Sony shuts down Zipper Interactive

Posted on March 31, 2012 - 9:40am by Tpayne80

Editor's Note: It always sucks to see a studio shut down. Here's hoping the members of the  Zipper development team quickly land back on their feet. 

Last week it was rumored that Zipper Interactive was being shutdown by Sony. Yesterday, Sony confirmed that it is indeed shutting down Zipper Interactive. The company sent the following statement regarding the closure to Game Informer:

"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 (SCE WWS).
"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."

Zipper was founded in 1995 and acquired by Sony in 2006. It's a sad day when a studio shuts down, but for some reason a lot of people saw this coming with MAG and SOCOM 4 not doing so well in sales. With that said, best of luck to all that worked at Zipper and I hope the people who work there find a new home.

So  g1's, what was your favorite Zipper Interactive game. Mine would be SOCOM 2.

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