Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, wants to quell fears that we'll never see another entry in the SOCOM
franchise. Even though series creators Zipper Interactive was shuttered
back in March, "never say never," he said.
"It's not done. We never retire any franchise," Yoshida told Official PlayStation Magazine (via UK
) when asked about future entries. Yoshida then pointed to Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
, the recent resurrection of the Sly Cooper
series, as a sign. "It's sometimes good to have a fresh look at the franchises we have."
The last game in the series, SOCOM 4
, was far from the series' best. So while it's hardly confirmation we'll see a new SOCOM
game in the future, at least Zipper's closure is not the death knell we feared it was.