SOCOM: Confrontation DLC detailed

When SOCOM: Confrontation first debuted a year ago this week, it was beset by technical problems, such that the game required patching to address laggy network play, system crashes, and broken clan, ranking, and stat-tracking functions. Now the game is in line for another update, albeit one focused...

When SOCOM: Confrontation first debuted a year ago this week, it was beset by technical problems, such that the game required patching to address laggy network play, system crashes, and broken clan, ranking, and stat-tracking functions. Now the game is in line for another update, albeit one focused more on adding to the game rather than fixing it.

Sony today announced SOCOM: Confrontation Cold Front, the first downloadable content pack for the multiplayer-only tactical shooter. However, the company didn't give the add-on a release window, saying only that new information on it would be available shortly.

When it debuts on the PlayStation Network, the $14.99 Cold Front pack will include a Russian and Eastern European area of operation, complete with snow effects and the appropriate gear (like a thermal scope) and camouflage. Players will also get five new maps (three of them revamped levels from previous SOCOM games), new music, a new character progression system with primary and secondary specializations, new and enhanced weapons and weapon attachments, and new trophies to earn.

Created by Slant Six after series creator Zipper Interactive was given command of MAG, SOCOM: Confrontation was sold in stores bundled with a Bluetooth headset at the standard new release price of $60, or as a downloadable PlayStation Network game for $40. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of SOCOM: Confrontation and the After the Fact updates assessing how well Sony's patching fixed the game's technical flaws.

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122 comments
whitie02
whitie02

its dec. 17 and is 10 for the first week, 15 after that i think

MOTTOBEAR
MOTTOBEAR

I just wish they could give a SOLID date on this and I hope it is soon

xxfatmanxx
xxfatmanxx

THEY KEEP SAYIN SOON TO BE RELEASED BUT WHEN? COS WE ALL STILL WAITING FOR 1.60 PATCH UPADTE! HURRY UP SLANT SIX! MODERN WARFARE 2 HAS HAD 4 UPDATES AND ITS BEEN OUT 3 WEEKS AND SOCOM BEEN OUT 13 MONTHS 2 UPDATES! JUST HURRY PLEASE WITH THE 1.60 UPDATE AND COLD FRONT DLC BECAUSE U ARE GOING TO LOSE ALOT OF SOCOM PLAYERS TO MODERN WARFARE 2 AND OTHER GAMES IF U KEEP DELAYING IT! CHEERS FATMAN

tltypes
tltypes

Can't wait for this to come out.

cjasko94
cjasko94

PEOPLE the game is not 'broken' now. I've had it since launch. I am starting to think that you 'true' hardcore socom fans have been playing to much Cod4 and just flat out suck at socom confrontation. Why so much hate for this DLC why it's not even out yet..

SpacePirate6
SpacePirate6

Finally, it's about time. Thrilled to hear about this, always wished it would be done but never till now even knew it was being made at all.

Jimmyjit
Jimmyjit

It would have been nice to have LAN capabilities for everyone stuck back at the base, after real missions.

Bladescorpion
Bladescorpion

Started playing it after 8 months of awol. Really like the respawn matches.

johnangelo7
johnangelo7

to all who bought this game at launch and sold it your missing out...i had the game since it was launched put up with its bugs and lag issues they finally fixed it and now im addicted lol well not really but thats the first game i play when i turn my ps3..next is elderscrolls obliv...classic

johnangelo7
johnangelo7

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johnangelo7
johnangelo7

i dont care how "laggy" "broken" and a failure you say this game is i am a fan of socom thanks to this game and its actually quite addictive and fun... ill drop money on the dlc and a sequal if possible

BodomBeachChild
BodomBeachChild

"Yes, we know our game is broken. But with this map-pack we should have included a long time ago will be available for yer hard earned money! Fix it? HA! Just pretend everything ****y about our game isn't there." Confrontation is so full of fail it could pass for Bushs terms in office.

DeepEyes88
DeepEyes88

I loved the original socom games so i was really hyped for this but all i got on launch was a laggy broken mess of a game where most gunfights were basically two guys dancing around eachother until the other one drops, and while the patch did fix a lot of problems all i realised then is that its just a bland and rather lifeless third person shooter, but hey a lot of people stuck with that and i admire that, but even all there fans dedication they have the audacity to charge $14 for a bunch of old socom maps after all the comunity has had to put up with, it should be a gift to the fans like the free map pack for vegas 2, sorry but with greed like this i sinserly hope the company goes bust.

Joker1232003
Joker1232003

Let zipper finish MAG...Then We will get the next true Socom! Untill then i wont be getting a socom game untill Zipper Inc were involved

Jackmouve
Jackmouve

SgtD, why would thinking they are doing a good job make someone a hater. Isn't the hater the one thinking they are NOT, like you? Also, what does that have to do with voting for Obama. If you are trying to say they are stupid, voting for Obama once certainly is not as stupid as voting for Bush twice, especially that second time. The game was a crapfest at release and I was as mad as the next guy, but it's 100 times better now. People that are still having SERIOUS issues now, mostly have their connections to blame. You want to see a game in serious shambles, get NBA 2K10.

Jackmouve
Jackmouve

Ok, for all you people on the fence or thinking about getting this game or this DLC. Here is the scoop. It's not Socom 2 revamped, it's a completely different game with new maps and a revamped game engine, the only reason the remade Socom 2 maps are in there is because people BEGGED for them. The servers have gotten much better, I have no problems 99% of the time. The big Update that added tournaments and ladders is great. I like the ranking system and if you have a good connection you can play all the time without much issue. It's THE best shooter bar none! Though, MAG is looking pretty nice (I'm in the beta). It's a definite buy at $39.99 in the PSN store! I also reccommend the headset, best Bluetooth Headset for PS3 on the market (and I work for the Bluetooth SIG and have tested ALOT of headsets). Things to know: It's not COD, most game modes are NOT respawn (though you can make or join respawn rooms if you want). You will no doubt be playing with experienced Socom players in most rooms and your life expectancy will be very short till you figure out not to "Run and Gun", despite peole calling you a camper. It's a TACTICAL shooter, play smart. Unless you are the last guys alive because all the other idiots ran out there guns ablazin', then if you play tactical you are likely to get voted out. This brings me too my next point, play with people that you know or that seem to be pretty cool.

SgtD
SgtD

Game has improved over time, but gameplay issues and maps(only say maps, cause the game released with so few.) should still be addressed before new factions, weapons, camo......means nothing if the game doesnt function properly. Should not take more than a year to correct a game via patches and updates. Your right, no game is perfect.....but there are to many minor issues that should have been and should be addressed sooner. Sony and Slant6 should have reconsidered the release until the game was prepared for release. To many problems for a game this popular to be slung through the mud, released and not expect any backlash from fans of the game that have been playing it for YEARS. All you haters that think they are doing a good job (or from someone who does not know anything about the series)....probably voted for Obama too. When you have features from previous games(PS2 versions) that are not even in the next-gen game.....theres problems. Damages the SOCOM name and future titles. Good news is .....I'm an individual and have choice.......intend to use it.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

Is that the new thing gamers are saying now when they don't like a game? It's "broken"? Makes it sound like they are absolving themselves of paying for a game they didn't like. "Yeah, it's THE DEVELOPERS FAULT I don't like this game! They didn't make it right!".

bpifer311
bpifer311

Given the amount of BS the SOCOM community had to put up with for this game, this DLC should be free.

shady_825
shady_825

It's a shame that so many people are blinded by what the reviews say. I was totally pissed that everything was broken for half a year after the game's launch but they got it together. It's still the best tactical shooter you can play on consoles, despite the rough launch, but unfortunately the reviews don't point to that. If you like good, balanced, team-based games where you can't run-n-gun or have ridiculous regenerating health, but you get rewarded for playing strategically and using your brain, by all means, pick this game up. And on a side note, the game is still mad popular. There are definitely lots of people playing it all the time, from all over the world.

Lifeshifter
Lifeshifter

I bought the game at launch and liked it, didnt get to play too too much of it though at the time but kept it since so many other games that were good came out at the same time. But I still pick it up and shoot some people from time to time :) Hopefully the content will be good, may pick it up just because :)

DanC1989
DanC1989

I could never get into the SOCOM series, but this does sound interesting. I wish I had the time and money to give it another bash (hated the buggy beta so I never bought it)

Dizzzyness
Dizzzyness

this might actually be better than the original maps and not broken and buggy

TripSe7en
TripSe7en

I was willing enough to give the game a try, but after a week of when I bought it at launch I put it on ebay. I remember when SOCOM was THE online tactical shooter... What happened to you Sony!?

aChaChaCha
aChaChaCha

Wow, DLC that is actually released after an appropiate amount of time after the games original release.

chazza09
chazza09

You people make me laugh you gun down socom BUT you still play it cos you know why?? Its because your addicted and you like the game..We all have the same problems so get on with it,

meimei1990
meimei1990

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jrorl63
jrorl63

so they are making us pay $15 more for things that should have been in the game at launch?

SeanChan10
SeanChan10

nice one of the remade maps have to be thin ice can't wait

benjy117
benjy117

I just bought socom and I was very disappointed. The game didn't have much work done to it besides vamping up in hd and adding a few objects to the old socom 2 maps. The motion controls are pointless. I was hoping it would be alot better than socom 2 but it turns out its the exact same game. At least it didn't play out like socom 3. Thanks for that.

bubnux
bubnux

Sold. @ launch was pretty broken but (since the fix) actually one of the better shooters this gen. Looks like I'll be getting back into SOCOM!

Generalmojo
Generalmojo

@redskins2156 - Beutifully said my freind!! same goes to those who bash MGS4's online and Killzone 2

redskins2156
redskins2156

The ones who are say socom sucks, are the same ones who can't get a single kill in the game cuz they SUCK!

SPYDER0416
SPYDER0416

Finally an appropriate progression system, unfortunately I might not pick this up. The game is fun, but after MW2 and Uncharted 2 this game won't see much action from me.

Tommy8930
Tommy8930

dogpigfish the game is not as bad as gamespot says it is the game is actually very good rent or buy it 24.99 used

King-Tigre
King-Tigre

@electro57 Yeah I still play it, it has more players playing than Warhawk and MGO combined.

dogpigfish
dogpigfish

I've looked at this a few times, but the terrible ratings keep me from buying it. It's a pity, SOCOM is a great franchise. The ratings have been pretty consistent, so even those sites that wanted to like it, couldn't. This is an example of what happens when a developer pushes something to release too early.

electro57
electro57

Is anyone still playing this game?

YellowBoy365
YellowBoy365

well i dnt have this game rite now but i think imma go buy it today just got piad should i get it

JOKER677
JOKER677

since when did you have to pay to get an update that FIXED the game but ill prolly still end up gettin it for the levels

tofushreds
tofushreds

Buy it on day one, it's $10 wait and it will still be worth $15 for those who wait. For those that download it will they get more than 15 hours out of the new maps? I know I will. Any game that breaks down to less than a dollar per hour is a good deal to me. Plus Night Stalker was/is the best map ever.

lhawley088
lhawley088

im gonna buy it. Hopefully the new music and voiceovers will be more like SOCOM 1,2. I havent played this game in about a month but im actually excited for this. Hopefully the release more DLC in the future. And i didnt know $15 was a lot of money? too much for mommy to give you?

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

Why don't they just make this DLC free to attract new gamers ?

erendux
erendux

cool news i love play socom but prise little bit expensive and release time late ?

HWGuy14
HWGuy14

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totaleklypse
totaleklypse

screw you slant 6. we all have already boycotted you perm. keep your 15 dollar crap addon. it should be free after the bs u put us through. we have too many good games to play now to care about your crap company. borderlands zombie island will get my money. u are a failure disband now and move on with your lives.

desert_eagle_8
desert_eagle_8

its a little too late for DLC, espicially an expensive one. why dont they just make a brand new SOCOM game altogether!!

Ronin893
Ronin893

I played it once and then returned it. Meh!