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Sony Closes Zipper Interactive

by Jim Reilly on Mar 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Sony today confirmed it has closed Seattle-based game studio Zipper Interactive, the creators of the SOCOM series.

Responding to rumors last week, Sony representatives sent Game Informer the following statement:

Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm the closure of Zipper Interactive, a Seattle-based internal game development studio that has been part of the global development operation of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS).

The closure is a result of a normal cycle of resource re-alignment within SCE WWS. Zipper has completed all work associated with its most recent project, Unit 13 for PlayStation Vita. Zipper titles MAG, SOCOM 4 and Unit 13 will continue to be supported, including the new Daily Challenges in Unit 13.

Zipper had approximately 80 employees.