When a game is expressly designed for online play, that fact is often enough to propel it to immense popularity, even in the face of better single-player games that offer online multiplayer.

If we were to ask you, "what's the biggest online game on the PlayStation 3," you'd probably respond with Killzone 2 or maybe Warhawk . Well, it's neither, and it's not even the awesome 60-player Resistance 2 ; according to SCEA senior producer Mark Rogers, it's SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation . As reported by Joystiq , Confrontation has "the most simultaneous online connections on the PlayStation Network," and he says it has a lot to do with "the community's commitment to the franchise." Rogers also adds that such dedication will be rewarded with an upcoming patch, although we don't have any exact details on that update just yet. He did tease us, however, by saying that the "massive scale and scope" of that patch has prompted "an extended testing cycle," so Slant Six has been very hard at work in terms of preparation. On top of which, there's even more DLC scheduled, so it's fairly obvious that your support means a game will invariably get their support. Just the way of the industry, really.

Now, while we will certainly agree that there are better games out there, we'd like to remind you that we waited a bit for the team to fix a few of the crucial issues Confrontation suffered from at launch. We made a point of saying that in the review. And you know what? It's a pretty damn good game, and we're willing to bet that it just gets better with time…oh, and that big ol' patch oughta be interesting, too.

Related Game(s): SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation

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Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

And here I thought it was Resistance 2…
Anyway, still an exclusive

Goes to show that exclusives are still the real deal

Cavan
Cavan
11 years ago

would of thought it would of been one of the call of duty's

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

They should release the fixed up patched version as a Greatest Hits release. It should qualify as a GH, seeing as how it must of sold pretty well to have the most online players.

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
11 years ago

but this game is crap

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Talk about a shocker. Of course SOCOM has always had it's followers so maybe it's just a case of sticking with what you love.

G_Wurm
G_Wurm
11 years ago

Go hop on Socom forums, the community is dedicated but pissed.

big6
big6
11 years ago

I just wish they would patch it to allow for teams to play against computer AI opponents. That way, me and my friends can play.
Joining random multiplayer teams and getting kicked cuz of your noob status is pretty tiring…
Also, not everyone likes playing with/against people they don't know.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

LOL @ n00b status

big6
big6
11 years ago

I just wish they would patch it to allow for teams to play against computer AI opponents. That way, me and my friends can play.
Joining random multiplayer teams and getting kicked cuz of your noob status is pretty tiring…
Also, not everyone likes playing with/against people they don't know.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Can't believe it! Here I was waiting for Socom 4 but I guess this game won't go away any time soon.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

This is a surprise. After they fixed up the game it did become a pretty solid shooter, but I haven't played it in so long because I got bored with the maps. Be interesting to see what the patch is that they are coming out with. But no mention of any DLC…Have to wait and see I guess.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

Although in hindsight, after having screwed up the launch of this game so badly, maybe Slant Six needs to provide some free maps to those that didn't turn around and trade the game in right away.


Last edited by CH1N00K on 7/29/2009 12:25:52 PM

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

Going to have to take that back, lol, I went over to Socom.com and found this:

"Many of you have been eagerly awaiting information on the SOCOM: Confrontation DLC pack and today we’re happy to announce that DLC will be available to the community later this summer.

We'll be unveiling a lot more information on the contents of the pack in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, here are the basic things you can expect to see in this huge update to SOCOM: Confrontation…

* All new Area of Operation
* New Features
* New Game Mode
* New Maps
* New Characters
* New Weapons & Attachments
* New Music
* New Voice-Over

We’ve got a lot in the pipeline for this so please stay tuned!"

There's also a thumbnail on the site of what looks like a winter level…Could be interesting…


Last edited by CH1N00K on 7/29/2009 12:54:19 PM

G_Wurm
G_Wurm
11 years ago

From what they been saying 1.5 is huge, it's been in testing for a couple months. 1.6 is going to have free DLC included, 2 new factions and some weapons. Probally won't have free maps but hopefully put a bunch a maps together for a cheap price.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

Not sure why one of my comments is waiting to be seen by a moderator, but if you go to the socom website there is a write up of what's coming for the new content, as well as a thumbnail of the new level.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

That's because you said (dot)com

SILVERAMMO
SILVERAMMO
11 years ago

yea i have been playing this game since october and i still consider it the best online multiplayer

King James
King James
11 years ago

<In generic announcer vox>
John: Well, there you have it folks? SOCOM is crowned the victor. The judges came with a shocking decision there, Bob?

Bob: Yea they sure did, John. This means SOCOM remains the online champ after 2 generations! Staggering news, John. Just staggering.

John: Here's some interesting news. It seems that SOCOM has a new challenger for its next fight this fall. And get this…the fighter's trainer is SOCOM's former trainer, Zipper.

Bob: Really?! Whats the challenger's name?

John: MAG?…*whispers* (Really? Ok.)…MAG, Bob. That should be a great title fight this fall. Will MAG take the crown?
<queue sign-off music>
Tune in next time, folks. I'm John Bandicoot.

Bob: And I'm Bobby Kratos. Good night everybody!

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

Well I bought the bundle for the head set, and was completely unsatisfied by the game. Great and surprising news none the less.

Swim_Irr
Swim_Irr
11 years ago

No waaaaaayyyyy…….

Glad to be a part of that community.

Swim_Irr
Swim_Irr
11 years ago

I want to see the figures they're basing this off of.

ohmikkie
ohmikkie
11 years ago

i'm surprised. I thought it was Warhawk.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

It probably was, even after SOCOM's (horrendous) launch, but Warhawk hasn't had an update (to reinvigorate interest) in months and people have probably migrated to a number of other games.

Last time I played, the match was nearly empty.

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

I don't think this includes 3rd party games.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

I think you're right, although the way Ben did the title it's the "biggest online title on the PS3" Probably more people are buying the exclusives on the PS3 over a multi-plat like COD. I don't have the number of sales though but I bought Resistance 2 instead of WAW, And on my game shelf, I've got all the exclusive shooters (Warhawk, R1,R2, KZ2) and not a single COD…wonder how many other Sony users do the same?

I said it before on a previous post but for some reason in my mind when I think COD, I automatically think of Xbox. Maybe it's the way it was marketed because I know it's multiplat, I just don't see it that way.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

I think Ch1nook is right, though over 4 million people bought COD4 on PS3, more than any of the other games.

Oh, and my shelf looks the same (with SOCOM rather than Killzone); no COD of any kind.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 7/30/2009 4:22:45 PM

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Socom may be the biggest but Warhawk is still superior to all still thats great since I'm thinking of getting Socom I'll probably buy it over Killzone 2

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

Don't do that, lol the only reason I bought Confrontation before KZ2 was for the Bluetooth lol. I honestly cannot get into SUSNS:C, I've tried it casual and I've tried to force myself to get into it but no such luck for me.

Xra897
Xra897
11 years ago

i wanted some numbers

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

It'll be in 2nd when GT5 comes out. 😉

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Woohoooooo, oh yeah I can't wait.

___________
___________
11 years ago

wow looks like quality means nothing these days.
the 3 most popular online titles are also the most buggy or repetitive crap ive ever played.
1st i was so excited for SOCOM Confrontation when it was announced than i found out it was online only and was like WTF.
i was pissed and refused to buy the game.
but since theres been 0 games out this month and it just came out here (another perfect example of sony giving us the finger and having to wait months after the US this is getting EXTREMELY ANNOYING!)i thought what the hell and bought it.
biggest mistake of my life, never have i ever played a game thats so unbalanced and unpolished.
its like its still in pre beta stage.
well i know what im doing tomorrow.
2nd COD4 i hate hate hate that game i cant see how people could possible enjoy that its so repetitive and frustrating.
3rd halo 3.
o where do i start with that?
well ill just say your at war and its sunshine lolly pops and rainbows.
wheres the atmosphere?
im 99.99% sure when your at war with bombs going off 2 cm away from your ear its not going to be sunny with a rainbow and birds whistling and angels flying buy to give you cookies.


Last edited by ___________ on 7/30/2009 3:56:32 AM

cadena
cadena
11 years ago

i can't beleive it because this game is massive dog shit. Glitches everywhere and every time slant six games releases a patch it fixes some glitches but it makes new ones at the same time. Also this game is filling up people's hard drives since every patch is a gb. finally this game is a big let down. And slant six games should stop making socom because they are really noobs. Zipper interactive really should me making the socom series since they already deliver on the previous games. And i do hope MAG is a worth title.

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