Sony plans to terminate all ‘SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs’ servers for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable by August 31, 2012. In response the gaming community has expressed their outrage.
Sony should make the online portion of Socom 2 an HD re-release for PSN and at a reasonable price at that. Seriously... at a good price, even people who may know about the game from others may give it a try. Well, I feel that is the least Sony could do. Here is hoping for something at e3!
Question is Why did Sony shutdown the servers. Till this day i play CS and Warcraft 3, you dont hear about those servers going down. @T900 Poor console gamers.
@decrypt Those are PC games you are refering to. PC games are known to have a large life. With console things are different. Notice how not only do Servers get shutdown, but even games are not compatible from one gen to another. People are later given HD remakes. With PC older games just can be played on your current machine. Hell i am currently playing some some old Dos games via Dosbox. Hence you cant compare those 2 platforms, one is open platform with users having all the control, other is closed platform and is controlled by the platform owner.
@T900 Precisely why Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo can talk up their consoles, next gen and everything else but they'll never ever be as good as PC games.. <3 PC Gaming!
Surprise, Surprise... gamers complaining. CS servers shutting down? lmao. For someone still playing CS it is pretty oblivious of you not to know that someone is paying for the servers you play on.... not valve. Its a person with the same interest as you paying monthly for the server you enjoy.
@Drekken While this is 100% true, I don't see either Microsoft or Sony finding ways around this to incorporate it more into their consoles to allow people to play their games regardless of if the official servers are shut down.
@FlashXIII Thats because most console games are designed around p2p type of play and dont have dedicated servers. Also console makers dont like it if people keep playing the same old games, its bad for business. Hence they want to have a way to pull the plug on a game. This doesnt happen on PC because its an open platform and people tend to find work arounds. There are even thirdparty softwares that allow people to host Lan games via the internet. PC users just have too many ways out. Overall console makers like to keep a control over their platform and the content on that system. They dont like it when a game overstays its welcome. They would rather like the users to go out buy the next game.
Servers get canceled, it happens. To this day I STILL miss my Monster Hunter servers...
That's why I don't like about games going online, and online passes and all that stuff. There are some games that require you to be online, or require an online pass etc, but what happens in few years when you want to play? Won't be able. Servers will not be available. Sadly, there are even offline games that require you to be online, so they will become useless in some years. I really don't think we will be able to play old games 10 or 15 years from now like we can play NES games, or even atari games if we find a working console. In the future it will be like: "Sorry servers not longer available, game could not be started, online pass could not be redeem, etc"
I heard that. I was playing online with my friends the day the MH servers died. Manly tears were shed that day, friends.
gosh i sure do love pc gaming.
If only PC gaming had Monster Hunter / Socom...
Please stop wipe those tears and move on with other great gaming experiences, and yeah maybe hope for an HD remake
Exactly. Personally I think Sony should be praised for keeping the servers going for so long. I mean seriously, we're 6+ years into the ps3 for Christ's sake. I don't see anyone else keeping servers going that long for last Gen games.
Isn't this not up to Sony fully? Isn't it more of the lines up to Zipper? But seeing how they are gone, theirs no support for the servers. So why keep something up if theirs no support?
You're mean neko!!!
Not surprising. I won't say a lot but there are people who literally grew up with the franchise such as myself. So it's not wonder why people are outraged about it. I'm still somewhat mind-blown about Zipper Interactive getting shutdown, (Was and still is one of the VERY few devs out there that I like), but I do think that just as the saying goes, "All goods things must come to an end". I've had my memories of the game and closer with it. s2 for life!
I still play the PS2 SOCOM games online every day. I been playing since i was only 7 years old. I all most been playing got 10 years now. Sony fuck the SOCOM fan base over so many times.
Meh, a better game would of probably kept the fan base playing in decent enough numbers. Still, with the studio shutting up after a disappointing outting this gen, not much of a shocker.
How many other last-gen console games even still HAVE servers up and running? And you say "decent enough numbers," but do you even know what the numbers are? It's been almost six years since the PS3 dropped, and while other companies were busy treating their last consoles like they didn't exist, the PS2 was- and is- still getting support. After a while, severs shut down. That's life. It's not about "a better game."
Time for Socom II HD. Hey Sony just check the top ten on the playstationblogshare page. You will find Socom II HD you dumbasses.
No worries its only a small amount of gamers.
A whole 49 replies! Woah! /s I used to love Socom, but that time has passed. People should be happy these servers were on as long as they have been really. The regular xbox servers haven't been on for a while and EA shuts down servers a year or 2 after release. To think they lasted this long was a gift anyways.
I understand your point but EA shutting down servers after a year or two is a big over-exaggeration
No it's not....Create was shut down after less than 2.
Huge SOCOM ps2 fan, tbh there arent many people playing the old games so this isnt a shocker. I only wish someone would listen to the fans and make a true SOCOM game, SOCOM 4 was a joke. Sony probly looked at its sales #s and said "well guess no one cares anymore" it's really too bad. Zipper closing was the only time I was glad to see people lose their jobs. They totally deserved it, they spit in their fans face.
MAKE A SOCOM HD REMAKE! PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE SONY!
It sucks, not only is it a slap in the face that for the ten year anniversary they want to just kill off the franchise but they announce it via a hidden locked post on the forums.
they wanted to leave no doubt in SOCOM fans of what they thought about them....and no better time than the anniversary
You know who also does that? EA... Yep
i agree with most of ya and sony too yes we need a new Socom put made that what sony is doing shutting down servers too get ready too open up new ones hopefully A NEW SOCOM IS IN WORKS "SONY CAN U HEAR US YET"
Of couse I've very upset about this news. I still have my PS2 and all copies of PS2 SOCOM's. I met, dated, moved in with my SOCOM 2 Sweetheart. (True story) Known eachother since 2003 and have been married going on 5 years this Decemeber. SOCOM 2 will always hold a place in my heart! I pray pray prayyyy for a HD remake! I can't express that enough! PSN: BiZaRGirl
SOCOM 2 HD please, is all I can say at this point.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.