Sony To Kill Multiplayer For SOCOM 4, MAG In Early 2014

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Womp, womp: Sony has announced that SOCOM 4 and MAG, the two military shooters that never quite managed to become as successful as they would've liked, will be losing online multiplayer support early next year.

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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 4 and MAG developer Zipper Interactive, as first reported right here at Kotaku. SOCOM Confrontation was made by Slant Six games.

So long, MAG and SOCOM 4. 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.")

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Anyone out there still playing either of these? Sad to see them go, or ready to move on to other things? Let us know.

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I wish they were able to bring MAG onto the 360. It always seemed a waste to put it just on the PS3 when everyone already knew that the Xbox was the shooter-console. Not to say that people don't play shooters on PS3 but we all know that the PS3 is more centered around single-player games and the multiplayer was usually more toward the MMOs it carried.