Zipline Podcast – Episode 14

"This week we’re joined by one Mr. Cade Myers, Assistant Producer on a little game that we like to call SOCOM 4.

Having had a hand in MAG’s production, he’s also happy to answer a few questions about our 256-player shooter as well. Have a listen, won’t you."

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the_kutaragi_baka3187d ago (Edited 3187d ago )

this could be the reason why sony wants to push this game back for 2011 because of MW2 Black Ops. Can't release it close to halo:reach ( megaton of 2010) because you'll have two big games titles battling for sales then someone will be very unhappy ( sony)

N4GAddict3187d ago (Edited 3187d ago )

Sony has GT5. They will be fine.

Redrum0593187d ago

And lbp2 (goty 08... I think)

sinncross3187d ago

Personally, I think it has more to do with Sony's own current lineup.
Even if release next year it is going to go up against a new COD and Gears 3, so really: competition is not the real problem.

Socom 4 being delayed allows new features to be added (I assume 3D and hope for splt-screen co-op), but with 5 months to go Socom 4 has to attend with:
-PS Move
-PS Move exclusive titles
-PS Move rerelases (like Eyepet in EU and Heavy Rain)
-LittleBigPlanet 2, DC Universe Online, Sly Cooper Collection and Gran Turismo 5 (probably the biggest release for Sony end year)

Truthfully, even SCC and DCUO will most likely be lost in the shuffle, but Socoom 4 would definitely be so.

Best bet is to add some new features and get the game released after Killzone 3 (for momentum) and before any of their other top exclusives begin to flood the market in 2011.

AndrewRyan3187d ago

Cod comes out this sept my friend. How will it mess with sales all the way in 2011? And Gears 3 is an exclusive it will only mess with sales if someone has both consoles. Trust me it is much worse to come out this year, call of duty would destroy this game.

sinncross3187d ago

My comment was in relation to the opening one where the user mentioned Halo Reach being a problem.

That said, a new COD will most likely come out next year.

nickjkl3187d ago (Edited 3187d ago )

after modern warfare 2 i dont think people will be picking up another call od futy at least if they have the same mind set as me

after modern warfare 2 i cringe every time i see a cod game like yesterday at gamestop kid was about to buy modern warfare 2 i had to school him on some faqs and then my mom being the jerk she is kept on picking up call of duty games

TROLL EATER3187d ago

Zipper: " We do not want to be eaten alive by Halo Reach"

ATLGAMER3187d ago

With any game on the market....U guys are supers slow...and how can reach even be a competitor it is not on guys are just dumb fanboys

Colonel-Killzone3187d ago

Why would anyone release around Call of duty tbh. It will always kill most of the competition honestly least in sales. Anyway I think its a smart Decision honestly.

DigitalAnalog3187d ago (Edited 3187d ago )

"Can't release it close to halo:reach ( megaton of 2010) because you'll have two big games titles battling for sales"

As if Halo: Reach would be released on the PS3.


Didn't Demon's Souls, Ratchet & Clank, NGS2 all released in the same time-frame as MW2, not to mention battle out with Uncharted 2?

-End Statement

Colonel-Killzone3187d ago

Demon Souls didn't sell well that month mate. Ratchet and Clank sold less then the previous one. Uncharted 2 was released October same with Ratchet and Clank. Modern Warfare 2 killed everything in November in terms of sales. Thats a fact. And it achieved it in just 1 week. I'm not a Call of duty fan much but I won't lie on facts. Matter fact barely anyone knew anything about Demon Souls until the reviews.

DigitalAnalog3187d ago (Edited 3187d ago )

Actually Demon's Souls sould "pretty" well by Atlus standards. Remember, they don't MASS produce these games like most other AA or AAA titles as they are only targeted for the "niche" audiences. Obviously, comparing the sales to MW2 it eclipses all the games mentioned including Uncharted 2, but none of them ended up in the "Alan Wake" route which is more than admirable.

**someone else clicked the disagree button on you..

-End statement

btk3187d ago

Agree with you on this one. Why make SOCOM battle with sales against Halo and MW2 Black Ops. Release it later, focus on GT5, LBP2, Move enabled games. Better sales all around if they spread it out.

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N4GAddict3187d ago

So Socom 4, Killzone 3 and Resistance 3 all in 2011?

Dragun6193187d ago

Now That's the problem for Sony next year. I wonder how they're gonna go about the release dates for their games.

Socom IV, Killzone 3, Resistance 3, Infamous 2, Agent, The Last Guardian, White Knight Chronicles 2, Twisted Metal, Motorstorm Apocalypse along with third party games like Final Fantasy XIII Versus, Ninokuni, Yakuza 4,and etc.

Anyways, delays aren't favorable but it always help polish the game along with adding more content and fixing whatever problems that people saw needed to be fixed.

Lou-Cipher3187d ago (Edited 3187d ago )

Not only those 3 in 2011

Socom 4
Killzone 3
Resistance 3
The Agency
Ghost Recon:Future Soldier
Gears of War 3
Spec Ops: The Line

Probably a new Call of Duty
Probably a new Halo

+ All the Shooters that haven't been announced yet for 2011.

There are way to many shooters out there.

pixelsword3187d ago

Was Resistance 3 even announced?

BaSeBaLlKiD7213187d ago

kinda too obvious that it's coming

Newtype3187d ago

Socom is one of Sony's big hitters, the major part of people going online through the PS2.

ClownBelt3187d ago

It will be overshadowed by huge franchises like Halo, Cod, GT5 and LB. This is a wise decision. It would be great if they release it on Summer since usually there aren't many games at that period.

Newtype3187d ago

After listening to the podcast...SOCOM 4 is going back to it's roots!!! Side specific, unlocking weapons, etc.


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