Wednesday, July 29, 2009

SOCOM Confrontation - Biggest online game on PS3 says Sony Producer

This doesn't really come as a surprise to me at all, given the dedication of the SOCOM fanbase.

What's the biggest online game on the PS3? No, it's not Killzone 2. No, it's not even Resistance 2. According to SCEA senior producer Mark Rogers, SOCOM Confrontation stands above both of Sony's high-profile first-party FPS offerings by having the most simultaneous online connections on the PlayStation Network. He attributes Confrontation's success to the community's commitment to the franchise. Whereas other gamers may play an online game for a few weeks and move on,SOCOM fans have proven to be far more dedicated (despite the game's ... troubled launch).

The devotion of the SOCOM community will be rewarded by an upcoming patch, Rogers promises. While the Slant Six team has been largely quiet about progress on the patch, he says the massive scale and scope of the patch has led to an extended testing cycle. With the promise of DLC in the future, it's clear that SOCOM addicts will find even more reason to avoid playing other games for a long time.

Source Joystiq


James said...

jackasses....they really havent given socom the credit that it's due. They don't seem to care that it was pretty much what launched ps2 online. It's insane, this is the title that deserves their AAA treatment and funds but they continue to ignore it too much.

David Doel said...

Ya agreed. I love Slant Six but really, SOCOM hasn't been given the proper 'next-gen' treatment like KillZone 2 and Ratchet & Clank were. Sony pumped a ton of money and resources into those companies, especially Guerilla Games (in regards to KillZone 2), but Slant Six remained a rather small team creating it's first home console game.