“SOCOM’s not done” says Shuhei Yoshida

President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has said “never say never” when asked about the future of the SOCOM franchise.

Speaking to the American Official PlayStation Magazine (not us) he was asked if SOCOM was “done as a franchise”. In reply he said, “It’s not done. We never retire any franchise” before pointing out the recent Sly Cooper rebirth and saying, “it’s sometimes good to have a fresh look at the franchises we have”.

As far as the closure of Zipper Interactive in March this year, he said it was “a very difficult decision and thing to deal with”.