According to Kotaku, Sony is in the process of closing up first party studio Zipper Interactive, the guys responsible for the SOCOM series, MAG and Vita title unit 13, which I personally really liked.
The studio has been going since 1996, but was bought by Sony ten years later and was hugely important during the PS2 years with their brand of tactical third person shooter.
The series quietened down a little this gen, and the latest SOCOM suffered by coming out around the time of the big PSN hack.
Sony closed fellow developers Bigbig just before their final game – Little Deviants – was released on Vita. The company hasn’t commented on Kotaku’s rumours, citing their usual policy.
Our thoughts go out to anyone affected.