3. YOU SONY and slant six is gonna mess up this game and socom series . shame what a shame. All i can do is shake my head side to side with my head down.


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+ jdude95 on November 30th, 2009 at 11:12 am said:

Why’d you guys change your video player? My ps3 says “this application is not supported” where the video player should be. This isn’t a one time occurance either; I posted about this on the “it only does hd entertainment bundles” post too. As I said before, please fix this; it is very ironic to not be able to view videos on an official playstation blog on my ps3.


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+ shack_up on November 30th, 2009 at 11:30 am said:

game sucks just like the developer suck six. ruined Socom and all you fan boys just look at your wonderful 6K on constipation. waste of money. hope not a a single copy gets bought


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+ MiChAeL6 on November 30th, 2009 at 11:31 am said:

Looking good, excited for this and the socom DLC


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+ Moosehole on November 30th, 2009 at 11:34 am said:

You can take this post and shove it. Where are the SOCOM: Confrontation 1.6 patch and DLC? We’ve been waiting for over a year, jerks.


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+ Jasko45 on November 30th, 2009 at 11:34 am said:

Enough of the story mode, I want more information on the online where I’ll spend most of my time at!

As for Confrontation; am I the only one NOT [DELETED] about it and actually enjoys it?

BTW: Who ever posted this video you’re 3-4 days late, the SocomFTB3 website already had it. lmao.


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+ Jasko45 on November 30th, 2009 at 11:36 am said:

Enough of the story mode, I want more information on the online where I’ll spend most of my time at!

As for Confrontation; am I the only one NOT b1tch1ng about it and actually enjoys it?

BTW: Who ever posted this video you’re 3-4 days late, the SocomFTB3 website already had it. lmao.


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+ GordaoPreguicoso on November 30th, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

FIX SOCOM CONFRONTATION!
Remove the perks system and release the maps. Please within my lifetime.


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+ gooch-getta on November 30th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

Hilarious.

I and 3 of my friends would have never bought a PS3 if it wasnt for socom. Now its ruined and the ONLY game i bought the system for is treated like CRAP. SONY and SLANT SUCKS Ruined the PS3.

The only game that was a SYSTEM SELLER… Shame on you.


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+ LukaX23 on November 30th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

Please don’t mess this one up… Confrontation was such a disappointment.


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+ JKC31 on November 30th, 2009 at 12:14 pm said:

Developer Diary + Product Marketing Manager – manager of marketing products + Product that need marketing + Manager = (FAIL)Manager<Developer+Diary.


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+ poodude on November 30th, 2009 at 12:20 pm said:

Am I the only one who feels bad for Slant 6? I mean, yes they screwed up, but that was a year ago. They were (to my understanding) new with the PS3 hardware, so it’s not their fault the game was broken at launch, though they should have delayed it. Anyway, this game looks good and hopefully Slant 6 knows more about PS3 developing so if they do the next SOCOM fans won’t be as dissapointed. But I will be picking this up come next year!


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+ poodude on November 30th, 2009 at 12:21 pm said:

Also, I know this isn’t releated to the post, but can you guys change the video player? Everytime I visit the blog on my PS3 I can never watch any of the videos.


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+ THAT_SOCOM_GUY on November 30th, 2009 at 12:22 pm said:

As someone who has been playing Socom from it’s very begining I must say that I too Hope that nop one buys this game. As far as I’m concerned Slant Six should be disbanded as a Company and all their assets sold off. Let them slide into oblivion(not the game) and never rear their ugly heads again. I mean to work on a psp game as your main focal point is absurd when One of the TOP FRANCHISES for Sony gets left behind in the dark. I will NOT BUY THIS GAME AT ALL. Ilove FBT and FTB 2, Slant Six messed it up with that tactical crap of a game that they tried to sell all of us. I rented got bored in an hour and brought it back and got the money I paid for the rental back. You suckered us with Confrontation with all it’s marvelous features and wonderful amount of DLC that was supposed to come out Monthly. Disappointment is all I can say about socom now. I am ashamed to have this PSN Name…..


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+ kingnigel on November 30th, 2009 at 12:33 pm said:

Jeff I have to say, its a real shame that i can’t watch a video on the OFFICIAL playstation blog on my ps3. Ever since the last update i have been unable to see any videos on this site and many others. Seriously, whats up with that?


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+ PAs_MAKO-30 on November 30th, 2009 at 12:42 pm said:

Sony, You’re pathetic and have no shame. You still haven’t given us what was promised on Confrontation, but yet you’re giving us “FTB3 dev diaries”? Take this post and shove it down your throat. And please, by all means, gag on it.

You continually spit in the faces of your SOCOM fan-base. I wouldn’t take FTB3 if it were free.

Again.. You’re pathetic!


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+ Sup3r_l33t_N1nj4 on November 30th, 2009 at 1:04 pm said:

NO ONE BUY THIS GAME.

It’s sad to see good studios being closed down because of the economy while a [DELETED] studio like Slant Six being give a multi-million dollar franchise and turning it into a complete POS. Eff’ Slant Six and eff’ SCEA for allowing this. Sony has always been regarded to making the best first party games but this is embarrassing.


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+ KidCommando on November 30th, 2009 at 1:04 pm said:

Wow, I would also be a little upset if I was a SOCOM fan. To see Slant6’s next project being advertised/marketed before addressing or just ignoring the PS3 version is kind of a kick in the nards.

I would be apprehensive in supporting Slant 6 after witnessing the Confrontation launch, the following fan disapointment, and the developer silence that followed.


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+ CL_KANOS on November 30th, 2009 at 1:20 pm said:

sorry but confrontation was a failure and these devs haven’t done a thing about it since launch. dont try sell me another item when last 1 was broke. O yea 1 more thing..

AVATARS??? Skype?? Inet browser needs fixed from that patch also??? lol thx sony


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+ CL_KANOS on November 30th, 2009 at 1:21 pm said:

I AGREE. NO1 BUY THIS GAME


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+ Nynja on November 30th, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

If you aren’t happy with Confrontation then move on to bigger and better games. I have, along with many of my friends and former clan members.

SOCOM is not what it used to be nor were the changes on par with basic standards set by current generation games and their solid online play.

Here’s to hoping Zipper giving us SOCOM 4 with a campaign and taking what they learned from MAG and bringing it over.

Just give us the small intense firefights from the past. If I want to play overly sized maps with 100s of other players and vehicles, I play a different game.

Again, if you (gamers) aren’t happy; move on. No point in arguing with developers about this game. Remember – $15 map pack 2 years after release for a game that still doesn’t work properly.


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+ TailsTheCat on November 30th, 2009 at 1:42 pm said:

The PSP is still around?

The PSP has had its day…


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+ sithmathamatiks on November 30th, 2009 at 1:44 pm said:

never played socom i my life….i will definitely be checking out this game, for my psp. multiplayer looks intense!!!


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+ Bladesofgold on November 30th, 2009 at 1:49 pm said:

Boycott Any Further release from Slant 6. They obviously don’t respect the Ps3 community. If you buy the map pack if it’s ever released you’re just as dumb as they are. Sony make it free or don’t be surprised if people start boycotting sony altogether. Look i’m tired of the lies and it doesn’t take a genius to see that it’s Sony who’s over Slant 6. We paid $60 bucks for a broken game and now you want to charge for map packs sounds like you taking a page from the the other HD console.


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+ burnedearth on November 30th, 2009 at 1:50 pm said:

Socom bites the big one. There are way better FPS games out there.


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+ xI-Red-Ix on November 30th, 2009 at 1:57 pm said:

LMFaO @ the whiners

CRY MOAR
getting this day one


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+ dreww3 on November 30th, 2009 at 2:03 pm said:

as soon as I saw slant six I made up my mind, im not buying it. it’s a shame really what they’ve done with the socom series.

Sony why are you letting them make another socom game!?


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+ zombie_56 on November 30th, 2009 at 2:19 pm said:

IS PSN OFFLINE OR SOMETHING I KEEP GETTING AN ERROR AS OCURED YOU HAVE BEEN SIGNED OUT OF PLAYSTATION NETWORK ERROR CODE 80710B23


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+ emerjq24 on November 30th, 2009 at 2:33 pm said:

I really dont understand why all these people are complaning about a ps3 game on a blog that is about the psp. You have the right to be mad,but take take mess somewhere else that is totally disrespectful and inappropriate to those people who want to get updates about this game.


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+ Fusion_ID on November 30th, 2009 at 2:43 pm said:

I never ended up getting FB2 (do have 1) but this looks great. I have a PSPgo now too so it will be nice to be able to just jump into some multiplayer whenever I feel like it without needing to swap discs around. w00t!


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+ PAs_MAKO-30 on November 30th, 2009 at 2:46 pm said:

@30
We have been disrespected and ignored since the launch of Confrontation by this dev and publisher. Please excuse us if we don’t have much sympathy about how you feel in regards to our replies in this public forum by a dev who has screwed over loyal followers of the SOCOM brand.


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+ Bladesofgold on November 30th, 2009 at 2:47 pm said:

@30 Socom is a franchise. They won’t let people comment on Socom.com so we have to come here and wherever else we can to voice our displeasure. They ripped us off and we are not taking it anymore. Since you like buying games from them fine but no need to be a forum sheriff.


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on November 30th, 2009 at 2:57 pm said:

THEY CAN PUT CAMPAIGNS IN FTB..BUT CANT DO IT ON CONFRONTATION..SO DISAPPOINTING…IM SURE SOCOM FOR THE PSP IS VERY POPULAR….BUT IT ALL STARTED ON THE PLAYSTATION..WHERE IS GENERATED IS TRUE FANS..SO THOSE WHO SAY WE CANT COMPLAIN ABOUT CONFRONTAION ON THIS BLOG..ARE NOT REAL FANS OF SOCOM! ANYONE WHO HAS PLAYED AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS FRANCHISE SINCE SOCOM 1..KNOW HOW SERIOUS AND PAINFUL IT IS TO PLAY A BETTER LOOKING ONE WITH SO MANY ERRORS.ALTHOUGH THE GAME IS GETTING BETTER..ITS JUST TAKING TOOO LONG :/ ANYWHO..CONGRADS FOR THE PSP SOCOM FANS..BUT FOR THE PS SOCOM FANS KEEP YOUR HEADS UP..THERES STILL HOPE!! :P


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+ georgecat315fat on November 30th, 2009 at 2:57 pm said:

looks great!


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+ B1GG1N on November 30th, 2009 at 3:02 pm said:

Here is a direct link to the video (views just fine via the browser) for all those viewing this via your PS3 browser and experiencing the “This application is not supported” error: http://www.viddler.com/explore/sceablog/videos/687/

Jeff/Chris, may I suggest you provide this service yourselves until this problem can be fixed (hopefully during the next firmware update).


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+ Deeloc107 on November 30th, 2009 at 3:12 pm said:

socom is dead Slant Six killed it.can we have zipper start working on SOCOM 4………………..


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+ crowsticky1234 on November 30th, 2009 at 3:18 pm said:

It looks like they put this to the next level, a story with 4 soliders shooting various enemies like before, unveiling their and some enchanced graphics. That’s no problem. It’s the same o same o. Now,Slant Six, please, don’t mess up The SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo Franchise, IF YOU DO, then, YOU JUST RUINED A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SERIES FOR THE PSP, AND AFTER THIS, I WILL NOT BUY YOUR GAMES UNTIL YOU IMPROVED. PLEASE, DO NOT DISAPPOINT ME!!!!!!


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+ crowsticky1234 on November 30th, 2009 at 3:30 pm said:

Edited:

It looks like they put this to the next level, a story with 4 soliders shooting various enemies like before, unveiling their and some enchanced graphics. That’s no problem. It’s the same o same o. Now,Slant Six, please, don’t mess up The SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo Franchise, IF YOU DO, then, YOU JUST RUINED A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SERIES FOR THE PSP, AND AFTER THIS, I WILL NOT BUY YOUR GAMES UNTIL YOU IMPROVED. PLEASE, DO NOT DISAPPOINT ME and Deeloc107, “The SOCOM series” is not dead…yet. Zipper already finished the PS2, Slant Six messed up the PS3 Franchise. Now, what we got left is The PSP. So Slant Six got one more chance. If they break that chance than everybody in America is not going to buy their games.


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+ zombie_56 on November 30th, 2009 at 3:31 pm said:

will you people shut up confrontation is awesome


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+ Deeloc107 on November 30th, 2009 at 3:46 pm said:

zombie_56 u shut up u really think confrontation is awesome.go play socom 2 and then tell me what u think is missing in confrontation.then go play socom fireteam bravo 2 and count how many guns r in that little psp game and then think to yourself do u really think socom confrontation is awesome………………….


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+ emerjq24 on November 30th, 2009 at 3:56 pm said:

@ 32 and 33 you clearly missed the point. every blog i read there are people like you talking about something negative that has nothing with the blog. Im sure there many other places where ur comments would be appropiate . Im not trying to get in a war of words with either of you because I would win. I just suggested finding a better place. But what can I expect you probably just seen socom and ps and figured to speak your mind about a game that came in 2008. ????? funny sheriff of a forum real cute the joke is on u


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+ NEJI64 on November 30th, 2009 at 3:58 pm said:

@Bladesofgold Confrontaion was a $40 game and if you paid 60 bucks then you bought the bundle.

but yea my only Complaint with Confrontation is the lack of a story line. turning Socom into a multiplayer game was the dumbest thing every. Slant6 should have focus on a strong single player and Cooperative.


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+ VanilaGorila-x- on November 30th, 2009 at 4:09 pm said:

Dear god, keep the SOCOM [DELETED] to the SOCOM forums.

VG


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+ T3mpr1x on November 30th, 2009 at 4:19 pm said:

Wow, I knew there’d be a lot of negativity in these comments, but WOW…This isn’t really the spot to moan.

On topic, this game is looking nice! I tried it at the PS.Blog meetup back in June and it was pretty fun. Should be good for playing in bed or when I have a few spare minutes.


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+ caracrowland on November 30th, 2009 at 4:26 pm said:

You need to make a new socom for the ps3 and add a story mode. I still play socom 3(which I think is the best one yet) for my ps2. Make a new please and finish the 1.6 confrontation update


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+ phinnv8 on November 30th, 2009 at 4:29 pm said:

I had no problem with turning Socom into a multiplayer game online (that’s all it was good at before anyway).

The problems I DID have was Zipper abandoning such a unique game and Slant Six ruining it.

Releasing a terribly buggy, laggy, and crash prone game with only 7 maps and taking almost a year to fix it to be decent (1.50).

Zipper made a big mistake abandoning Socom for MAG. Bad Company 2 Beta blows it away.


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+ dreww3 on November 30th, 2009 at 4:46 pm said:

why slant six? WHY? They already screwed up confrontation, and you let them make a PSP game too now!? under the socom name !?!?


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+ Darth-Krayt on November 30th, 2009 at 5:42 pm said:

Jeff,

OK, this is really starting to be BS that the videos don’t work on the PS3’s browser anymore. Go back to the old video player for the love of the gaming gods. Why would you guys take a step back like that?

And to all you cry babies whinning about Confrontation, you are all full of crap. Yes, the game was busted when it came out, but it’s nearly perfect now. All the bugs have been worked out, and is now my personal favorite SOCOM ever. You guys are just typical internet gaming generation cry babies complaining about everything.

For anyone who hasn’t got Confrontation yet, don’t listen to these idiots. It’s awesome now, and now is the best time to jump on board since the bugs are finally fixed and the DLC pack is about to come out. Don’t fall for cry baby propaganda. You all know how most inter-tards are. And there are ALOT of them here.


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+ Bladesofgold on November 30th, 2009 at 5:44 pm said:

@42…u can’t even spell properly so yeah you’re smart. Don’t get mad because you’re not as smart as the rest of us.@43.. yeah i bought the bundle so even at $40 or $8 which the game goes for now the point is that stuff they put on the box is not in the game now even a year later. And to have an online only game that came out in ’08 as you say to have no DLC has to be a failure.


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