MAG Not an “Iteration of SOCOM”

April 4, 2009 Written by Dan Massi

Zipper Interactive’s new first person shooter, MAG, will not be an interation of the SOCOM series. This news came from Cindy Bowens, a community manager at SCEA.

“I just wanted to give you a heads up in response to the quote about MAG being an ‘iteration of SOCOM.’ I wanted to clarify that this is a misstatement. MAG is a brand new IP and is unrelated to SOCOM. It is not a sequel nor built upon SOCOM. It will be a brand new experience.”

Yesterday, SCEA’s hardware marketing boss, John Koller, said this:

“It’s basically like an iteration of SOCOM, where you’re maybe commanding the SEALs, and someone else has the Rangers, and the Green Berets, and so on.”

It looks as though this may have cleared up the confusion. MAG will not be a part of the SOCOM series, as it is a new IP.

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