October 14, 2008, a majority of the SOCOM fans and PS3 owners across the globe were brutally upset as SOCOM: Confrontation, the first SOCOM experience to arrive on the PS3, turned out to be an epic disaster for many. Plagued by extensive server issues, countless gameplay hiccups, along with many other issues, the title millions had been waiting on turned into a joke. Many felt this would forever condemn the SOCOM franchise and leave Zipper Interactive’s once so popular franchise, extinct. This was until Zipper Interactive and Sony revealed that they would be bringing the SOCOM franchise back to life with SOCOM 4. Read more for more details on how Sony and Zipper have allowed you, the gamer, to stay in touch with the SOCOM community no matter where you are!
With Zipper Interactive going back to the SOCOM franchise rather than handing it off to Slant Six with SOCOM: Confrontation, hope was renewed for the millions of fans who supported the franchise that brought multiplayer gaming to life on the PlayStation platform. Here we are less than three months after the title’s launch and while the title failed to even come close to the success of the titles before Confrontation, there is no debating that SOCOM 4 delivers a much more enjoyable experience than the joke Slant Six produced.
With that said, if you are one of the adobters of SOCOM 4 and posses an Android device, Sony has officially launched the SOCOM Mobile HQ application onto the Android Market today! Through this app, Sony allows users to sign into their account and stay up to date with all of the latest SOCOM news. SOCOM Mobile HQ also includes special challenges that users of the application can accept in order to gain experience. The app also includes integration with Facebook and the ability to check the status of your clan members and online friends.
It’s nice to see Sony branching out to mobile platforms allowing users to stay in touch and communicate while on the go. For those who do not remember, expect to see more integration and development projects such as the SOCOM Mobile HQ when PlayStation Suite finally launches bringing an entire collection of PS3-connected apps to Android-powered devices.