The lights are on
The writing could be on the wall for Socom and MAG developer, Zipper Interactive.
According to sources at Kotaku, the developer is being hit with layoffs and project cancellations and may even face studio shutdown. Zipper’s last game was the PSone Vita title Unit 13.
We’ve reached out to Sony for confirmation, but the publisher declined to comment.
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It's always sad to see something like this. Though I'm not really surprised. The last game of theirs I remember enjoying was Socom 3: US Navy Seals.
It's always bad to hear when a developer is being closed, but they just haven't been the same studio since last generation. Best of wishes to everyone who must now find a job.
it's never happy news to hear about a dev getting the shank. Good luck to all parties involved.
Well, MAG had a long run for me. I guess I got my $60 out of it. Well, $60 divided by 110 hours. That is almost $0.50 an hour to play that game.
I'll be sad when Sony lets go Zipper. They really have a lot of talent there and could probably make some great new IPs or build on the existing ones like Socom and MAG.
MAG wasn't a bad idea, but a game so heavily dependent on the players for the idea to work; it had its work cut out for it.
MAG was an incredible game. It was Sony who screwed it up by not advertising it enough. Then by letting Zipper decide what to make as DLC instead of listening to the fans.
That's sad. I sucked at MAG, but I don't think it was a bad game. If anything the studio showed some potential.
I wish them luck.