The first news out of the direction of Socom in quite some time comes surprisingly from the technology section of the Wall Street Journal. In an article highlighting core gaming on the PS3 and their product strategy going forward, did Nick Wingfield out SOCOM 4’s release date? The columnist for the WSJ writes:
One example: Sony in April plans to release an installment of a popular combat game – SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALS – that exploits PlayStation Move to give players a more intuitive way of locking a gun onto a target than the traditional method of moving a gun sight with a joystick. In a demonstration of the game, Travis Steiner, lead designer of SOCOM 4, also shows how a game character quickly switches to a knife attack when a player thrusts the PlayStation Move controller forward.
GameStop still has SOCOM 4 listed for a July 1st release. Hope you’re right Nick, gamers get sort of pissed about this sort of chain pulling.