UPDATE: 3:52PM PST Sony has since retracted their statement regarding SOCOM Confrontation's patch.
Though Zipper Interactive started the SOCOM franchise, it didn't handle the last major release, SOCOM Confrontation. Slant Six Games did. The studio promised a major patch for SOCOM Confrontation -- dubbed patch 1.50 -- for many months now. Several readers contacted me about the seemingly excessive incubation time for the patch, so I contacted Sony for an update.
"We will be making an announcement shortly, this week or early next," said a Sony representative over e-mail this afternoon.
People have a real reason to be upset. SOCOM Confrontation's version 1.50 patch was announced way back at the beginning of April. It's now the middle of August. That's over three months for a patch that's designed to address some key community requests, including the addition tournaments, clan ladders, calendars and a long list of other minor tweaks.
You can peruse the whole list at this developer post from April.
Sony's response doesn't provide a timeframe for the patch or how Sony intends to handle the rollout of patch 1.50 and the already announced patch 1.60, which will introduce a series of new free downloadable content, but hopefully we'll know more soon.