MAG & SOCOM: Most Requested Sony Exclusives

TRS writes: "When Sony decided to close down Zipper Interactive last year, the gaming industry lost more than just a longtime developer of PlayStation exclusives. The late Zipper Interactive left behind 2 rather large voids within the shooter genre. As of now, Zipper’s two staple franchises are the most requested video games of all-time on the PlayStation Blog.Share website."

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RetroGam3r3723d ago

I still play MAG to this day. I was gutted when Zipper went. All my hopes of a MAG 2 went with it. Course they did Unit 13 on Vita and that was good, But again now we wont see a sequel or indeed any DLC for it. MAG may have lacked a huge colour palette or fancy graphics, but the feeling of being in a massive full scale war was fully achieved. Now no one ever wants to play domination, its all team dethmatch...sigh

C_Menz3723d ago

Sony has Planetside 2. Not really any reason for a MAG 2 when they could just release it on the PS4.

Reverent3723d ago

I love Planetside 2 and everything... but it is extremely pay-to-win. If they port it over to the PS4, there needs to be some serious balancing changes.

TooTall193723d ago

@Reverent everything in PS2 except cosmetic items can be unlocked without paying anything. I use the default weapons often. Good players have created $0 characters and still had good stats.

Why o why3723d ago

congrats on another championship magoo.... van p must be pleased. grudge. .

never got to play mag or socom. I hear they're different but the older ones were better

MysticStrummer3723d ago (Edited 3723d ago )

"Sony has Planetside 2. Not really any reason for a MAG 2 when they could just release it on the PS4."

Sony has both. Best case scenario : Put both on PS4

They should have one or the other preinstalled on all PS4s in my view.

OT - MAG is still my favorite online FPS of the generation. I enjoyed SOCOM4 as well though. I'd love to hear either series is coming to PS4.

C_Menz3723d ago


Why go through the trouble of developing MAG 2 when the same principle is already done in Planetside 2? Doesn't make any sense from a business standpoint.

As far as pay to win. PS2 is more "pay to skip the grind". You can only buy weapons to unlock them faster, and in most cases the stock weapons are good enough that you don't need to.

ISNeko3723d ago

Planetside 2 is by no means a replacement for MAG.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney3722d ago

@"I love Planetside 2 and everything... but it is extremely pay-to-win."

no it's not

OhReginald3722d ago


Planetside 2 is NOT pay 2 win by any means.

Reverent3722d ago

@OhReginald and shutUpAndTakeMyMoney, I didn't exactly mean it that way. Like C_Menz said, it's "pay to skip the grind". And I personally don't like this gameplay design because unless it's an RPG, I hate grinding. I know not everyone is the same way, but even so, it's still my opinion.

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rezzah3723d ago

Wow us that what it has become? Only team deathmatch...

I wished it didn't dwindle in its popularity because it is the most massive online game I've ever played.

I still hope for a MAG2, even if the original devs are no longer around.

Irishguy953723d ago (Edited 3723d ago )

Join us!

In Dust 514, which has gotten very good since the original Beta. Although small enough in scale...still awesome

Big Clans created in MAG are moving over to Dust

MysticStrummer3723d ago

I had fun with the Dust 514 beta, and the connectivity with EVE is cool, but it's not nearly as epic as MAG. I'm sure I'll try out Dust when it releases, as long as I have the HD space available. They need to hurry up and release it too, with PS4 on the horizon.

Larry L3723d ago


The game IS released and has been for a while. Go download it and start playing. It's the full game, it's just going to continue evolving, which is why the beta label is still there. That's even if it's still labelled beta, they may have already taken that tag off, I'm not sure.

But regardless, the game has been released for public consumption. Eat up.

MysticStrummer3723d ago (Edited 3723d ago )

@Larry - Hmmm I'm not seeing anything online that says Dust 514 was released. I know anyone can play it now, but that's not the same thing if it's an open beta. TBA 2013 is still the release date, and not long ago I saw a story on N4G that said it would be released later this year. I'll check it out, but Defiance is going to take up a big chunk of my HD next week.

DeadlyFire3722d ago

Its possible for MAG 2 to exist either way its owned by Sony I believe. :)

Planetside 2 can co-exist with it just fine.

Dust 514 isn't bad either. Its coming to PS4 at somepoint. CCP already stated they plan for it to live as long as possible across every new Playstation.

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Blastoise3723d ago

Here's a link to a MAG 2 Poll (from the article)
Log in with your PSN account and vote it up if you want MAG 2, probably won't amount to anything but there's no harm in trying!

Reverent3723d ago (Edited 3723d ago )

SOOOO voted. Thank you for sharing that.

Btw, +bubbled for "Helpful".

rezzah3723d ago

Thanks a lot. Helpful +

Drekken3723d ago

I had some really fun times playing MAG with my buddies. MAG could have been a flagship title... it was really ambitious for the hardware. It had some tweaks that it needed, but it was the best team shooter on the PS3.

Qrphe3723d ago

Put MAG on PS+, that's all I'm asking for and it's realistic.

Veneno3723d ago

God damn right we want another MAG!

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JoGam3723d ago (Edited 3723d ago )

I miss MAG. Those were some of the best times gaming.

@ RetroGam3r....MAG servers are still up? If so Im on tonight. Gotta start downloading those maps now. I stopped playing after I got the Platinum.

BitbyDeath3723d ago

Plz add Motorstorm and Warhawk to this list.

I_LOVE_MYSELF3723d ago

Warhawk was the only PS3 game that could take me away from my 360... Then Uncharted... then the whole library over time.

Warhawk was basically the beginning for me because I didn't like the original Motorstorm, Resistance or Ninja Gaiden. Shame I hated Starhawk. I really wanted to love it. Warhawk 2 FTW.

remanutd553723d ago

Yes Motorstorm needs to come to the ps4 and Warhawk needs to come to the vita and then Warhawk 2 on the ps4.

chasegarcia3723d ago (Edited 3723d ago )

Seriously, please put Socom 2 HD on kickstarter and let the money talk.

vitullo313723d ago

needs to happen one way or another

SynGamer3723d ago

SOCOM 2 HD on PS3 AND PS Vita = instant purchase! Make them both compatible online together and I'm definitely interested.

+1000 for the Kickstarter idea. I honestly think that would be a great way to gauge interest.

Merrill3723d ago

I will never understand the love for Socom 2. It was by far the worst in the Socom ps2 series, IMO. Socom 1 & 3 blew 2 out of the water. The hit detection in Socom 2 was a joke, players would take full clips in their back, turn around and hit you twice and you would die.

user76939583723d ago

S2HD? no thanks.. so far i belive no hd remake has online options for it so there is no point.
why not, a next gen SOCOM inspire on SOCOM 2! and SOCOM confrontation. that will sale 2mil for sure, as a minimum..

red2tango3723d ago

How does Sony not fucking get it? It's the highest rated game on the request section. I don't even want the single player. Put up multiplayer and I'll pay $20 alone.

user76939583722d ago

I will pay $60 plus all the dlc's on day on..
And I know over 20 guys who will fallow this without a doubt .. plus I wil easy make 10 others go for it.. so they can play with me and they just need to go with the Confrontation formula but 60fps lag free and fluid seamless gameplay..

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maniacmayhem3723d ago

MAG on the PS4 with the power behind should be awesome. Why are fans of Sony making these FPS shooters their most requested?

Me, personally would love to see a sequel to ICO or Shadow.

PirateThom3723d ago

MAG was more tactical than most shooters and SOCOM isn't first person.

I really do miss Zipper.

SOCOM 4/Special Forces wasn't an absolutely awful game, it just wasn't SOCOM... Unit 13 was a great game as well.

BlackTar1873723d ago

I don't miss zipper i watched them try and force what they think the socom game we should be playing was. Not once did they ever in any of the socoms listen to the fan base. Not once never. I loved them for MAG and Socom 1 & 2 but they made so many bad games and refused to listen to what made them so pop. that them dying (Other then jobs disappearing) was kinda for some sick reason justifying for me.

Please note i never want people to lose their job. I do however want companies to listen to what people want and comment/ head the advice instead of them telling us we don't know whats best for us and that we should play the game they want us to regardless of it not resembling anything of the old game its attached too.

04soldier3723d ago

I agree Black Tar... SOCOM 4 was just awful.. I and many many others were screaming at the top of our lungs on their forums..

All of the Call of Duty and Gears of wars staples somehow made it into SOCOM 4..

Regenerating health, bleh, Chest high walls, Snap to cover, Two primary weapons?!?!?

Im glad that they lost their jobs.. next time they'll pay attention to their fan base..

MikeMyers3723d ago (Edited 3723d ago )

The sequel to ICO and Shadow will be The Last Guardian if it ever comes out. Looks fantastic but it might be coming to the PS4 now.

FPS have become a very popular genre. Thanks in large part to the growing interest in online gaming. MAG was awesome when you had the right people playing. One of my favorites. They butchered the SOCOM franchise since the PS2 imo. Looks to me they are putting most of their focus on the KIllzone franchise instead. I really enjoyed Resistance but it's doubtful that will continue.

My choice would be a sequel to The Getaway.

Qrphe3723d ago (Edited 3723d ago )

>first-person shooter shooters
>SOCOM being an FPS