Servers for MAG
, SOCOM 4
, and SOCOM: Confrontation
are shutting down on January 28, 2014, Sony has announced. As it stands, the server shutdowns will essentially make MAG
obsolete, due to their reliance on online play.
The news follows the closure
and SOCOM studio Zipper Interactive last year. When asked then about future SOCOM entries, Sony Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida said
his company never retires a franchise. Nonetheless, today's news will sound like a death knell for fans of the long-running shooter series, and certainly as one for MAG
, which will go offline two days short of its fourth birthday.