Turns out the rumours that surfaced last week were true. Sony have decided to close down Zipper Interactive, responsible for the Socom series and most recently the PS Vita title Unit 13.
In a statement released to Game Informer, Sony explained the decision:
"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."