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