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  • Blog Post: Daybreak Cancels EverQuest Next

    Daybreak, the MMO company that broke off from Sony in February 2015 , has announced that a major project has been canceled. EverQuest Next has been canceled. When it was announced in August 2013 , Daybreak (then Sony Online Entertainment) laid out enormous vision for the game. Players would build in... More
  • Blog Post: Former Sony Online CEO John Smedley Announces New Company, Kickstarter Campaign

    Following a tumultuous exit from Daybreak Games (formerly Sony Online Entertainment), the company’s long-time CEO has announced a new studio. Pixelmage Games has also revealed its first game, which will be heading to Kickstarter. Hero’s Song is described as a 2D pixel action-RPG. Pixelmage... More
  • Blog Post: John Smedley Stepping Down As President From Daybreak Games

    John Smedley is stepping down as the president of Daybreak Games – formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment – for an undetermined role with the MMO company. A statement from a spokesperson for Daybreak to GamesBeat reads: "I can confirm that John Smedley will be taking some time off... More
  • Blog Post: Daybreak (Formerly Sony Online) Celebrating Independence With Giveaways, Live Streams

    It’s been nearly three months since Sony Online Entertainment was sold off to investment firm Columbus Nova . In that time, the company has rebranded as Daybreak Game Company and is ready to celebrate its new independence. This week, Daybreak has revealed its logo and a full slate of live streams... More
  • Blog Post: Layoffs At Everquest Next Studio, Including Director Of Development Dave Georgeson

    Last week, Sony and investment firm Columbus Nova announced that Sony Online Entertainment had been sold . The studio responsible for DC Universe Online, Everquest, Planetside, and the upcoming H1Z1, has been renamed. Now it seems, staffing changes are underway that reported see significant departure... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Sells Off Sony Online Entertainment, Multi-Platform Games Coming

    Sony Online Entertainment, the publisher behind DC Universe Online, Planetside 2, and Everquest Next is under new ownership. The company was spun-off and acquired by Columbus Nova, an investment firm in New York. With the change in ownership comes a new name, Daybreak Game Company LLC. Company president... More
  • Blog Post: Planetside 2 Earns A World Record For Online Players In An FPS Battle

    The Guinness Book of World Records has certified a new title holder in the first-person shooter genre. Sony Online Entertainment’s Planetside 2 now holds the record for most online players in a single battle. The record was inaugurated by the original Planetside, which then lost it to Man vs. Machine... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Online's H1Z1 Hits Steam Early Access

    You can now get an early look at Sony Online's upcoming zombie survial multiplayer game. H1Z1 is now available as a Steam Early Access title. There are two tiers of Early Access: Standard ($19.99) and Premium ($39.99). Standard gets you three event tickets, two crates, and one crate key, while Premium... More
  • Blog Post: Planetside 2 PS4 Beta Launches January 20, Sign-Ups Still Open

    Sony Online has announced the start date for the Planetside 2 beta on PlayStation 4. As promised the test will begin later this month. The test will start with a few thousand players on January 20, with more waves added as the period progresses. Selection will take place chronologically related to when... More
  • Blog Post: Planetside 2 For PS4 Beta Start Date News Coming This Week

    We have a follow-up on last week’s hopeful hints that the long-awaited Planetside 2 beta will be arriving on PlayStation 4 soon. Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley says that a concrete launch date is coming this week. According to a statement on Twitter, Smedley says that the beta... More
  • Blog Post: Planetside 2 Beta Coming In January, Details Available In The New Year

    According to Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley, it may not be too much longer before PlayStation 4 owners can dive into Planetside 2. The massive shooter is long overdue, and was originally slated for release in early 2014 . Smedley shared the news via Twitter with a fan inquiring about... More
  • Blog Post: H1Z1 Infecting Early Access In Mid-January

    Our PC editor, Dan Tack, has been able to play SOE's zombie MMORPG H1Z1 a couple of times now, and soon you'll be able to enter the nightmare yourself. Company president John Smedley has provided a release date for the game's Steam Early Access rollout, as well as further details about what... More
  • Blog Post: Planetside 2 Comes To PlayStation 4

    Planetside 2 has been promised for PlayStation 4 systems since mid-2013. At PlayStation Experience, we learned when we'll finally be able to play the massive online shooter on consoles. More
  • Blog Post: H1Z1 Experimenting With Bold Concepts

    We had a chance to check out the current build of the free-to-play zombie-survival MMORPG H1Z1 at PAX Prime 2014, and things are looking interesting to say the least. Ravens circle around corpses warning players of danger at a distance, the virus can now infect players to various degrees before death... More
  • Blog Post: Get Your DC Universe Online Starter Pack For PlayStation Plus Members

    Last week, Sony Online Entertainment had its annual SOE Live event in Las Vegas. In conjunction with that event, the team launched a new starter pack for DC Universe online available to PlayStation Plus members. The bundle, which can be acquired in-game, will get you the Fight for the Light DLC, one... More
  • Blog Post: PlanetSide 2 Coming To The PS4

    Sony’s PS4 push for compelling free-to-play content offerings will be getting a hefty boost with Sony Online Entertainment’s PlanetSide 2. While it’s been available on PC forever, the game will be looking to capture a whole new audience on the console with its fast-paced first-person... More
  • Blog Post: Landmark – Build, Battle, And Explore

    Sony Online Entertainment’s Landmark continues the march toward launch. Currently in closed beta, the building-centric title offers players free reign to create and explore using many of the tools and features that will craft the world of EverQuest Next. At E3 2014, we had a chance to check out... More
  • Blog Post: H1Z1: Brutal Zombie Survival [Trailer Added]

    I had a chance to check out Sony Online Entertainment's zombie survival MMO, and witness some brutal survival situations during a live gameplay demo. I wandered through a desolate post-apocalyptic world, using the game's discovery system to unlock essential crafting recipes. From wolf steak to... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Online Entertainment's All Access Pass Delayed

    SOE's upcoming plans to umbrella all of its online games under one monthly fee has been delayed in order to make the program as seamless as possible. Under the new plan, players would have access to Sony Online Entertainment's library of games including titles like DC Universe Online, PlanetSide... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Online Says Player Has Made $100,000 Creating In-Game Items

    In a recent interview, Sony Online Entertainment head John Smedley revealed that one gamer has made over $100,000 creating and selling in-game items in SOE's Player Studio program. In an interview about the company's new zombie-themed MMO H1Z1 , Smedley was asked about the success of the company's... More
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