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  • 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: 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
  • Blog Post: Sony Online Entertainment Announces Zombie-Themed MMO H1Z1

    As teased earlier , Sony Online Entertainment has revealed a new MMO set in a post apocalyptic world filled with zombies. The game is called H1Z1 and it should be playable soon. During an episode of the Game Talk Live podcast , Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley talked about the new game... More
  • Blog Post: What Is Sony Online Entertainment’s Unannounced Game? Find Out Tonight

    Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has been teasing a new game for months now. In January, during an “ask me anything” session on Reddit, he promised that the new title would make Star Wars Galaxies fans happy. "SWG PLAYERS - OUR NEXT GAME (not announced yet) IS DEDICATED TO... More
  • Blog Post: Amazon Fury Part 1 DLC Coming To DC Universe Online

    This spring DC Universe Online is getting story-based DLC featuring Wonder Woman as she tries to save Gotham from her mother, Queen of the Amazons. As the name implies, this is the first part in a three-part series of DLC, and Part 1 features weapon mastery (to master multiple weapon types), the ability... More
  • Blog Post: More Than 10 Percent Of Content Sold In PlanetSide 2 Is User Created

    Free-to-play MMO FPS PlanetSide 2 is known for its massive battles, but a new video detailing the success of player created content might make it known for massive paychecks as well. Using the game's Player Studio, some players have made thousands of dollars by creating and selling their cosmetic... More
  • Blog Post: You’ll Need A 64-Bit Operating System For EverQuest Next Landmark

    Earlier today, we shared with you our first impressions of the new NDA-free EverQuest Next Landmark . Shortly after that piece was published, the series’ director of development, Dave Georgeson shared some technical information on the game. “Another News Flash: Landmark is going to have to... More
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