Sony closed Zipper Interactive, which sucks, but is understandable considering that their games havent done that great....although I actually like MAG, SOCOM 4 and cant stop playing UNIT 13. But why isnt Sony having someone remake SOCOM 1 and 2? I have a couple freinds that would seriously consider purchasing a PS3 (they only own XBOX360s at the moment) just to play SOCOM 1 and 2 in HD. We have some great memories playing those games. This seems like a missed opportuniy especially given the nostalgia factor lately (New Super Mario on Wii, for example) and the fact that several other PS2 series have been remade for the PS3. Actually, I would prefer that SOCOM 1 and 2 get completely remade into a new retail game, rather than an HD remake like God of War 1 and 2, Sly Cooper, etc. And it wouldnt even need the SP, just the MP would be fine.
SOCOM 1 and 2 should not die with the PS2...it seems like a major missed oppportunity to not bring them to the PS3. Maybe they have a developer working on an updated version of SOCOM 1 and 2 for the launch of the PS4...that would be pretty cool. But I thnk it would be better suited to go along with a $199 PS3 (bundle)...which I assume will be coming out this fall.
Link to IGN article about Sony closing Zipper: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/122/1221535p1.html