SOCOM: Confrontation mobilizes Sept. 16

Sony and Slant Six deploying modern-day tactical shooter on the PS3 later this year; community barracks now online.

By far one of the most popular franchises for PlayStation fans is Sony's SOCOM series of modern-day tactical shooters. Unfortunately, ever since the first PlayStation 3 installment in the franchise--SOCOM: Confrontation--was first revealed in May 2007, updates for Slant Six's second effort in the series (its first being Tactical Strike for the PSP) have been few and far between. However, that changed earlier this month when Sony gave asset-starved fans the first batch of screenshots for the shooter.

SOCOM in a high-def world.

With the game now in a state worthy of being shown off to the public, Sony has announced via its official blog that SOCOM: Confrontation will go hot on September 16, exclusively on the PS3. Similar to Incognito's Warhawk, Confrontation will be available at both brick-and-mortar retailers and as a digital download through the PlayStation Network.

To help the avid SOCOM community keep tabs on the game, Sony also took the lid off of its community site for Confrontation. Sony is planning a two-phase rollout for the community site, with its current operations that launched today dedicated to being a developer's blog, asset depot, and message board. After the game mobilizes, Sony will initiate phase two of its plan: launching a new site that "will integrate your SOCOM Confrontation experience onto the Web," with more details promised to come.

Given that a fully realized online component is absolutely critical to the multiplayer-only Confrontation, Sony also said that it would be drafting active and knowledge participants from the Web site's community for participation in the game's upcoming closed beta.

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105 comments
DarkGhost32
DarkGhost32

Man playing socom:CA this is wat everyone talks bout! looks sweet

Sokol4ever
Sokol4ever

Alright, this should be excellent multiplayer game.

JohnnyNeat
JohnnyNeat

COD4 killer? Doubtful. But then again this is more tactical and a good addition for us gamers. I have my fingers crossed.

Eternal_Rezen
Eternal_Rezen

Socom finally you come to the ps3 hopefully this playstation veteran will bring a hit to the ps3!

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I play socom combined assault and this is all they talk about

Myzz617
Myzz617

@ -CoBrA93 Zipper will not be doing work on the new SOCOM..you should read more on the game and the people who worked on SOCOM TS for PSP are the ones doing this one. @ HolteEnder4Life : SOCOM does not suck its just you! I like socom 3 but idk about CA i bought it played it but never gotten too into it. Maybe because it T and not rated M so a few things were missing and they called them Mercenaries and not terrorists so that 2 me was a turn off. The ULTIMATE question is are the problems with SOCOM 2 fixed 4 ther online play? It has been about 6months @ least since i have played SOCOM 3 online J/W if ne one still plays and if ppl who are playing are there 2 just cheat. If thats the case I'll go elsewhere for my fragging.

zippyflies
zippyflies

oh joy, looking forward to another 16 hours a day of socom if its like Socom 2

-CoBrA93
-CoBrA93

yaa umm this better not having any of that iDOTS hacking cds like in socom 2,but socom 2 was the best out of the series,i hope they didnt ruin crossroads.socom2 practically made online gaming for the consoles i hope zipper can deliver us the same or even better socom 2 experience.

tkworldwyde
tkworldwyde

socom 3 and ca were bad.nothing was like 2. if anyone reads these posts in forms a opinion from them....dont. one person spells orgasm....o-r-g-a-s-i-m and i doubt he ever had one nor did he give someone one!!!!another says that ps3 has great games, and says all that xbox has is g.o.w.2.?!?!? we all know socom 4 is not going to be up to par with 1 & 2, its a shame ya have to wait till sept. you'll wait and it will still stink

IrishSmooth
IrishSmooth

This might sound weird to some of you but i actually liked Socom 3 and Combined assualt. but thats probably because i started out playing socom 3. i owned Socom 2 and didn't even know it until after i bought socom 3 after a friend told me about it. i went back and played socom 2 online and it felt really weird to me. but anyways this game is going to be the sh!t i think it'll be better than CoD4.

DISCOSTEW360
DISCOSTEW360

Socom is awsome! I had 1-3 of the games! What sucks is I don't have a PS3 :(

Army-Of-On3
Army-Of-On3

I hope this game is nothing like socom 3 and combined assault...they were hidious. this game shud be like socom 2..best out of all the series.cant w8 for this

bombfanatic
bombfanatic

i enjoy the SOCOM series, but i have never gone online on console. i have only been online on the portable versions. I haven't been able to try it on a console due to wired vs. WIFI trouble at my house. i may rent this game before i buy it, but the game does look pretty beautiful graphics wise. ill see the reviews before i think about buying it

Fr0g_s3
Fr0g_s3

Wat has been done to assure socom fans, there will be no cheating,.??? or will this game go to wast, like socom4/combined assault , did....???.

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

anyone know if JTF2 is still being considered for the game?

Solid-Fox
Solid-Fox

good timing ... there isn't much good games on Sep, so the game well go wild in online community.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

click on the link for screenshots, you can see the pictures much better. This looks great, I have all the SOCOM games for the psp but never got them for the ps2 as I did not have it online, but I will definately get this one!

taj7575
taj7575

SOCOM in hi-def world = ownage!!! but i have a 360, so i cant get this game =(. ehh, its ok, i love my 360 too much anyways. and guys dont give me thumbs down for saying that, u guys probably love ure ps3 too

Sheiko
Sheiko

Come on Sony At least give us screens in Hi-Res rather then little teaser shots. Its like dropping dead just before a Awesome orgasim.

Stolen_Kuniva
Stolen_Kuniva

The graphics look amazing, but not in those photos, the quality of them is too low. Go to socom.com and click the "latest screens" link on the right, you will not be dissapointed ;)

dutch777
dutch777

i agree with jsmoke03, graphics look out dated already

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I guess we'll have to wait awhile for this one.

XDominAZNX
XDominAZNX

Can't wait...Divorce...here i come!

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

socom has by far the ugliest graphics...dude it looks like a psp game. they need to overhaul the graphics engine or hire some better people to work on that game. maybe it can finally match the gameplay

p00phead
p00phead

this is so gonna be cool online

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Looks a LOT better than last years now.

PAUL_AWOL
PAUL_AWOL

About time. WTF though, still gotta wait 6 more months..

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

never played it but heard it was great. Maybe I might have to try this one on for size

GANGSTA287
GANGSTA287

bad timing... I don't play as much during the fall

mikewalsh69
mikewalsh69

socom is the most played online console game of alltime. and i cant wait to see what the big deal is about. in ireland there as no online ps2 service so i can finally play

crzyguy4242
crzyguy4242

hell yeah, another great ps3 game. Damn, its so gonna kick ass. theres so many good games for it. I just hope microsoft has some good games coming out this or next year other than gears of war2. Not that Im a fanboy.

thekodaman
thekodaman

SOCOM is a great multiplayer series, lets hope that they continue this tradition... in HD baby!.

-GAZA-
-GAZA-

I don't mind the glitching but the pathetic peices of **** that use mod discs have to go. Maybe with Zipper not involved we can actually have a game as good as COD4.

ps320071
ps320071

so all the great games come out with in a few months of eachother...geese we all got some major gaming to do

skee_uk
skee_uk

ive never tried the orig socom but this looks promosing. what a ace year for ps3

Shischkabob
Shischkabob

i agree with deuce make sure you find all those glitches. or at least find away to know who uses glitches and ban that PS3 address for a couple of days and then a couple of weeks and possibly forever if they continue to glitch.

0o0deuce0o0
0o0deuce0o0

It says rated Mature, that can't be official yet can it, I hope it is, BLOOD!!!

0o0deuce0o0
0o0deuce0o0

Well, this kinda sucks, been waiting forever for GTA4, now we gotta wait forever for good ol' SOCOM, then when it comes out, I'm sure there will be another badass game that everyone will want, I kinda wish they wouldn't have said anything yet!!! And I'm so jelous that testers get to play this game, YOU GUYS BETTER FIND THE GLITCHES AND GET RID OF ALL OF THEM

slayerking131
slayerking131

im ok with it being online only. Its going to "pown" (haha i sound like a little kid) COD4. Yes, im addicted to COD4 online, but when a game is dedicated to online only, it should blow away every online game out there. I mean, once we finished the little 5 hour campaign, what have we all been doing the past months?? COD4 online!! so really, the game will have a huge replay value, so it'll be cool.

Jimmyjit
Jimmyjit

Finally some news, to kill all the pain. Please Socom haters and hecklers leave the post. GTA & Socom is what PS3 owners have been waiting for.

matias8six
matias8six

the king of (playstation)shooters will be back, sept 16. can't wait!

IrishSmooth
IrishSmooth

i really enjoyed play CoD4 but i think Socom will be better. Plus i love being in 3rd person so you can see you guy.

grand17
grand17

wow this game looks like its gunna BLOW. i only ever played the campaign on the previous socoms and i loved it. plus these graphics look like ps2 upscaled, maybe cod4 spoiled me but this looks like junk

-GAZA-
-GAZA-

@p-adamson15...are saying that there was a single player campaign on previous socoms....thats crazy talk. Finally an actual release date. I guess I'll have to keep logging in the hours on COD4 until september.

mrkame16
mrkame16

based on the screen shot the game looks outdated, rainbow six and graw look much better.

dmish82
dmish82

I'm fine with Multiplayer only as this is the type of game that was more multiplayer to begin with. I'm looking forward to it.

ztron370
ztron370

I just marked my calander but I wish that sony would also make a campaign for socom and allow it to be downloaded it through the PSN.

Rhen_Var
Rhen_Var

Finally a release date, though Confrontation is more of a spin off then a sequel since there isn't a campaign and that it's multiplayer only. Though Socom is one of the best online games for PS2 so Confrontation would be improving in that aspect only. Still, it looks good.