Yesterday, the rumor had hit that Prey 2 is getting cancelled sometime next week. The rumor that some people seemed to miss, however, was that Sony is also axing Zipper Interactive, the developers behind the majority of the SOCOM franchise as well as the recent release Unit 13 for Vita.
Let's be honest: Zipper has been a pale comparison of its former glory for some time, and SOCOM 4 just didn't happen to do what it needed to do. The world has kind of moved on from the awesomeness of SOCOM 2.
If this is true, it sucks to see another studio go away, and I hope everyone at the studio is able to get back up on their feet soon enough.