I'm excited to finally announce that I've signed on as a Game Director with @UbiMassive! Feels nice to be bombarded by email lists again!
— Matthew Higby (@mhigby) May 2, 2016
Higby left Daybreak in February of last year, not longer after SOE became Daybreak and about a month before the studio’s mass layoffs. He said at the time that he’d 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,” he said last year.