Hasta la vista Zipper! Most famous for the Socom series, Zipper has recently taken a sales hit due to the releases of the Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises drawing the same demographics away. Sony has confirmed the closing of Seattle-based Zipper Interactive. In a statement sent to Game Informer representatives had the following to say:
Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm the closure of Zipper Interactive, a Seattle-based internal game development studio that has been part of the global development operation of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS).
The closure is a result of a normal cycle of resource re-alignment within SCE WWS. Zipper has completed all work associated with its most recent project, Unit 13 for PlayStation Vita. Zipper titles MAG, SOCOM 4 and Unit 13 will continue to be supported, including the new Daily Challenges in Unit 13.
Source: Game Informer