Sony Online Entertainment no more; long live Daybreak Games Company

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by syberghost, Feb 2, 2015.

Sony Online Entertainment no more; long live Daybreak Games Company

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by syberghost, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

  2. Fell

    Fell Guild Admin Staff Member

    WOW, well that's no small bit of news. Far as i know there was never even a whiff they might be up for sale. They seemed pretty independent from the Sony mothership, so i'm not sure if there's really any gain them being in a different pocket. I'd argue being contained in an investment group portfolio probably puts more pressure on the bottom line and more inclination towards profits rather than customer service.
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  3. Martinfort

    Martinfort Division Leader Staff Member

    I laughed and lost a cup of coffee when I got the email about this.
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  4. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

    I am psyched, because I hate Sony but love SOE.

    I welcome our New York overlords.
  5. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

    Smed confirms Xbox One games on the way:

    https://twitter.com/j_smedley/status/562305663083098112

    Not which games, though. Smart money would be on H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2, and possibly DCUO, since they've all been made with PS3/PS4 in mind.
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    SOE Live officially cancelled this year; may be back later.
  6. Ragter

    Ragter AoA Emeritus

    SOE live gave you 1 monthly for multiple games didn't it?

    Everquest is still under that company right?
  7. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

    SOE Live was a convention. All Access is the sub plan. It remains.
  8. Rhyus

    Rhyus Veteran Member

    This might allow a LOT of people who hate SOE/Sony because of some very horrible decisions they made in the past to come back to their games.
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  9. zenix

    zenix Veteran Member

    This is why they had to trick people into buying a free to play game(h1z1). SOE has a bad record with fuckups when it comes to their games.
  10. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

    What the hell are you talking about? It's Early Access; literally *EVERY* MMO is providing a paid Early Access during development these days, for like the last five years. That's a hell of a "trick", if they convinced an entire industry to set it up for them half a decade ago.

    They've been totally up front about the fact that, like all their other games and like everybody else's other games, Open Beta will be free, and everybody is free to wait until then to hop on board.
  11. Martinfort

    Martinfort Division Leader Staff Member

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  12. zenix

    zenix Veteran Member

  13. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

    I'm inclined to think this is a one-person thing, as people get let go all the time, but just in case it's more meaningful than that, Brasse get let go today:

    https://www.facebook.com/Brasse/posts/10153647104869832
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    Brasse was in charge of the Community Management team, and I believe was directly responsible recently for Planetside 2 community management.
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    Nope, it's more significant. Layoffs occurring as we speak.
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    Dave "Smokejumper" Georgeson is out:

    https://twitter.com/DaveGeorgeson/status/565587111353778179
  14. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

    http://www.polygon.com/2015/2/11/8020627/layoffs-soe-daybreak-game-company-everquest

    I'm not happy; Dave's vision for the EverQuest franchise going forward was one I was really behind. I hope the replacement's on the same page.
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    https://twitter.com/j_smedley/status/565598866607968257

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    Gnobrin and Kelduum affected. Amnerys is safe.
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    Shit. Amnerys NOT safe; gone.
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    Arclegger says he's ok, but "a lot" of other devs aren't. Starting to look like sweeping cuts on the EQ side of the house, and not on the PS2/H1Z1 side.
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    Jimmywhis is fine. H1Z1 peeps not showing up on the "out the door" list...
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    Noah Watkins, web guy, is out.

    OK, folks, I'm going to take a break from depressing myself horribly. Lotta friends out of jobs today. Hire them if you can.

    Especially Dave. Give him something interesting and he'll make it something amazing.
  15. stat

    stat Division Leader

    I was wondering if this was going to happen whenever the rename occured last week. Not really surprised that it is happening, but surprised at who and what.
  16. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

  17. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

    https://twitter.com/RtugokDaybreak/status/565659836424413184

  18. Martinfort

    Martinfort Division Leader Staff Member

    As much as it has pained me to read and listen to all of this information come flooding in, I expected this the second I found out it sold.
  19. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

    https://twitter.com/j_smedley/status/565992875100340225
    https://twitter.com/j_smedley/status/565993340261257216

  20. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

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