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.
Advisory: Online multiplayer services for MAG, SOCOM Confrontation, and SOCOM 4 will be ending on 01/28/14
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 16, 2013
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.