Rumor: Sony is taking Zipper Interactive down

By on March 25, 2012

Massive layoffs within the studio suggest they could be shuttered down soon.

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Sony is in the process of shutting down Zipper Interactive, according to sources close to Kotaku.

The source points to a project cancellation and firing of the major of the staff as indication that the studio is hinging on its last moments.

This is all a rumor for now, so assume nothing until we have a final confirmation. Sony is maintaining a ‘no comment’ stance for the time being.

Formed in 1996 by Jim Bosler and Brian Soderberg, Zipper Interactive shot to fame with MechWarrior 3 and Crimon Skies. In 2006, the studio was bought by Sony, who helped produced the popular third-person shooter series SOCOM. Zipper’s latest, and possibly its last title, was Unit 13 for the PS Vita.


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