SOCOM 4 has gained much attention over time since it was announced a few months back, the game will be made by Zipper interactive, unlike SOCOM: Confrontation, which was plagued with serious connection and network problems when released, So even though this game is being delayed, this is mainly why. Zipper Interactive is delaying the game to avoid that very reason it seems.
Senior community manager Jeremy Dunham had to say, “While we’re certainly aware that you’ve been looking forward to playing SOCOM 4 this year, we don’t want to take any shortcuts. Instead, we want to deliver the best and most immersive SOCOM game we possibly can and we’re going to use our extra time to do just that.” So the game will be released now in 2011, no specific time range in 2011, just sometime next year. Although it will probably be in a time range that wont conflict with a Call of Duty game or Killzone 3 next year.