Rumor: SOCOM dev facing closure

Source: layoffs and project cancellation hit the studio.

Zipper Interactive, one of Sony’s many worldwide studios and creator of the SOCOM series, is being shut down, Kotaku sources have said.

The past few days have seen layoffs and a project cancellation at the studio, according to chatter. The scope of the layoffs appear to hint at the studio’s closure.

Zipper’s most recent projects include Unit 13 for PlayStation Vita and SOCOM 4 for PlayStation 3.

When contacted, Sony declined to comment, citing its policy not to respond to rumors and speculation.

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