View Full Version : Sony Accuires Zipper Interactive -- The folks who make Socom

01-24-2006, 07:19 PM
The folks that make Socom has been officially accuired by Sony. Before they had an agreement sort of like Rare had with Nintendo back in the day. This would make Zipper open to negotiations for Microsoft to buy them out (like they did Rare). Sony said "F that" and accuired Zipper today.

January 24, 2006 - It looks like the SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs franchise will stay exclusive to the PlayStation family as Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that it has acquired Zipper Interactive, creators of the highly successful tactical shooter series. Based out of Redmond, Washington, Zipper's SOCOM series has been Sony's Ace in establishing widespread adoption of its PS2 Network Adapter and moving USB headsets into living rooms everywhere.

Though the deal doesn't actually come as much of a shocker, it does formally tie the companies into an exclusive development agreement for the remainder of human history. Zipper's day-to-day operations will continue to remain a part of SCE Worldwide Studios and continue to be co-directed from SCE WWS Foster City Studio.


01-25-2006, 09:58 AM
Good news.

They also bought Guerilla, who makes Killzone, awhile back.