Sony are targeting the pre-owned market with the announcement of SOCOM 4 Pro. Apart from the usual DLC bobbins such as extra weapons those who buy the game new will have access to extra custom game types.
- Community Day Classic– Suggested by members of Zipper Community Day 2011, CDC offers a medley of different maps that support 8-vs-8 “Classic” variations on Suppression, Uplink, Last Defense and Bomb Squad with faster movement and no ranged explosives of any kind
- Last Defense Run ‘n Gun– Our incredibly fast-paced deviation from our Last Defense gametype that includes speedier player movement, reduced weapon damage, and limitations to sub-machine guns and shotguns only
- SCRUM– A Suppression mod that offers a “Classic” rules-inspired list of features that includes no respawn, no Sniper Rifles, no Concussion, Poison Gas, or Frag Grenades, higher damage and faster character movement
- Sniper Alley – Another 8-vs-8 variation on “Classic” Suppression that boasts higher damage values and weapon restrictions that allow players access to only Smoke and Poison Gas Grenades, Shotguns, and of course, Sniper Rifles
SOCOM 4 Pro will also have ranked custom game queues and a couple of extra weapons. So far, nothing to extraordinary but there is one last twist; Some of the future DLC including “multiplayer maps, various co-op additions and dedicated leaderboards” will only be available to those with the Pro package.
If you do decide to pick up SOCOM 4 second hand then you can purchase ‘Pro’ access for $14.99 (or the proper money equivalent).
Source: EU PS Blog