Zipper Interactive

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Zipper Interactive
Subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment
Industry Software & programming
Fate Closed
Founded 1995
Defunct 2012
Headquarters Redmond, Washington, USA
Key people
Brian Soderberg, Mike Gutmann
Products SOCOM series
Owner Sony Corporation
Parent Independent
SCE Worldwide Studios

Zipper Interactive was an American video game developer located in Redmond, Washington and part of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios. It was founded in 1995 by Jim Bosler and Brian Soderberg. It created many different games, including the popular SOCOM (U.S. Special Operations Command) series of games. SOCOM was created in collaboration with the Naval Special Warfare Command and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2. On January 25, 2006, Sony announced that it had acquired Zipper Interactive to add it to its group of development studios.[1]

The closure of Zipper Interactive was confirmed by Sony Computer Entertainment on March 30, 2012.[2][3]


Game title Year released Platform
DeathDrome 1996 Microsoft Windows
Top Gun 1998 Microsoft Windows
Recoil 1999 Microsoft Windows
MechWarrior 3 1999 Microsoft Windows
Crimson Skies 2000 Microsoft Windows
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs 2002 PlayStation 2
SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs 2003 PlayStation 2
SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs 2005 PlayStation 2
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2005 PlayStation Portable
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault 2006 PlayStation 2
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 2006 PlayStation Portable
MAG 2010 PlayStation 3
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs 2011 PlayStation 3
Unit 13 2012 PlayStation Vita


  1. ^ "Sony Announces further developer acquisitions". GamesIndustry. January 25, 2006. Retrieved January 25, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Sony quiet on SOCOM dev closure rumour". Eurogamer. March 30, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Sony Closes Zipper Interactive". Game Informer. March 30, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-18.