It wouldn't come as any shock to learn that Sony was already preparing another SOCOM installment; it has routinely proven to be a popular and mostly profitable franchise.
According to PS3Center , PCB Productions may have prematurely lifted the lid on SOCOM 4 . The digital content creation studio lists the work they've done – and are currently doing – and as you will see via the link at the aforementioned source, the title "SOCOM 4" appears just a little ways down on their credits page. It seems they've done some "motion capture direction" and that the game is "in development," which should come as good news to all fans of the long-running series. Now the question is: if Zipper Interactive is nearing completion on MAG , might they already be starting in on the next official SOCOM entry? Or have the design duties returned to Slant Six, who are also chugging away on SOCOM: US Fireteam Bravo 3 for the PSP. Last year's SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation got off to a slow start due to unstable servers and other technical issues, but we weren't overly hasty and waited for many of the bigger problems to be repaired. We're glad we did, too; as it turns out, the game offered a very solid online multiplayer experience.
Anyway, we'll let you know if any fresh news concerning SOCOM 4 pops up. We imagine there are plenty of fans out there who will be excited to learn more about the impending title.