It's stunning that Zipper Interactive finds the time to support MAG while it develops a full SOCOM retail release. But it does, and surprisingly, it looks like the biggest patch to date for MAG is coming down the pipe. Next month the studio is poised to deliver "MAG 2.0" to its fans, a meaty patch that will add PlayStation Move support, bump the level cap up to 70, and revamp the game's skill tree to allow "the deepest character customization and specialization ever found in a first-person shooter," according to the game's official blog.
MAG 2.0 will also usher in a fresh in-game economy that will allow digital soldiers to purchase weapons and items from a new "Supply Depot" after earning credits in battle. And if that wasn't enough, users will see multitudes of core game refinements and bug fixes in the forthcoming patch, as well as a new "Clan Deploy" option that will allow clan leaders and officers to queue 128 of their clan members into a game.
Zipper isn't willing to pin down a release date just yet, but it is saying that the patch is coming in "less than a month." There's also a slim chance that this patch could be dropped onto new MAG discs. As Joystiq reported previously, MAG 2--not 2.0--is being listed at Walmart. And while the name of the game listed is ultimately wrong, the similarities between this recent listing and this patch's announcement (and branding) seem like too much of a coincidence to not be tied together in some meaningful way.