Slant Six Issues SOCOM: Confrontation “State of the Union” Address


SOCOM: Confrontation did not get off to a very good start. The developers know it, the community knows it, and I sure as hell know it from my awful first weekend with the game. But thankfully it’s not taking too long for things to improve. Patch 1.20 was released last week and it stabilized the server performance as it was supposed to. There’s still a lot of work left to be done, though, and Slant Six has issued a “State of the Union” address over at to give hope to gamers like me waiting for the game to come into its own.

Much of the post is dedicated to previewing the next patch that’s in the works. The first patch did what it needed to do to smooth out the server issues expected at the launch of a highly-anticipated online-only game, but the next patch is going to really pack in the features (many of which should’ve been ready for launch!). Patch 1.30, though still not dated, is expected to finally introduce some much-needed features and fixes, including trophy support and something called SOCOM Awards, D-pad lean controls, a dive-to-prone maneuver, improvements to the spectator mode, and clean-up duty on various bugs and stability issues.

Confrontation has been playing A LOT better since Patch 1.20, but I still want to reserve final judgment until the next patch. Once Patch 1.30 hits I’ll be back with my final review. Stay tuned…

SOCOM: Confrontation State of the Union []

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