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SOCOM 4: It’s Official!

Jeremy Dunham's Avatar + Posted by Jeremy Dunham on Mar 04, 2010 // Sr. Community Manager, Zipper Interactive

I wanted to drop in and deliver some truly exciting news – on behalf of everyone here at Zipper Interactive, I’m pleased to announce that SOCOM 4 is indeed in development and is slated for release exclusively on PlayStation 3 this fall.

SOCOM 4 screenshot Explosion

Of course, as with any new announcement, what you really want to know are the details: Who’s in your squad? Where have they been deployed? What kind of threat are they up against? Though we’ll be revealing the answers to all these questions and plenty more throughout 2010, we don’t want to leave you completely in the dark, so what we will tell you is that a militant revolutionary has unexpectedly seized control in an important South Asian country. As the Ops Com, your mission is to command an elite five-man squad charged with stopping his aggressive agenda before it’s too late. In only six days, you must lead your team through a hostile jungle and urban environments against an army of well-armed rebel insurgents that completely outnumber you.

If that setup doesn’t whet your appetite enough, you should also be pleased to know that in addition to the SOCOM’s single-player operation, players will also be able to enjoy a 32-person multiplayer mode that boasts more Special Forces units than ever before!

If you crave even more information, then the guys at IGN have you covered with their exclusive first-look preview at what we’ve shown so far. Editor and shooting game fanatic, Ryan Geddes, dropped by our studio earlier in the week to check out SOCOM 4 for himself, so be sure to read the full IGN article to find out what he thinks.

SOCOM 4 screenshot Team Running

But wait! There’s more! As part of our continued announcement celebration, the folks at GameTrailers TV will air the world premiere trailer for SOCOM 4 tonight at 12:30 am EST/PST. All you have to do is tune in to Spike TV when the time is right and let your eyes and ears do the rest. Don’t miss it!

Oh, and before we let you go, we wanted to send a message to our SOCOM and MAG fans all over the world. First, if you play MAG and wonder what this means for the game’s future, wonder no more – we’re still fully committed to supporting MAG for a long, long time and the addition of another game in our lineup doesn’t change that. Second, it’s been great to hear from SOCOM fanatics located in every corner of the globe as we led into today’s announcement. We’re extremely excited to be attached to this beloved franchise again and knowing that so many people wanted us to return to something that already meant so much to us has been both inspiring and touching – so thank you to all of you who wanted it to happen! We look forward to living up to your expectations.

SOCOM 4 screenshot Team Cover

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+ XXstupidnameXX on March 4th, 2010 at 12:46 pm said:

I hope the trophies arent impossible, they arent even fun when they are as hard as confrontation.

I would have preferred a new ip announcement here though…


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    + Jeremy Dunham on March 4th, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

    We\’re looking at these carefully; don\’t worry.


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+ xTruShinobix on March 4th, 2010 at 12:46 pm said:

I foresee awards for MAG and this. The year is still young but this is gonna be amazing!

Zipper! Do you guys think you will also be making the supplemental Fireteam Bravo for this? Haha I can’t help but be giddy.


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+ Blunttagio on March 4th, 2010 at 12:46 pm said:

i suck


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+ MadmanNeverDies on March 4th, 2010 at 12:47 pm said:

Considering the botched job on the last Ps3 SOCOM, I think we can consider this game series dead and forgettable.

Why do developers insist on shoving games down our throats, when their games are unanimously considered to be stale, crap, or otherwise?

Don’t get me wrong, SOCOM on the Ps2 was brilliant. But the series has been ecclipsed by a handful of better series, and really should be left as is: a legendary series. Now we’re just kicking a dead horse.


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+ saik on March 4th, 2010 at 12:49 pm said:

Woot, finally a true SOCOM game! Sorry Slant Six, that mess Confrontation is now a bad memory.


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+ JohnnySasaki on March 4th, 2010 at 12:49 pm said:

Awesome! :D


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+ CapinChronic on March 4th, 2010 at 12:50 pm said:

Time to go own some Raven and Valor :D


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+ Deeloc107 on March 4th, 2010 at 12:50 pm said:

i just want to know does socom 4 have 3rd person and 1st person view like socom2 had back in the days.


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+ nik3083 on March 4th, 2010 at 12:50 pm said:

OMG! Thank you Zipper. This is what I have been waiting for since the release of the PS3. When I read this news I immediately called all of my buddies that I used to play Socom 2-3 with. They were just as excited. Thank you!


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+ SMK056 on March 4th, 2010 at 12:51 pm said:

can we see the game this yaer?


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    + Jeremy Dunham on March 4th, 2010 at 1:08 pm said:

    Yep. Coming out in the fall.


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+ God0fWaR7845 on March 4th, 2010 at 12:51 pm said:

Yeah very unexpected! yet awesome! i have never played socom, but i’m gonna get this for sure, looks/sounds great! good job Zipper, it is a tough job handling 2 BIG titles once, but i’m you guys will handle it! Cheers!


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+ C-Moneys on March 4th, 2010 at 12:52 pm said:

thats awesome


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+ Agent_Clutch on March 4th, 2010 at 12:52 pm said:

@ 154 you are completely wrong the last SOCOM was a opening act for a true SOCOM by the original Developer Series is far from dead. Guarantee this sells atleast 2-3 mil. For an exclusive title thats not bad. especially if it lives up to the hype and word of mouth gets out about it.


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+ TheGuardianFID on March 4th, 2010 at 12:52 pm said:

Freaking Awesome, Zipper’s back with a vengeance on the Socom scene lol, congrats guys on MAG, It’s an awesome game and I can’t wait to see what new things you bring to the Socom franchise, I’ll be watching the trailer tonight for SOCOM 4!!! 8)


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+ trustkill on March 4th, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

very excited for this release. i must confess… i’ve never played socom before.


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+ Coramoor_ on March 4th, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

@SMK056

the game has been announced according to this very blog for this fall


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+ Demonhunter84 on March 4th, 2010 at 12:54 pm said:

I have a question why didn’t you guys wait for E3 to announce Socom 4? I am a huge fan of the series and hopefully Socom 4 is better than Socom 3. Also do you guys have any plans for a Socom U.S Navy Seals Collection for PS3? Like having all four Socom games in HD graphics with trophies.


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+ mikemill on March 4th, 2010 at 12:54 pm said:

PLEASE MAKE THE TROPHIES ON THIS GAME MORE REALISTIC THEN CONFRONTATION’S TROPHIES!!!!!


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    + Jeremy Dunham on March 4th, 2010 at 1:31 pm said:

    As in, mailing you a physical trophy? That could get expensive.

    J/K


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+ andycapps on March 4th, 2010 at 12:55 pm said:

With it having 5 man squads, any news about co-op one way or the other?


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+ I-Fling-Poo-At-U on March 4th, 2010 at 12:55 pm said:

all there doing is taking mag from 256 player down to 32 players online and adding a single player there u go socom 4 lol


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+ buck-shot00 on March 4th, 2010 at 12:56 pm said:

Great new, Thank you Zipper!!!


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+ JoeDierte on March 4th, 2010 at 12:56 pm said:

I am really excited about this. My first experience with SOCOM was SOCOM: Confrontation. Fun multiplayer but needs single player or at least training missions like Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising and Escalation.


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+ tylerdurden30 on March 4th, 2010 at 12:57 pm said:

Wow so this is the big reveal? This sucks. Haven’t we had enough of these military shooters yet? I know alot of people are into this release but I would’ve expected something much better than this for the big reveal. SOCOM 4 was bound to happen, and everyone here knew it. I hope those who are hyped for this get a shooter they enjoy and for the rest us , I guess we have other things to look forward to like God of War 3 and Final Fantasy, maybe a Jak 4 in the future or Twisted Metal. At least now I don’t have to watch Spike tonight and I can go back to playing Heavy Rain and Bayonetta.


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+ C-Moneys on March 4th, 2010 at 12:58 pm said:

Awesome news! Can’t wait.


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+ Vasher52 on March 4th, 2010 at 12:58 pm said:

Enough with the shooters Sony. Bring back dark cloud or hot shots golf. I wish there would be a fresh new adventure (Zelda style) ip. Were getting drowned with shooters this generation.where are the adveture driven story titles?


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+ Berae on March 4th, 2010 at 12:59 pm said:

Thats a complete surprise! this is awesome!


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+ Berae on March 4th, 2010 at 1:00 pm said:

I forgot…A coop part would be very nice too


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+ C-Moneys on March 4th, 2010 at 1:00 pm said:

I don’t have an account on the blog, but I somehow became “C-Money” when visiting this post. I was able to post entry 174 under his account. Someone might want to fix this identity issue. I am nice, but someone could ruin this poor persons account by this bug.


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+ twooh on March 4th, 2010 at 1:01 pm said:

Awesome. As long as /6 isn’t the dev of this game, I will try it out.


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+ MAGNUM-RAM on March 4th, 2010 at 1:01 pm said:

UNBELIEVABLE!!!
YES!!!
Thank The Lord!

Im kinda sad that socom confrontation will not be getting any more dlc though. Ever since cold front socom has been incredible.

Now that I know Socom 4 is coming i cant be more excited. I wish zipper could release this tommorow. MUST BUY. DAY 1. Socomers Rejoice! We BACK MOFOS!!! Hoooooooooooooooooooo YaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrHHH!!!


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+ Life-or-Death on March 4th, 2010 at 1:01 pm said:

Best new’s ever. When I get back from the A-stan I’ll be giving er hard!


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+ Thrasher20 on March 4th, 2010 at 1:01 pm said:

I loved SOCOM 1’s campaign. TBH I never played 2 and 3. Now I will play those and this one!


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+ OuterHeaven77 on March 4th, 2010 at 1:02 pm said:

A new Zipper Socom. This truly is a great day


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+ the1pliskin on March 4th, 2010 at 1:02 pm said:

Jack Bauer/Kiefer Sutherland as the Ops Commander! COD:5… He was great! :)


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+ Shin-Ra on March 4th, 2010 at 1:02 pm said:

SCE has a *crapload* of new games to announce, they’ve been spreading announcements over the year for years now. Don’t know why so many still expect everything at E3 and TGS.

“Gamer’s” ignorance about Confrontation and prejudice for this game, before even seeing it in motion is disappointing.

I for one am interested in seeing how Zipper approaches the single player and PS3 tech with a fullsize PS3 SOCOM and I only took a proper interest in SOCOM 1 on PS2.


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+ remanutd5 on March 4th, 2010 at 1:02 pm said:

wheres Heavenly Sword 2 sony? that would be a surprise , dont you guys think there are too many shooters on the system already ? shooterstation , sony please so many franchises so many diverse games and you are announcing Socom 4 not even after 2 months that MAG has been on the market and soon to follow Starhawk, Killzone 3 and Resistance 3 , if i wanted to play shooter games i would have bought another console this is playstation not shooterstation , please we want Heavenly Sword 2 , Twisted Metal , Legend of The Dragoon 2 , Primal 2 , MediEvil ps3 or more action/adventure / platformers / rpg games , no offense Socom fans but i was expecting something as big as God of War , Uncharted or even Heavy Rain since the guy on gametrailers had the guts to compare this game to those masterpieces , bah


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+ jimmyfoxhound on March 4th, 2010 at 1:03 pm said:

Seems like a strange announcement just a month or two out from their hyped up MAG game. MAG musta been a complete failure.

Oh hey, I have a great idea for a new game! Get this, it’s set in the modern military and a special group of elite commandos have to go into a foreign country and blow things up. EPIC! There is lots of blood and cussing. AWESOME! And you can go online and go PEW PEW PEW! ARGH! This is getting so STALE…


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+ JayD-1K on March 4th, 2010 at 1:04 pm said:

4 player co-op PLEASE!
and thank you!


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+ desertdude10 on March 4th, 2010 at 1:04 pm said:

Does anyone know if you will be able to play multiplayer (2 people on one system) while playing in the online 32 person mode?


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+ Thrasher20 on March 4th, 2010 at 1:04 pm said:

Why isn’t my Ape avatar showing up!?!?!?


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+ startazz on March 4th, 2010 at 1:04 pm said:

Well pleaed this is a single player as well as multiplayer ;-)just need some video of it now but i know we will get that later.oh and in game please.


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+ TeeDog on March 4th, 2010 at 1:05 pm said:

That’s the best news I’ve heard all day!


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+ Ehahneli-13 on March 4th, 2010 at 1:05 pm said:

I’ve never played a SOCOM game, but because I love MAG I will keep a close eye on this one. I just hope you guys support MAG for awhile, and I’m not just talking about patches. I want some DLC (new maps, new weapons, new customization, and so on).


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+ MAGNUM-RAM on March 4th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

Just Please Zipper dont do respawning vehicles! Thats the crap I hate about battlefield BC 2 and socom 3.

I hate it when a vehicle just pops in. Right in front of my face and says: “MAGIC”!

What should I do with Socom Confrontation?
I love that game even though its RAW. I guess I’ll just try for some more trophies this summer and get it ready to trade for Socom 4.

Hoping Zipper doesnt make this arcady like socom 2. Make it as real and realer than confrontation zipper. Oh MAN! I cant Wait for the Gameplay Vids!


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+ Draicus on March 4th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

Sounds and looks great! Really hoping for co-op campaign. Can’t wait to see the trailer tonight.


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+ T-Jani on March 4th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

Plz for the love of God have co-op……..plz


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+ Shin-Ra on March 4th, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

Zipper’s speciality is tactical shooters so asking them for RPG’s, Golf games etc is laughable.


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+ RocStarr_JEDI on March 4th, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

Great news with SOCOM 4 and can’t wait for it. Also, is there anything new on MAG dlc or maps or mission….I have lots in my clan and they worried nothing is coming out…


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on March 4th, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

Thank GOD SOCOM is off S6 dirty hands. Do not let S6 handle SOCOM ever again please. Zipper <3.

Online/offline co op? Confirm or deny?


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+ lostinplainsight on March 4th, 2010 at 1:09 pm said:

LAME this was the big reveal? I was hoping for twisted metal a proper warhawk a new mark of kri a sequel to omega boost but SOCOM? come on man.


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