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Published on March 31st, 2012 | by Cameron Woolsey

Sony Closes SOCOM Developer

Not longer after SEGA announced its plans to restructure, Sony shuts down SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive. The company, based in Redmond, Wash., had developed 14 games in its founding in 1995. The studio had around 80 employees.

A Sony representative had this to say about the closure to Game Informer:

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.

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