The studio that created the SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALS video games has shut down after 17 years. In a tweet, Zipper Interactive, a Redmond, Wash.-based console game studio owned by Sony, announced that it had shut down. “After 17 years it’s time to head off into the sunset. A sincere thank you to all of our fans for everything you’ve done for us.
This is breaking up with someone over a txt message. Not the best way to end things. I’d be pretty upset if they did this to a game like Black Ops. But I guess its all thanks to how much money the game generates for the makers to keep people around for it.
- Sony shuts down SOCOM, Unit 13 studio Zipper Interactive (digitaltrends.com)
- Sony Shuts Down SOCOM Developer Zipper Interactive (inquisitr.com)
- Sony confirms Zipper Interactive closure (joystiq.com)