Fans of SOCOM, are always wondering when the next SOCOM is coming out, well Zipper's Community Manger has an answer.
After Killzone 3, before the end of 2011? Wow that honestly didn't clarify anything. I think it was pretty obvious that with LBP2 releasing in January and KZ3 in February that there was no chance Socom 4 would be released beforehand. If Sony release Motorstorm: Apocalypse in March then April would be the best month for Socom 4.
motorstorm producer said mid april for apocalypse. thing is would you split a community 2 soon by releasing socom say in mid march maybe? probably.
Good point. I'm thinking a Summer release would be nice as it usually serves as the 'dry period' for gaming.
I'm gonna say March too. Infamous 2 has to fit in there somewhere too, probably May like it's predecessor. So you get LBP2 in January, Killzone 3 in February, Socom 4in March, MotorStorm in April, and Infamous 2 in May. Thats a solid 5 month stretch.
SOCOM and Killzone are different enough to appeal to a completely different set of shooter fans, SOCOM is more tactical, with a strong focus on communication and teamplay whereas Killzone is closer to a standard run and gun.
So many PS3 games in 2011 it's tough to space them out evenly.
Thats good looks like Sony is seeking out the shooter gamers after what Black Op's has done. BTW is KZ3 Helghast edition sold out was planning on ordering mine soon.
Didn't really think it needed an article on N4g.com Oh well, any news is good news when it comes to SOCOM.
Obviously not many N4g users follow the Socom community. Disrigarding my avatar I have always been an avid Socom fan since the ps2 era. Anyone with half a brain can tell you that Socom Confrontation for the PS3 was absolute garbage. Sure after a few patches it worked out great, but Now Zipper is ruining Socom4 with a ton of things none of the community wants. Of course my words don't really matter much here on n4g aka fanboy land. My comment will only be taken hostage by mass disagree's even though half the users here have no clue what is really going on in the Socom community / forums.
(never thought I'd agree with someone with halo in their name) The changes that are being implemented into SOCOM are very unwanted by the hardcore fans of the series like myself. Things such as snap to cover, shoulder view and possibly regenerating health in MP are just listing a few of the unwanted changes to the franchise. It seems that Zipper is trying to get a more broader audience (Casual Audience $$$) and at the same time changing SOCOM's unique tactical experience in one fell swoop.
Socom 4 is going to be terrible.
I am not going to lie i am worried. I say take as much time as you need to make it solid, don't rush it.
I'm hoping that delay they announced awhile ago is to fix the game.
"I'm hoping that delay they announced awhile ago is to fix the game." and how do you know whats wrong with it????? Time Machine, i want it If your talking bout Confrontation that was Slant Six Zipper did an excellent job at M.A.G.
I'm not worried at all. Zipper has yet to make a game i don't love. If I wasn't so addicted to GT5 I would be playing MAG again. Socom is Zippers bread and butter; theres nothing to worry about.
@Nitro There are a ton of things that the Socom community has seen in these gameplay demonstrations that they do not approve of. If you're a fan and have been following the Socom 4 news, then you should know people aren't too happy with what they have saw thus far *edit* Also MAG wasn't even that good. BFBC2 was much better.
If it's like part 3 and Confrontation.... it will. :( Hasn't been a good SOCOM since SOCOM 2. Hopefully this one is.
are you crazy? i play it ar E3 and i was amazed, the gameplay is so fun, fluid. The online modes are very hardcore and fun and it also has respawn for casuals. and if the rumor of 5 players co op is true this game is pure epicness. i guess i have 1 month to play a lot of Killzone 3 and then my time will go to 80% SOCOM 4 and 20%Killzone. ultill the other babys come out like inFAMOUS 2, ICO, U3, TM, and more.. I'm having a hard time been a ps3 ownes i don't know if i will have the money the time to playall the exclusives plus the non exclusive 2011 is crazy. i think im going to hire a administrator for my gaming life lol
Why don't they take their time to develop the game and delay it to 2012? With Mass Effect 2, LBP2, KZ3, Motorstorm, R3 and U3, I have no interest in Socom 4 nor have any money to buy it. If they delay it to 2012, maybe there's still a chance that Socom 4 will be as big and special as games like KZ3 or R3. Right now, the game honestly looks like just another shooter.
F that. It's obvious you're not a fan of the franchise. I've been playing every one since the first. I want my SOCOM in 2011.
If hardcore and loyal SOCOM fans who are still playing Confrontation are the only people Zipper is trying to sell, then sure, release the game in 2011.
why not delay LBP2, ME, MS and the rest. i will skip LBP2, ME, MS and play SOCOM 4 anyday and im not saying they are bad games but SOCOM is just btter. SOCOM 4 is going to be a great diferent experience with a epic MP. SOCOM 4 will be the MP game of the year for sure.
If your health re-gens in MP, I`m not buying it. If it doesn`t, I`ll pick it up day one.
I'm really not liking what im seeing/reading so far. But I hope Socom is good like The 1st and Fireteam Bravo for PSP. I would Like to see some split screen in Socom but i doubt it. 3rd Person>>>>>> FPSs
Only if 3rd Person is done right can it be better then FPS. Also i love what Ubisoft did with Rainbow Six Vegas, and mix the two together. FPS when running and shooting, TP when hiding in cover. Love that
FPSs haven't evolved since 007(N64) while everysince EA's EveryThing Or Nothing(2004), the 3rd person genre has expanded more than FPSs. I mean Uncharted, MGS4, Gears Of War(i never played it though)Velocity Attack demo and more. 3rd persons are more versatile(especially in the defense department)than FPS.
naw i wasn't saying they weren't, cause IMO TPS>>>FPS just that that isn't the case for everything. Can you imagine COD in TPS? i can't, well they did it in MW2 wasn't to fond of it. Reason why i love TPS more is cause yeah, it's more then just shooting, no you can climb walls, cover anywhere, ect.
MW2 had TPS? If they actually create a full version of a call of duty with TPS controls, i'll buy it.
yeah http://www.youtube.com/watc... idk for me, it just felt weird and it wasn't because i was used to its FPS. idk maybe it was just the lack of a cover system. also why don't you use the reply button? So much easier to respond that way
Well MW2 tp was ok but its not a full great experience nothing in COD is, they justy give you little pieces of diferent icecream flavors but never the full ice cream of the flavor that you love. SOCOM 4 is what you need its the best tps with deep and amazing MP and great campaign. SOCOM 4 will own any MP anyday. im not saying others are not good its just that SOCOM 4 will be more epic. i will be enjoying KILLZONE 3 MP, U3, R3. but SOCOM 4 will take most of my time becuase its that good. and i have only play the e3 demo and i knwo the full game will epic becouse of it.
Still worried about this game. It seems like every time the developers talk about it, something has deviated from the core mechanics that made the earlier games great. I have YET to see any stealth gameplay and that is one aspect I cannot go without.
Maybe a summer release...gamestop has it listed for July 1st... http://www.gamestop.com/Cat... Edit: maybe October since R3 comes out September 6th http://www.gamestop.com/Cat...
No Socom can replace Socom 1 and 2, those were the best ones ever, Confrontation was good after they fixed the bugs, but its still no Socom 1 or 2.
mag totally made me lose faith in a fps having good controls using the move and time crisis was even worse. i hope killzone 3 is solid but since socom 4 is a tps i have faith it wont be terribad.
There is a possibility for Socom 4 and KZ3 to have good move support. Socom 4 devs seems to have focused a good amount of time on trying to get the Move to work good with the game, since thats like the first thing they showed off when showing the game first. And KZ3 should be fine
Jan- LBP2. Feb- Killzone3. March- (save cash) Apr- motorstorm : apoc... May-(save cash) June-infamous2 July-socom 4. Agu-(save cash) Sep- Resistance3. Oct- save for November. Nov- Uncharted 3 Dec- n/a. Total spending regular price copy. $453.25. Good luck and we are still missing moreexclusives and no multyplats are included , holy sh!t
Just found out about this today: The (awesome) Sharpshooter Move add-on was apparently co-designed by both Zipper and GG, cool to know that the 2 studios are working together to enhance the experience of Move users.
wow how vague is that lol so anywhere in a 10 month window haha It's hard to see where they'll try and fit socom in amongst the other exclusives. With big games like kz3 out early in the year it makes sense to wait a bit but no games get released over the summer and autumn/winter always has too many games
just dont let Slant 6 near this game..., after the mess they created, I wouldnt even use them as beta testers, since every patch they released messed the game up more, showing they are incapable of producing or testing a game.. worse yet.. is they dont even care
socom is a must have for any true socom fan.zipper wont let us down.they know slant 6,gave it a bad name.they will make up for it.
might play this game with move's new attachment peripheral coming out around Feb.
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