Sony have confirmed that the rumours about Zipper Interactive closing down as reported by Kotaku last week, are true.

In a statement to Gameinformer Sony confirmed the closure of the SOCOM, MAG and recently released Playstation Vita title Unit 13 developers.

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.

Zipper also bid farewell on their Twitter.

After 17 years it’s time to head off into the sunset. A sincere thank you to all our fans for everything you’ve done for us. Farewell.

We would like to wish all of their staff the best and hope they find work as soon as possible.

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