SOCOM might be coming back with a new iteration on the PS5 after remaining dormant for nearly a decade.
Back in the day, SOCOM was one of the most identifiable properties associated with PlayStation. Between 2002 and 2011, ten different entries were released across PS2, PS3, and PSP. And even though it has been dormant for nearly a decade, a new rumor purports that the series is set to make a comeback on PS5.
One leaker who recently outed the upcoming State of Play live stream for August 6 ahead of time has gone on to suggest that SOCOM is set to return with a new iteration on PS5. While this reveal for SOCOM wouldn’t happen during this State of Play presentation specifically (Sony has already made clear that the show is focused on PS4 title primarily), the leaker in question goes as far to suggest that this series revival has been in the works for quite some time and could even launch in proximity to the PlayStation 5 itself. As for the studio behind the title, Horizon Zero Dawn developer Guerrilla Games is passively mentioned.
So a leaker claimed yesterday that the SOP would be announced today, and would feature no big PS5 news, pricing, or hardware reveals among other accurate claims. It appears he was right, he also said something very intriguing: from r/PS5
However, just because we’re talking about this doesn’t mean it’s bound to happen by any means. One of the biggest problems with rumors like this is that they’re quite nebulous and hard to put much faith in. Plus, the source of the rumor in the first place seems to be stemming from 4chan, which means that the associated “leaker” is entirely anonymous. Still, the fact that this person was able to not only accurately guess when the next State of Play would be occurring, but also knew the subject matter ahead of time, seems to suggest that they could know what they’re talking about.
So what do you think? Is there any chance that SOCOM could see its first new entry since 2011? And as a prospective PS5 purchaser, is that something you might even want? Be sure to let us know in the comments!
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