Submitted by JDouglasGU 1958d ago | news

Zipper's Producer Tom Rigas On Everything SOCOM 4

This week’s Zipline, the official Zipper Interactive podcast, had Socom 4 Producer Tom Rigas talking about all things Socom and answering quite a few community questions. The biggest news came from the description of how the sighting in system works. Alongside Zipper community reps Jeremy Dunham and Chris Roper, Rigas discussed how without a scope on your gun, you enter a slightly zoomed in over-the-shoulder view, which sounds like a Socom: Confrontation style zoom. They also stated that almost all guns have at least a red dot scope, so this view would be rarely used. (PS3, Socom 2:US Navy Seals, SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs, Socom 4, SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs, SOCOM: Confrontation, Sony, Zipper Interactive)

Coramoor_  +   1958d ago
Great episode of zipline and a lot of good new information
mephman  +   1958d ago
Yea, always good to hear more about SOCOM.
JDouglasGU  +   1958d ago
didn't see too much of the teammate revival during the e3 demo, but that may been the fact that is was on god mode.
ShawnCollier  +   1958d ago
Sounds like the game will be fun.
s8anicslayer  +   1958d ago
Bring SOCOM back to it's original form with next gen graphics and you got yourself a winner.
RowSand  +   1958d ago
shut the fuck up idiot..if u want original style socom stick with socom 2. its time to moveone i want to see some new changes the over the shoulder view, cover system, and L1 FOR zoome looks cool!!
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Nuclearwinter  +   1957d ago
yeah they moved on from Socom 2, and as any Socom fan would tell you it sure as hell wasn't for the better.
MikeTyson  +   1958d ago
fail, they did that already with Confrontation lol
gtsentry  +   1958d ago
but zipper didnt make confrontation
arakouftaian  +   1958d ago
a fair thing will be if you ask the dev to create a equal or more epic experience
and i belive SOCOM 4 will be amazing, the gameplay at e3 demo was so fun!!!
Im sure the multiplayer experience will be epic and fun.
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DA_SHREDDER  +   1958d ago
I heart you Zipper.
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red2tango  +   1958d ago
They ruined my favourite series yet again.

"32 player map will be as big as Socom 3"

Are you high? Socom 3 sucked because of vehicles and big maps. WHY DON'T THEY JUST MAKE IT SIMILAR TO SOCOM 2 AND NOT SOCOM 3. I swear Zipper is filled with a bunch of morons including Seth Luisi who has no idea what the hell he's doing.
sickbird  +   1958d ago
yeeaaa thats what i was thinking, for some reason zipper loves huge maps even though 90% of fans dislike them. I guess we'll never see a socom like 2.
webeblazing  +   1958d ago
vehicles gonna be in it to lets spread the bs
voice_of_ reason  +   1958d ago
The reason Socom III wasn't as fun was, like you said, the maps were too big but also the level design was poor. However, Zipper's much more experienced with large level designs now. The firefights in Socom III were just as fun and tactical as II, it just took too long to engage in them. 32 players on maps as big as Socom III (which by today's standards are not that big) should work well. However, I really hope they have maps specifically designed for 8v8 skirmishes, as I am a Socom II fanatic!

I don't think they will ever be able to capture the elusive "Socom II magic" that we all fell in love with, though. It was magical for it's time because of many of the things it innovated and did well. Evolution is a good thing, and as much as I loved Socom II, I just hope they push the franchise forward while keeping the core essence--which is fun, realistic, and tactical firefights/gameplay.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1958d ago
Im sure they learned alot from MAG, thing is, MAG is perfect to me, how they they top the best fps out right now?
jut420  +   1957d ago
I believe Socom 4 will have some Socom II maps. One of the preorder bonuses at Gamestop is the multiplayer map Abandoned.


So here's to hoping some more great S2 maps make their way into the game.
TooTall19  +   1958d ago
Socom 3 was terrible. I can't believe Zipper still wants to add vehicles to their games.
voice_of_ reason  +   1958d ago
It wasn't that bad, it just wasn't Socom II good. The problem wasn't the vehicles themselves, it was the way they were implemented and executed in combination with poor level design. I'm sure Zipper has learned their lesson since then...
MikeTyson  +   1958d ago
I wouldn't say Socom III was bad, just different from the style of play from previous ones.
Coramoor_  +   1958d ago
They are the developers and they will make the games they want to make, if you're looking for a ridiculously hardcore experience, i would suggest ARMA2
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