Way back in 2015, not long after the SOE game purge and Daybreak transition that laid off a huge number of developers, we began polling our readers about the safety of Daybreak’s games, specifically which one they thought was most vulnerable. Oh those heady days, when we were sure EverQuest Next was safe!
- In 2015, you picked Dragon’s Prophet. It shut down the same year.
- In 2017, you picked PlanetSide 2. Still going, though. But a while back we tallied it up to find SOE/Daybreak has shuttered approximately 16 games, and to that pile add Landmark, H1Z1 Just Survive, and likely one of the games the Austin branch was working on too. This is not some isolated thing.
- Last year, you picked Just Survive, and you were right. Actually, you picked all of the above, but we’ll stick a pin in the snark.
So how about this year? Has anything changed with the company that once won best studio four years in a row thanks to its one-time reputation for keeping beloved MMORPGs going? Did the two major rounds of layoffs last year unsettle you? What about the Columbus Nova dust-up, the NantWorks thing, and the PlanetSide Arena rumor? Which Daybreak MMO do you think is most vulnerable now?