Zipper Interactive’s lasting legacy will be powered down next year, as Sony has announced that the online components for MAG, SOCOM Confrontation, and SOCOM 4 will all be switched off on 28th January. Of the three games, only the latter has a single player campaign, meaning that you may want to re-employ your disc-based copies of the other titles as nifty coasters.

In truth, it’s pretty sad to see MAG finally on the verge of closure. The 256-player shooter didn’t appeal to everyone, but gradually garnered a fanatic fanbase following its 2010 release. It really was an ambitious game – and perhaps deserved a sequel to iron out its kinks. With the developer now more dead than the recruits of Raven, though, we doubt that that’s ever going to happen.