If you were looking forward to getting your hands on Socom 4 this year then I have bad news for you. As the name of this post states, Socom 4 has been delayed until 2011.
Socom 4 was originally scheduled to drop in the Fall of this year, but with multiplatform titles like Medal of Honor and Call of Duty: Black Ops dropping soon, the accountants over at Zipper must have realized what would happen to their profitability if Socom 4 did release too close to those games. Here is the official word from the people over at Zipper Interactive:
Dear SOCOM faithful,
Some of you may have heard through your favorite media outlets that SOCOM 4 is now a 2011 title, and we are writing this letter to you, our community, to confirm that SOCOM 4 is indeed scheduled for release in 2011.
While we’re certainly aware that you’ve been looking forward to playing SOCOM 4 this year, we don’t want to take any shortcuts. Instead, we want to deliver the best and most immersive SOCOM game we possibly can and we’re going to use our extra time to do just that.
Over the coming months, you can expect further updates on our 2011 release, in addition to other gameplay and feature announcements on the official SOCOM 4 blog, which can be found at blog.socom.com.
On behalf of everyone here at Zipper Interactive, we want to thank you for being patient and thank you for sticking with us — it will be worth the wait.
The SOCOM 4 Team