The lights are on
A few months ago Sony closed down developer Zipper Interactive. Now, it's turning off the servers for the PlayStation 2 and PSP SOCOM titles at the end of August.
The following message was posted late yesterday confirming the decommission of the servers:
On August 31, 2012 Sony Computer Entertainment America will be terminating the on-line service for the following PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable ("PSP") software titles:
PlayStation 2 system: SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs, SOCOM Combined Assault.
PSP system: SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 2, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike.
The PlayStation 3 SOCOM titles, SOCOM Confrontation and SOCOM 4, will remain online.
[Source: PlayStation Message Board]
I'm really gonna miss Zipper, they were my favorite on PS2, Socom was the greatest till they put out that new BS that was more like a CoD clone.
The old PS2 games are filled with nothing but hackers. Been that way for half a decade.
I'm impressed the servers for the original SOCOM are still active. That game's almost 10 years old and was Sony's first online game.
This better be a *** joke I play FTB3 C:A Socom 2 and 3 frequently this has literally ruined my day. But I mean we all knew it had to happen some time...
Man, I still remember that box art(? photo, I guess) quite vividly. LOT of memories from that game... the first competitive shooter I ever got into. On that note, it's amazing that the PS2 servers are still up at all... and tragic that Zipper has gone downhill in the way it has over time.
No! I enjoyed the crap out of fireteam bravo!!! I spent so much time trying to unlock my elite seal. I'll miss these games.
ohh old were active wow nice support
Wow I haven't played SOCOM in forever. Se La Vi
I never took my ps2 online once
Socom 2 all the way. Socom 4 is ***. So sad to see this happen. All these years those dedicated few still played, they should be rewarded for their dedication.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! SOCOM II is still the best multiplayer game I've ever played, and I recently re-bought it to play it...the next day my backwards compatible PS3 died. It's still in the plastic wrap. :( I think I might place it on my mantle out of respect.
This is a sad, sad day.
hey, which socom are people playing the most on ps2 nowadays?im tinking of getting my old ps2 out and buying the most populated one
Me and a friend were just wondering if they were still up just the other day, thanks for answering our question.
Man, Socom 2 was some fun $hit.
Wow, SOCOM II was the best SOCOM game. I didn't realize those servers were still online. Damn now I want to go back and play some.