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Sony Confirms Zipper Interactive Has Closed

Posted by Sammy Barker

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SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive has closed, Sony has confirmed. Speculation about the studio’s imminent demise began last weekend, but the firm remained tight-lipped for the majority of the week.

However, Sony confirmed the sad news in a statement to Game Informer over night:

Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm the closure of Zipper Interactive, a Seattle-based internal game development studio that has been part of the global development operation of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios. The closure is a result of a normal cycle of resource re-alignment within SCE WWS.

Zipper has completed all work associated with its most recent project, Unit 13 for PlayStation Vita. Zipper titles MAG, SOCOM 4 and Unit 13 will continue to be supported, including the new Daily Challenges in Unit 13.

The closure will affect a whopping 80 employees. It was thought that Zipper Interactive was preparing work for the next PlayStation.

Naturally, our thoughts go out to all those affected.

[via gameinformer.com]

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User Comments (6)

NathanUC

#2

NathanUC said:

That's beyond a shame. Zipper was one of my favorite game dev companies to date.
Guess that means no DLC for Unit 13...

Slapshot

#3

Slapshot said:

Such a shame. I purchased Unit 13 this week to show my support for Zipper. They've always been one of my favorite developers, but I will say this, they've always had an issue with under-performing when compared to other AAA developers — mostly for bug issues.

Still and yet, Unit 13 is going to live on as an underrated gem on Vita!

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