SOCOM 4 developer Zipper Interactive have called the upcoming SOCOM 4 the first "real" SOCOM on the PlayStation 3. Zipper's last deployment with the SOCOM franchise was SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 2, Vancouver based developer Slant Six took over with SOCOM: Confrontation, a multiplayer-only title for the PS3.
"You know, that's their [Slant Six's] game. I mean, we really have been focused on SOCOM 4 and doing our own thing. I think, for the franchise, SOCOM 4 is the real first SOCOM on the PS3," offered game designer Ben Jones.
Unlike Confrontation, SOCOM 4 will feature a full-length single player campaign complete with co-op with up to five players and support for online 32-player multiplayer games. Both the PlayStation Move and 3D are supported as well.
SOCOM 4 hits stores on April 19, 2011.