After almost 10 years, one of the most loved shooters in the PlayStation family, Socom, will have it’s servers shut down on the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable.
It was a long, glorious run for many of the Socom players on the previous generation of console but, this summer, it all comes to an end as the servers will be decommissioned.
Here’s the official word from Sony on the Socom forums:
“On August 31, 2012 Sony Computer Entertainment America will be terminating the on-line service for the following PlayStation®2 and PlayStation®Portable (“PSP”) software titles:
PlayStation®2 system: SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs, SOCOM Combined Assault.
PSP system: SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 2, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike.”
I was one of those players for a long time and I really can’t believe an HD edition of one of these games is not in the works, maybe it is with this announcement but, if not, I feel for the players. All these people wanted was a Socom experience that they haven’t been able to get elsewhere so they’ve stuck with the legacy versions all this time. Sad day for Socom fans.