What Socom 4 needs before launch


I realize we are in a Beta and there will be issues here and there, but there are certain things Socom needs to make its mark.

First and foremost, it needs the ability to invite friends to a squad within a lobby. This is just a must for any game. Killzone 2 had this issue, and getting with friends was not enjoyable at all.

Second, we must, and I mean mus,t have either a proximity chat or MAG squad chat, because with 16 players on your team, it is impossible to get a word in.

Third, I know this is a team based game and we are suppose to communicate with our team members, but, sometimes, I am not in the mood to chat, and it is rather bothersome to have to figure out who is listening to music and mute each person one by one. An auto mute like Crysis 2 will be just fine Zipper. While I am on the subject, why has Sony not implemented the feature to not hear anybody if your Mic isn’t on? I think the Xbox had this from day one.

I’m enjoying the Beta and really like the iron sights system, which many are debating about. The modes are intense, with uplink taking the cake, hands down, as a battle royal. 16 vs 16 is just insanely fun. Those of you who have played, feel free to add your feelings if I missed anything. This is just my opinion on what I would like to see in the final product.


Written by: Jason - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Luke on March 24th, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    What’s up with that lady giving you the entire speech every time you die?

  2. #2 by pedro on March 24th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I agree with the part about muting the mics.

    I don’t have a mic since I rarely play mp games. But every time I play it, it ticks me off. Specially because I can’t understand a word people are saying, I don’t know if that’s supposed to get better if you have a mic, can anybody clarify that for me?

    I’m planning on getting one, because some new mp games are getting my interest.

    But until I do, that would be a decent addition to any game, because with some games muting is a chore.

  3. #3 by Baba0Booey on March 24th, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    Hey, did you not check out the socom 4 forums and read the faq before putting this together jason?

    The party system has been left out of the beta, but will be included in the launch, such is the same with muting players, why they left out these options for the beta, who knows? But they are scheduled for release.

    Just thought I’d let you know, but I agree uplink is a hoot, and I’m a huge fan of the classic socom versions of the game types, tons of fun, and I’ve said it many times, they did a great job integrating the move functionality into the game, It’s really intuitive and responsive.

  4. #4 by Jason on March 24th, 2011 [ 25926 Points ]

    Baba0Booey: Hey, did you not check out the socom 4 forums and read the faq before putting this together jason?The party system has been left out of the beta, but will be included in the launch, such is the same with muting players, why they left out these options for the beta, who knows? But they are scheduled for release. Just thought I’d let you know, but I agree uplink is a hoot, and I’m a huge fan of the classic socom versions of the game types, tons of fun, and I’ve said it many times, they did a great job integrating the move functionality into the game, It’s really intuitive and responsive.  

    I wasnt told by anybody to check the forums for an instruction manual for the beta :P until now . That makes sense do to the fact that KZ3 beta had partys and some games would be empty because one team was all friends.

  5. #5 by Baba0Booey on March 24th, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    yeah, I always make it a habit to check the games forums for a faq and such before I decide if i like the beta or not. For the simple reason that there is often things that are left out of betas for whatever reasons, that could indeed cause people to pass judgement unfairly.

  6. #6 by martintp3 on April 20th, 2011

    ok we were told the game would have a actually party invite system i bought the game nd cant play with my clan from previous socom games…please dont make anymore excuses for this game

  7. #7 by Jason on April 20th, 2011 [ 25926 Points ]

    martintp3: ok we were told the game would have a actually party invite system i bought the game nd cant play with my clan from previous socom games…please dont make anymore excuses for this game  

    I didnt get it. I had a feeling theyd screw it up


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