EverQuest Next might be safe according to the head honcho of Daybreak, but PlanetSide 2 is in for a rocky time: PS2 Creative Director Matt Higby has tendered his resignation, telling fans on Reddit that he’s been considering the move for a while and that the “reorganization provided the right opportunity” for his departure.
Working on Planetside 2 has been the absolute highlight of my career, but after 4 years working on the game, it’s time for a change. Today was my last day on the Planetside 2 team and at Daybreak games. This is a move I’ve been considering for a while now, and the reorganization provided the right opportunity for me to exit.
Planetside 2 is in great hands, with terrific people who honestly care about the game and the players. I can’t stress this enough, the folks working on every aspect of the game, developers, marketing, community are talented, hard working people who care more than you can imagine – I’m fully confident they’re going to do an amazing job on the next leg of the journey.
Finally, I wanted to thank all of you in the Planetside 2 community with whom I’ve shared the last few years, whether in stream chat, tweets, pms or comments you guys have motivated and inspired me all along. You are an amazing community that I’m looking forward to remaining a member of for a long time.
Higby further urges players to support the remaining team: “A lot of that team is still there, still working their asses off, and they need your support right now.”
PlanetSide 2, which launched in 2012 on PC, is currently in the midst of a beta for its PlayStation 4 release.[Source: Reddit]