Sony Shuts Down Zipper Interactive
Sony has made it official that Seattle-based developer Zipper Interactive has been closed down. In case you’re unsure, they’re the developers of SOCOM, the PS3 exclusive online shooter MAG and recently Unit 13 for Vita.
There was a report last week that hinted towards it being only a matter of time before Zipper Interactive was closed down, due to it having received huge layoffs as well as a game cancellation. Now it’s been confirmed via a statement made by Sony 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.”
That’s pretty tough. Hopefully Zipper Interactive’s employees can get back on their feet soon enough.