Submitted by LUKENBACHER 650d ago | opinion piece

Will SOCOM Return To PlayStation?

TRS Writes: "There is a large group of hardcore shooter fans out there who have shown over 10 years of loyalty to PlayStation. Sony birthed this niche, rabid fanbase back in 2002 when the network adapter was catapulted by the success of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs. The first three editions shattered simultaneous logins for the PlayStation network, and had more clan mates logging in daily than all of Xbox Live combined at one point." (PlayStation, PS3, PS4, SOCOM 5, SOCOM HD, Sony)

MariaHelFutura  +   650d ago
I'm saying a PS4 remake (not just HD, remake) of Socom 2, would be great.
Reign_Of_Rain  +   650d ago
That would be amazing
kingmushroom  +   650d ago
omg! i would freak out
One4U  +   650d ago
i just dont see it happening , insomniac dropped resistance cause it didnt sell enough but it sold more than socom ! zipper interactive closed partially due to socom sales and their psvita game
BattleAxe  +   650d ago

The Socom games on PS3 didn't sell because:

#1, Socom: Confrontation took over a year to get the bugs ironed out, and many people didn't like the run button and how slow the player movement was.

#2, Socom 4 abandoned every single thing that the Socom games on the PS2 had going for them.

The Socom fanbase is quite large, and if a developer does take on the task of a Socom 2 re-make, they better damn well listen to the fans this time around, or it will flop again.
BitbyDeath  +   650d ago
Probably the best thing to test and see if people still want Socom.
wastedcells  +   650d ago
I gave up on that dream a long time ago. Would be nice to see an online only ps4 game that uses socom 2 as its inspiration.
Nykamari  +   650d ago
They did that in MAG, but it was in first person and people shot it down. I would them to do MAG2 on PS4.
wastedcells  +   650d ago
Mag and socom 2 have nothing in common
DarkBlood  +   650d ago
i cant remeber but it was a third person game right?
ltachiUchiha  +   650d ago
We never know but i dont it will. Hope im wrong.
Gimmemorebubblez  +   650d ago
The last SOCOM was very meh compared to the PS2 ones. If done properly I could see SOCOM being a massive franchise for the PS4.
Jek_Porkins  +   650d ago
Sony closed down Zipper, so if they did come out with a new Socom, it wouldn't have the same feel to it.
PirateThom  +   650d ago
Zipper made SOCOM 4 and it didn't have the same feel to it anyway.
Jek_Porkins  +   650d ago
I guess that justified them not getting another chance, and being closed down then.
PirateThom  +   650d ago
Their last three games were MAG, SOCOM 4 and Unit 13.

How many chances do they get? I liked all three games, to a degree, but they're not exactly up to the standards of SOCOM 2.
Hicken  +   650d ago
It doesn't necessarily need the same "feel" if it can actually improve on that old "feel." Hell, even if it WAS Zipper- as Thom alludes to- it might not have the same "feel."

And who knows? It might even be better.

But expecting you to look at the positive side of something Sony-related is a bit too much, huh?
SolidDuck  +   650d ago
I think Sony bend should be doing a new socom or 2 remake. They have 3rd person shooter experience with syphon filter. They took two franchises that were not there's in, resistance retribution and uncharted golden abyss, and made excellent games with them. Now that zipper is gone that's who I would like to see work on it. I just hope Sony doesnt let socom die forever.
ssj27  +   650d ago
or GG
they did Nam 67'
they have good experience with online and tps..

they could use SOCOM classic formula with their amazing talent.

My dream come true lol GG making a SOCOM like confrontation game ha
killcycle  +   650d ago
Will Socom return to playstation?
It better!
sandman224  +   650d ago
Sony better do a socom on ps4. News flash everyone, I still play socom 4 by zipper for my ps3, and I f'ing love it. If everyone would stop comparing it to previous socoms you would enjoy s4 for what it does good. There isn't another game on consoles that plays like socom 4. It's unique and I'm proud to still play it.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   650d ago
Sure there is uncharted and cod 3rd person view.

The shit seth luisi threw out with confrontation showed them exactley what fans wanted they patched the hell outta that game to get it close to socom standards by the time it was somewhat playable the community had given up hope and left leaving hackers to continue the downward spiral.

Those assclowns invited community members to"help shape" the game to give it back that socom feel and let it all go in one ear and out the other. Th
LUKENBACHER  +   650d ago
If you like SOCOM 4, then you would absolutely love a true SOCOM with next gen technology. I think anyone that was introduced to SOCOM on the PS3, would be overwhelmed at how great the gameplay was on the PS2 versions. It has been 6 years since we have seen that formula in action, and a next gen attempt would blow Con & S4 clean out of the water.
SOD_Delta  +   650d ago
I'm pretty sure SOCOM will return.
Number-Nine  +   650d ago
people are still fighting for socom? it is pretty clear sony doesnt give a crap about it. 'tis a shame
kingmushroom  +   650d ago
never will stop until it happens
Number-Nine  +   650d ago
god bless.
SanMarco  +   650d ago
Im saying for something NEW! Dammit!
asmith2306  +   650d ago
When they patched Confrontation up it was probably my favourite game at the time, it was awesome. Unfortunately they left it too late and most people who played it during the buggy days had already left.
xPREDICTIONx  +   650d ago
New console, old fans, new start.. SOCOM WILL return.
Newbold3d  +   650d ago
I'll only be buying a PS4 for a good SOCOM like 1 and 2 was. I was so let down by the PS3 SOCOMS. I dont know why the changed them so much, the classics where a huge hit and so addictive!
Prcko  +   650d ago
I was never in socom series,but it's not 2 late to start
mroz151  +   650d ago
If they come out with a new socom or socom hd remake I will buy a ps4 day one!
OAK  +   650d ago
I find it surprising that SONY doesn't see SOCOM as the console-selling juggernaut that it SHOULD be. Lots of people, myself included, will buy a PS4 as soon as a real SOCOM game is announced. Make the right decision now, and the SOCOM community will be buying PS4's, controllers, headsets, and other games for the entire life cycle of the console. Wait a year or two to announce a real SOCOM game, and that's a year or two of purchases that SONY wont get back.
KingofGambling  +   650d ago
hell yeah, it would.
brettyd  +   650d ago
Socom fans are very vocal so it would surprise me if Sony isn't listening. If done right, it could be a huge success. There were still hundreds playing Socom 2 when they shut the server down last year. Hell some people still play Confrontation which was 100x better than Zippers last attempt. Zipper dug their own grave with that piece of trash they slapped the Socom name on.
nevin1  +   650d ago
I liked Socom 1 and Fireteam Bravo for the PSP.

I also liked the demos of later Socoms and Later Fireteam Bravo games.
PAUL-AWOL-  +   650d ago
I would spend 100 dollars tonight waiting in the rain at Gameflop for a midnight release of Socom 2 HD.

What baffles me is how hard would it be to put a simple copy of Socom 2 on the PSN for sale so we can at least play it on the PS3.
ssj27  +   650d ago
they said they will eventually bring it back..
I will say by 2016/17 we will get a new SOCOM game...

I hope is a true classic Socom (set up like confrontation) but lag free, bug free.. 1080p 60fps amazing sound effects and accurate to real life guns.
D3acon  +   650d ago
The reason Socom franchised failed was because the original developer for socom 2 left and after the a new developer slant 6 made socom confrontation which wasn't bad, especially when compared to socom 4. The development of socom 4 was doomed from the start, I was one of the beta testers and we voice the problems with the game before it launched and none of that changed.

Socom 4 never lived up to its roots because it was created to be like every first person shooter game out there like call of duty, Battlefield, etc. and they left behind what made the franchise great.

I think they would do well if they simply churned out the things that made the socom franchise great and stop trying to fix something that was never broken. In the end I believe there are enough people in the community that can support this franchise.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   650d ago
I believe Socom will return to it's glory on the PS4!!! Can u imagine what Socom can be like on the PS4? Please make it happen Sony!!!!'
xPREDICTIONx  +   649d ago
You and me both man. I can picture it right now...
ZBlacktt  +   650d ago
MAG 2 is the most requested game ever in the history of Sony exclusive games. The story has been posted here before. I played MAG and loved it a lot. Bring that back before anything!!!!
LUKENBACHER  +   650d ago
I wrote that article. A week later, the MAG community admitted that there was a voting glitch on the PS Blog Share site. The MAG 2 poll is bogus. The SOCOM 2 poll happened years prior before the glitch, and has the proportional number of comments to votes to prove it is valid. The MAG 2 poll, not so much.
ZBlacktt  +   649d ago
MAG >>>>>> Any SOCOM game ever put out. Not even on the same scale at all..... at all. Guess I was just thinking about Zipper. Not MAG vs Socom so much. But I did laugh at the " voting glitch " comment.

MAG would still be going strong today if they did not pull all the servers for that crap of a game Socom 4. Nothing will ever beat 256 players going at full war.
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Shadowgate  +   650d ago
xPREDICTIONx  +   649d ago
Not only do SOCOM fans need a SOCOM, but the industry needs a SOCOM, in this respawn, first person shooter festival, SOCOM would be such a breath of fresh air, it's almost like it dug its own grave, just to come back this next generation as a power house of a series, the thoughts and love I have for this game, it's unbelievable, I hope nothing but the best for SOCOM, I truly believe it's coming back with a redemption. SONY, @yosp, lets go. You know what you have here, deliver.
Spiggz  +   647d ago
Socom gave birth to Socombattles.com, which became Gamebattles.com. How did we go from trend setters to this :(
QUNE  +   645d ago
Sony wont be getting any of my money for a PS4 unless they bring SOCOM back.
harbie  +   641d ago
SOCOM II is all i want, i don't eve care if it's HD anymore or not, just fix the lag, cheaters, and put the servers back on! lol... but yeah HD on PS4, would awesome. Just don't let them mess it up by making something like socom 4...

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