The Daily Grind: What are the odds that Daybreak can turn itself around?


I’ve had… severe concerns about Daybreak Games over the last several years, and I’m sure that I am not alone in this. The multiple rounds of layoffs, the cancellation of EverQuest Next, the unfortunate demise of Landmark, the whatever-is-going-on-this-week with H1Z1, the almost desperate hope in PlanetSide (!) as a battle royale savior, and the seemingly desperate pleas for fans to hold on because there will be some sort of future EverQuest has made me despair at the trajectory of this once incredible MMO studio.

With the start of a company reorganization into different “franchise teams” and the hope that we might hear details about EverQuest 3 within the next year, I’m wondering if this is really the last chance for Daybreak to turn itself around. I’m not just talking about becoming profitable but also accepted and popular among a community that has in part turned its back on the studio.

What do you think? If you had to put Vegas odds on it, what are the chances that Daybreak can pull off a bright future?

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