The Daily Grind: So what mystery title is Daybreak working on?

    
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Tucked into Daybreak’s announcement letter yesterday about the company’s new digs and Jens Andersen’s new role was the revelation that Daybreak is “currently working on” “an as-yet unannounced title.”

Leaving aside our inclination to snark about how maybe Daybreak should finish Landmark, H1Z1, and EverQuest Next first — admit it, your brain went there — I had to wonder about the mystery title. What is it? Is it an MMORPG in keeping with SOE’s legacy? Maybe something the studio doesn’t have at all, like a mobile title or MOBA? What about a console-oriented OFPS?

The only thing I’m pretty sure it isn’t is a home for Star Wars Galaxies refugees!

Let’s get our speculation on! What are they up to over there, other than enjoying their brand-new kegerator?

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syberghost
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syberghost

Novas so, since it’s got the largest dev team at the company, what exactly is it you think they ARE doing, if not building the game they’re working on?

Novas
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Novas

EQ Next won’t happen.

GleefulGrognard
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GleefulGrognard

WandaClamshuckr Siphaed Ehhhh… we will see…

GleefulGrognard
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GleefulGrognard

usagizero Blizzard rarely has a lot going on though, they are known for being rather… lax? slow? in their projects/releases.

MewmewGirl
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MewmewGirl

Snark all you want, they deserve it.

I bought some of their Early Access titles they were all gung-ho about last year.  They should be pushing to finish the current games, not continually starting more over and over.

They’re like a kid with a room full of Candy Bars or something, the kid keeps ripping open new ones, taking a bite, moving on to the next.  Finish one Candy Bar before opening the next please!

Not too long ago we got letters in both H1Z1 and Landmark both stating how their development was going to be moving at a slower pace now because they were “shifting focus” on what they are putting the most time into.

They’ll be all pumped talking up their new game, getting it just ready enough to sell Early Access copies for a bit and then come up with a new idea and put this new game they’re talking about now on the back burner.

I *am not* pumped up to excited to hear about yet another game.  What would make me “excited” would be to hear about them actually finishing one of their current projects.

The way we recently got letters talking about how development would slow on H1Z1 and EverQuest Next shows that they very obviously do not have the resources and staff to be developing all these games – so hey why not add yet another on the stack of unfinished games they don’t have enough people to work on?  What kind of bumble-headed business sense is this?

Caec
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Caec

Valkyriez I tend to agree. Games like Wasteland 2/Pillars of Eternity are incredibly old-school, and the amount of “love” said games get seem to have a lot more to do with a childish wish to stick it to the man then because these games are some fantastic breath of fresh air. 
I think Kickstarter (well, crowdfunding in general) has gone way past the point of what it was supposed to do, and become a crutch for game development, rather than a tool to allow games the “industry” wouldn’t give the light of day a chance.

Caec
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Caec

I imagine it’s some f2p mobile game.

josefreaksalem
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josefreaksalem

syberghost josefreaksalem Thanks for the heads-up. Maybe I’ll login this weekend.

syberghost
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syberghost

josefreaksalem well that’s a pity, because Planetside 2 has greatly increased their development in the last year; they were stalled for a while getting console ready, but as that neared completion it began to free people up for new systems, and they’re back on a Monthly Update schedule as well as two or three times as many bugfix loads. Some interesting things they’ve added recently:

Missions.
Wieldable knives.
Bounties.
New vehicles.

You should come back and check it out.

josefreaksalem
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josefreaksalem

I was pumped about Everquest Next years ago, but eventually gave up hope. Planetside 2 seemed to have been left out to dry; I haven’t played in years. H1Z1 seems like one of those games the will always be in early access and eventually fizzle away because people will be tired of it before it’s released. So does anyone even care what they announce?