Last week, we covered some odd happenings over at the MMORPG company formerly known as SOE and now known as Daybreak, and today we’ve got a few more to add to the pile.
Some backstory: In June, Daybreak filed for trademarks for Darkpaw Games and Rogue Planet Games, adding to the filing for Bronze Age Studios last year, which we speculated might mean the company’s about to split off its individual titles to separate substudios of some sort, as they seem to correspond with the EverQuest, PlanetSide, and DC Universe Online franchises. (If there’s one for Z1B1/H1Z1, it’s not been unearthed yet.) We also learned the company registered a new Daybreak Game Studios LLC on the same day it filed for the Darkpaw and Rogue Planet trademarks. Coincidentally – or maybe not – the studio also shut down its Player Studio program for all but PlanetSide 2, sparking concern, especially given it’s mid-July and we’ve yet to hear another peep about the PlanetSide Arena launch that was rescheduled for summer.
Now it appears the company’s regged another – this one last week on July 10th, the day we first published about the other trademarks, and it’s Golden Age Studios, a possible follow-up to the previously regged Bronze Age Studios, which we’d speculated had to do with the DC Comics franchise and more specifically DC Universe Online. As Theoryforge’s MSandersonD notes, Daybreak has also been busy registering new domains to go with some (though not all) of the studio names it’s trademarked, including multiple iterations of Darkpaw Games, potentially an EverQuest franchise relative.