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SOCOM 4 Deployment Delayed

July 28, 2010 Written by Anthony Severino

SOCOM 4, the first game in the series to arrive on the PS3 that is developed by Zipper Interactive — the talented team responsible for creating the long-standing franchise — has been long pegged for a holiday 2010 release date. It was also set to be one of the first “hardcore” games to released this year that supports Sony’s upcoming motion controller, the PlayStation Move. However, news just in from the battlefield is, SOCOM 4 won’t be deployed until next year.

Yes it’s true. SOCOM 4 will not be releasing in the 2010 calender year like initially planned.

Over at the official SOCOM 4 website, Zipper Interactive’s Senior Community Manager, Jeremy Dunham broke the sad news:

“Dear SOCOM faithful,
Some of you may have heard through your favorite media outlets that SOCOM 4 is now a 2011 title, and we are writing this letter to you, our community, to confirm that SOCOM 4 is indeed scheduled for release in 2011.

While we’re certainly aware that you’ve been looking forward to playing SOCOM 4 this year, we don’t want to take any shortcuts. Instead, we want to deliver the best and most immersive SOCOM game we possibly can and we’re going to use our extra time to do just that.

Over the coming months, you can expect further updates on our 2011 release, in addition to other gameplay and feature announcements on the official SOCOM 4 blog, which can be found at blog.socom.com.

On behalf of everyone here at Zipper Interactive, we want to thank you for being patient and thank you for sticking with us — it will be worth the wait.

Sincerely,

The SOCOM 4 Team”

While anything worth playing is worth waiting for, we can’t help but be disappointed that there is now a “hardcore” void in Sony’s 2010 PlayStation Move line-up. On the bright side, if Zipper’s last game — MAG — is anything to go by, you can fully expect one hell of a multiplayer experience backed by tons of community support when SOCOM 4 finally releases in 2011.

What are your feelings about SOCOM 4′s delay? How will this affect PlayStation Move’s launch for you hardcore gamers out there? Let us know in the comments below…