Zipper Interactive zips up, bids farewell to fans
SOCOM developer confirms its closing down.
MAG and SOCOM maker Zipper Interactive today confirmed its closure. In a tweet addressed to fans, it said:
After 17 years it’s time to head off into the sunset. A sincere thank you to all our fans for everything you’ve done for us. Farewell.
— Zipper Interactive (@Zipper) March 30, 2012
Sony, too, acknowledged the closure in a statement sent 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.”
Zipper Interactive was formed in 1996, and had approximately 80 employees. We wish them all good luck in the future, and hope they find and form studios to make even more awesome games.