Daybreak’s $300M sale to EG7 is all wrapped up just in time for Christmas

    
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Just days before Christmas, one of the biggest MMORPG studio deals this year has fully completed. Enad Global 7 announced that it closed the deal and finalized payment for its acquisition of Daybreak Game Company for $300 million. So as of December 22nd, Daybreak is now under EG7’s umbrella.

This doesn’t mean that EG7 snapped up every share of Daybreak remaining, however: “Following the transaction, Daybreak’s former main owner Jason Epstein will hold approximately 10 percent and the other former shareholders of Daybreak will together hold approximately 3 percent of the total number of outstanding shares and votes in EG7.”

This stunning deal was first revealed back at the start of December along with an incredible wealth of details about Daybreak and its games. These details included confirmation of the ownership of Standing Stone Games (and both Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online), DC Universe Online’s huge popularity, the holding of a Marvel license, and EverQuest’s dominance over its sequel.

Daybreak’s sale to Enad Global 7 won our MMO story of the year alongside of COVID’s impact on game development.

Source: Enad Global 7. Thanks so much, Wilhelm!
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Adam Russell

Will lotro be joined into all access now?
Its not all access if you dont have access to all.

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Denice J. Cook

Doubtful– but I think you just hit on one more reason why Daybreak kept its ownership of Standing Stone on the hush all this time.

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James Crow

you think we ever going to see LifeTime acc sell again?

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Denice J. Cook

Dreamweaver (EQ2 forum and Discord mod) already emphasized a big NO on that one in both public spaces. EQ2 players have been begging for it for 2 years to no avail. That was really just a quick fundraiser for the Planetside MOBA using that same aging engine that ultimately bombed and got shut down again in a mad hurry.

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SmiteDoctor

This is why I picked them for Game Studio of the Year, thank you so much Daybreak for ridding the world of your existence, just in time for some good old fashioned Holiday Cheer, a real Christmas Miracle!!!

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Adam Russell

Daybreak isnt going anywhere.
They just have a new parent company.

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Ironwu

“…stunning deal….” ? ! ?

Anyone who did not see this coming (or something like it) has been living in denial the last six months. Or under a rock somewhere.

And $300 million for all these game IPs and Licenses? Chump change in the gaming world.

This sale is only notable for how disappointing and bad it actually is.

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Adam Russell

I think its good for the franchise. Better EG7, who are focused on gaming, than whoever that was that owned it. Jason Epstein or Columbus Nova.

Whats your issue with the sale?