SOCOM 4, MAG To Lose Multiplayer Services In Early 2014

SOCOM 4, MAG To Lose Multiplayer Services In Early 2014
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Womp, womp: Sony has announced that SOCOM 4 and MAG, the two military shooters that never managed to become quite as successful as they would’ve liked, will be losing online multiplayer support early next year.

Hey, at least they’re giving half a year’s advance notice!

The news comes a bit more than a year after Sony shut down SOCOM and MAG developer Zipper Interactive, as first reported right here at Kotaku.

So long, MAG and SOCOM. My primary memories of those games: Trying to play SOCOM 4 using the Sharpshooter gun controller and having a dickens of a time of it. Also, thinking that MAG sounded cool, but never managing to try it out. (And enjoying that the title stood for “Massive Action Game.”)

Anyone out there still playing either of these? Sad to see them go, or ready to move on to other things? Let us know.


  • this kinda sucks. MAG was a pretty cool game. i haven’t played it in a while, maybe i’ll have to crack it out again soon.

  • Well this is horrible news for anyone who owns MAG, since the entire game is online with no single player, the moment they shut down the servers the game you paid for will be worthless. . .

    Which is kinda disappointing, I felt MAG had a lot of promise and I always had fun while playing it. . . I might have to break it out again and have one last round before my copy becomes a coaster. . .

  • Finally xbone fans have something to point at about sony being anti-consumer. Sucks for the people that bought and still play the game!

    • You mean besides leading the charge with DRM by illegally installing rootkits when you put a Sony music disc in your computer that not only interfered with making copies but was hidden and hard to uninstall and it phones home to Sony with your email address and listening habits? Or the time they were subject to the biggest computer crime in history, lost people’s unencrypted personal info and waited a whole week to tell people their credit cards were possibly compromised?

      Do you have a 10 second memory or something?

      • No, I was pointing out that they haven’t done anything worse on the pr/consumer side of things than MSoft lately. Not well obviously… Gaming sites have gone very pro-sony/neg-msoft lately (justified or not) and I was just making a bad joke.

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