To this day, the SOCOM franchise remains the most popular of the PlayStation 2's online repertoire. But as the first game in the series to arrive on the PlayStation 3, the upcoming SOCOM: Confrontation faces a far different climate than its predecessors. With online connectivity out of the box and a much more painless network-registration process, PS3 owners already enjoy a wider selection of online shooters.
So how do the folks at Sony and Slant Six plan on competing in this new market? To answer that question, GameSpot were recently treated to a developer demo showcasing some of the game's new features, capped off by their own chance to play this tactical third-person shooter.