SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation
is a third person
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video game for the PlayStation 3
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developed by Slant Six Games
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. It was released on October 14, 2008 on the PlayStation Network and Blu-ray Disc
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in North America and March 2009 in Europe.
An online-only shooter, Confrontation
came packaged with the official PlayStation 3 Bluetooth headset or as a standalone game, and also released as a downloadable title from PlayStation Network. The player is able to customize their character, choosing from a list of predefined items.
focuses on online play. The game features several playable special operations forces teams: the United States Navy SEALs
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Unidad de Operaciones Especiales (UOE), and France's
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1er Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine
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Development and release
was officially announced during Sony Computer Entertainment America
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(SCEA) Gamers' Day on May 17, 2007 by Scott Steinberg, SCEA's Vice President of Product Marketing.
With the release of the SOCOM
series website, it was announced that the game was scheduled to be released on September 16, 2008. However, SCEA Director of Development Seth Luisi announced that the game would be delayed one month so they can deliver "the best SOCOM online experience possible."
was released, the game was missing several features that were claimed on the cover of the box and in the manual. The game received a patch on January 9, 2009, version 1.30, which claimed to fix several issues including frame rate and invisible gun glitch, however some of these issues still remained. New features that were missing during release including trophy support were included with the patch. After the patch came out, online players increased by 50% and the number of players per hour increased 33%.
Slant Six Games has released a themed space
dedicated to SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation
in the PlayStation 3's online community-based service, PlayStation Home
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. The space is called "SOCOM: Tactical Operations Center" (TOC). At this SOCOM
strategy post, users are able to plot the next course of action with their friends by gathering around the "SOCOM Telestrator" tool and coordinating their next assault. Chock full of maps and modes from SOCOM: Confrontation
, the Telestrator is a powerful tool that the Home community can use to collaborate, strategize, and enhance their gameplay experience. On top of this, the TOC boasts a regional "SOCOM Leaderboard" that pulls data from the SOCOM
site and updates Career stats (such as all-time ranking, kills, deaths, and kills/deaths ratio) in real-time. There is also a "TOC Terminal" where users can read up on the Crossroads, Urban Wasteland, Quarantine, Fallen, Kasbah, Desert Glory, and Frostfire maps. As of July 16, 2009, users can purchase SOCOM
themed clothing for their avatars from the PlayStation Home shopping complex. This space is the first installment of the two-part SOCOM
Home hub that is the ideal 3D locale for the SOCOM
community to meet up and socialize. This space was released on June 18, 2009 for the North American version of PlayStation Home, on July 2, 2009 for the European version, and on August 27, 2009 for the Japanese version. On April 15, 2010, the awaited second part of the SOCOM
Home hub was released. The "SOCOM: Opposing Force" (OPFOR) Game Space features a 5-Finger Fillet mini-game with leaderboards. The main attraction of the OPFOR Game Space, however, is the ability to assemble an assault weapon. Players who can assemble the assault weapon in 12 seconds will unlock a Golden AK-47 for use in SOCOM: Confrontation
. This makes the first Game Space in Home to award items for use in the game the space is based on.
Outso developed the "SOCOM Telestrator" for Slant Six Games in the SOCOM: TOC Game Space.
received generally average to poor reviews as critics cited technical issues, lag, missing features, and only seven maps.
Patch 1.6 (announced on 6/23/2009) will include free DLC in the form of two new factions: The Dutch KCT and the Italian COMSUBIN which will feature the HK417 Assault Rifle and the SPAS 15 Shotgun, respectively. Also, all players will receive the 9mm Sub Submachine Gun, AK-74 Assault Rifle, SR-25 Sniper Rifle, and M82A1A Sniper Rifle.
Downloadable content was announced on 6/30/2009 for release after patch 1.6 via the blog on SOCOM.com.
On 10/16/2009 developers announced COLD FRONT to be released. The DLC post also boasted 2 prices: $9.99 if bought it within the first 24 hours and $14.99 if bought after the first 24 hours.
On 12/17/2009 developers released the DLC SOCOM Confrontation: Cold Front
. The maps included with this are Uprising, Entrapment, Blizzard, Night Stalker and Vigilance.