Sony has signalled the end to online support for tactical shooters SOCOM and MAG.

On 28th January 2014, Sony will turn off the servers powering the online service for PlayStation 3 exclusives MAG, SOCOM: Confrontation and SOCOM: Special Forces.

MAG and SOCOM: Special Forces were developed by Zipper Interactive, which Sony closed down in March 2012.

"The closure is a result of a normal cycle of resource re-alignment within SCE WWS," Sony said in a statement issued at the time.

SOCOM: Special Forces released in 2011 to middling review scores. MAG released in 2010 and caught attention for its huge, 256-player online battles. SOCOM: Confrontation, developed by Slant Six Games, released a year earlier, but failed to win over critics.

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