Remember that “Surprise Sequel” that people have been talking about for the past week or so? Well Sony, on behalf of Zipper Interactive, announced that the developer is working on SOCOM 4, the first entry of the series for PS3. Many people assumed that SOCOM 4 was a long way off, given that Zipper recently released their experimental FPS MAG. Well apparently, that’s not the case.
Here’s what we know: The single-player campaign revolves an operation to sabotage a military coup in south-east Asia. As always, the gameplay revolves around squad-based tactics and combat. According to Zipper’s “senior community manager” Jeremy Dunham, the campaign will unfold in a directorial style similar to “Uncharted 2”. On the technical side, Dunham mentioned that all of the characters’ movements will be recorded via motion-capture.
Dunham also took the time to assure MAG fans that, even though Zipper is working on SOCOM now, they are committed to supporting MAG for the long haul… Unfortunately, this probably means that we won’t be hearing about any plans for MAG DLC in the near future.
Just like everything else right now, while the details are currently few and far-between, expect to get plenty of info at E3 this spring.