It's going on 4 years since the SOCOM franchise was seemingly left for dead. A Short Pause member shares his opinion of why now is the best time for Sony to reboot the franchise that ushered in online gaming for the PlayStation brand.
Yes please bring back Socom.
As long as it's a PROPER SOCOM game, and not some "hey look, our game is like their game" travesty like SOCOM 4. If people want a game that plays like Call of Duty or Battlefield...well, then they know what games to play.
Socom Confrontation was actually a brilliant online game... when it worked. It was VERY tactical, and team work was essential to win. Unfortunately it was dogged with lag early on and it lost a lot of players due to it. It was out well over a year before it stabilized.
Sony should pay the devs who're making H-hour to make a next gen focused Socom game. With classic MP and a legit Coop campaign. Would be awesome.
By FAR Sonys best franchise. I buy PlayStations just to play these games. They either need to reboot the franchise and go back to its roots, or remaster 1-3 with state-of-the-art graphics.
If you want a new Socom game, then support H-Hour: World's Elite by SOF Studios and David Sears, the Creative Director for Socom 1 & 2. H-Hour is essentially the next Socom game, being planned for release on PC and PS4. http://www.youtube.com/watc... www.sofstudios.com
I've been begging for years. All it takes is an HD remaster of SOCOM II and I'll be happy. The best years of my online gaming life were spent in places called Sujo, Enowapi, Desert Glory, and Night Stalker.
If you got the W as seals on Enowapi or Sujo, you team was legit!
@TheDude79 FOR REAL! There was nothing quite like the terror of going down the ramp to the bomb plant in Enowapi, knowing that somebody was corner-camping with an auto shotty and just waiting to hold down the trigger.
This x1000. SOCOM II HD remake... and don't screw with anything else. Just give it a fresh coat of paint and throw it up on the store for $30-40 and I'd buy that shit up in a heartbeat.
I'll never forget playing SOCOM on the PS2 way back when. One of my favorite games of all time
Confrontation was great except when there were cheaters.
It would make sense if there was no Socom, but aren't some of the original Socom devs making H-hour, a spiritual successor to Socom?!
yes david sears is making h-hour and it will be as true to socom as can be . i quite liked socom 4 as a game but it was by no mean a socom game and it was an insult to the franchise to call it such. TNS will be back on form when h-hour releases and going for the number one european slot again.
Confrontation was fun, until the hackers got in the mix.
I agree, the game was addictive! but as of many old games, hackers ruin the fun.
My best memories come from Socom fireteam bravo 1 and 2 playing online and ad hoc while in school just made it great. What ruined each game was the hackers that turned me off ..
H-Hour is made by the guy that created the whole concept of Socom. Along with the majority of that dev team. It's a PC/PS4 exclusive. Look into that, if you haven't heard by now. He had a kickstarter for it should be released next year. I donated to it and can't wait for it :D. He created Socom 1 and 2 then left the dev team. which is why the other socoms got worst and worst.
I agree. Sony bringing back SOCOM is just a smart move all around. They just need to go back to what made SOCOM great in the first place an update those ideas for the PS4. A great example of this is Rainbow Six: Siege. Lets be honest as well. How many tactical shooters are on the market anyway? Now makes perfect sense. You know, some of us out there prefer skill/team based gameplay... Over an xp bar filling for the next rank or weapon upgrade while words flash across your screen when you complete some challenge so the game can let you know how cool that was. #Bringbacktacticalshooters
Thanks to cooperative games (Borderlands, L4D), I think there is a renewed interest in working together as a team and communicating. It's those same elements that help boost tactical shooters, and SOCOM, H-Hour, and Rainbow Six: Siege will totally benefit from that new found love of working cooperatively but in a competitive MP environment.
Well said sir. I'm honestly not sure how you could play Rainbow Six: Siege with out working with your team though. Even if you did so on purpose, you would just hurt the entire team. Making things much more difficult or really in Siege considering the way it plays, borderline impossible.
Rainbow Six the siege was my game of show at E3 . I would love a strategic tactical team based third person shooters. That would be so awesome on PS4.
Another great tactical mp game that gets overlooked is The last of Us's Mp. It plays really well as a tactical shooter. Give it a shot if you haven't played it yet.
except it does the same bullsh*t "over the shoulder view" when you aim that ruined all tps games...thats why socom4 was trash
A new SOCOM game would be killer with today's middle-east tensions. I wonder who owns the rights now that zipper is closed.
Sony owns the rights.
Awesome hopefully they put them to good use!
HELL MF'N YES!!!!!! Sony please bring back a true Socom game on the PS4 and my life will be complete lol
H-Hour is dead in the water, I fear. They have been looking for funding for months and months. And the Lead Programer left the company.
I wouldn't say it's dead. They're just dealing with publishers right now.
Socom is dead.............. Let it gooooooo........... And H-Hour is gonna fail......... Because besides David SOF is filled with a bunch or moron hacks...........
I'm hoping H-Hour does well, but a socom 2HD would be nice to release on ps4. Socom 1/2 without lag and cheaters would be epic.
I too hope H-Hour: Worlds Elite does well. The team over at SOF Studios are comprised of folks who had a hand in earlier SOCOM games. They are just waiting on funding so that they may proceed. I believe it's just a matter of WHEN, as opposed to IF!
Be good to see SOCOM return, but not if it's anything like the last game.
it would help if it was not a ps exclusive even if the ps fans say different. bigger player base = more profits= studio staying open.
This series introduced me to online multiplayer. LSC was my clan and we had ally and rival clans also. Only thing I hated was waiting forever to get in a room and that 10-seconds to talk on the mic, LoL! Please excuse me..., I'm having a PS2 nostalgia moment.
Socom and Resistance plz! Idc if insomniac doesnt even make resistance because to be honest they have turned into mediocre devs (sunset overdrive doesnt interest me at all). A new bad a%% Socom and Resistance would be awesome on Ps4!!!!
Insomniac has no plans, currently. However, another developer might pick up the Resistance series. Resistance 4 was one of the projects Insomniac was working on before they went full force into Sunset Overdrive. They cancelled it, however, because they couldn't get the story to work. They currently have no interest in returning to the franchise. If you are interested in more info, message me.
Thanx for the info but i understand their lack of interest (well really Sonys) I know they are also currently working i believe on a new ratchet and clank for Ps4. I actually enjoyed the sp for Resistance 3 but Insomniac have lost their flare and their way (fuse was straight trash)and i wouldnt mind an in house Sony studio taking over Resitance! The Resistance ip is Sonys call in the end.
Here's a title for the next Resistance franchise by Insomniac, Resistance Rise of Men.
Totally agree. The campaign in R3 was brilliant. Sony definitely has interest in the IP, but I think it is going to be up to a new team who is very passionate about the series to make a new entry. Otherwise, why make it?
Sony brought socom back I would probably cry tears of joy.
OH GOD YES! , SOCOM to PS4 would be epic.
It would be amazing.
Can we start a petition for a socom 1-3 HD remaster?
Socom HD with all the maps from the multiplayer games.. that would be a system seller.
Long Live Canada West's PPE!
Should be left dead!
lets see a new syphon filter first,
Confrontation was good for me, cuz I never played other Socom before... I still wanna play but the clans like kicking people out too much. besides they shut down the server I heard.
That's affirmative, all official SOCOM servers are dead :(
well, that sux.. the game now can't play online, also no single player mode.. double sux.
I would love a SOCOM: Navy Seals for Ps4. It should be like 1-3. 4 was atrocious.
Only if its like socom 2
Give us SOCOM 1 & 2 remastered graphically and improve the physics and gameplay please. That would be amazing to play those 2 legendary games again!
Syphon filter, mag
Socom had THE WORST single player experience possible.....BUT, once you fired that baby up online.....well, any Socom fan knows that it is BY FAR, THE BEST ONLINE EXPERIENCE there has ever been. I have NEVER played a more immersive, involved, awesomely satisfying online title in my life... Socom 1 & 2 that is.... They were as perfect as you could get back in that gen, & the fact they aren't still being translated into awesome online "EXPERIENCES", on our new consoles, is a travesty. I just hope H-Hour fills the void, & lives up to those 2 titles, but obviously are EVEN BETTER, & if so, I hope the Socom community that existed on PS2 comes back TIMES 10, as once this game sinks it's hooks in, NO OTHER ONLINE GAME EXISTS.. I mean, yeah, I enjoyed my COD's & some others, BUT, the experience of those games, just paled in comparison to what Socom offered. I think it was like the equivalent of pc gamers & Counter Strike...
SOCOM on the vita? That would be nice/
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