daybreak game company

Daybreak Game Company, colloquially known as just Daybreak, is what remains of the formerly Sony-owned studio SOE. The company was renamed following its purchase by investment firm Columbus Nova in early 2015. It is known best for the EverQuest and PlanetSide franchises, as well as Star Wars Galaxies, DC Universe Online, H1Z1, Vanguard, Dragon’s Prophet, The Matrix Online, Free Realms, and Clone Wars Adventures.

EverQuesting: Contemplating content and communication on EverQuest II’s 15th anniversary

You've no doubt heard of the quinceañera: It's the Mesoamerican coming-of-age celebration, a giant gala commemorating a girl's move to adulthood at age...

The Stream Team: Celebrating EverQuest II’s 15 birthday with a dragon attack!

A 15th MMO birthday is already impressive, but this one has dragons! EverQuest II has added a new event for this year's anniversary celebration,...
Oh, cool.

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest break you’ve ever taken from MMOs – and why?

A while back, MMO blogger and fellow SWG Legends player Napyet posted a video about a sudden burst of burnout he was feeling...

EVE Online will officially arrive to Korea on November 14

Remember back in April when CCP Games CEO Hilmar Petersson said that the Korean and Chinese playerbase of EVE Online was due...

Daybreak is still updating PlanetSide Arena, adds chat features and more

Early Access update #5 for PlanetSide Arena has arrived and... well, it's not exactly what one would call a barnburner of a patch,...

EverQuest and EverQuest II launch new heroic servers

Daybreak Games has heroic server fever, and the only cure is more heroic server. Both EverQuest and EverQuest II are launching some...

Massively Uplifting: Gamers and studios raise millions for Extra Life and other charities

Had enough of the tricks of October? How about some treats now that we're in November! Generous donations #forthekids were collected by gamers and...

Global Chat: Fallout Last

Bethesda's busy digging another grave for Fallout 76, this time by saddling the troubled online title with a problematic subscription service that is...

The Project 1999 EverQuest emulator is opening yet another server thanks to demand

The folks behind Project 1999, the officially sanctioned classic EverQuest emulator, have had about a week now to look at how the...

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO will be ‘different at a glance’ from LOTRO

Even as Lord of the Rings Online prepares to unleash Minas Morgul next week, Amazon Game Studios is working in the background...

Massively Overthinking: The problem with MMO ‘dailies’

Longtime MOP Patron and friend of the site Avaera recently posed us an intriguing questions about daily login rewards in MMORPGs. "Recently my game of choice,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 244: An Onslaught of news

Justin and Bree discuss Onslaught aka SWTOR's first expansion in three (!) years, Fallout 76's latest kerfuffle, the return of Kritika Online, ArcheAge's ArchePass confusion and rework, DDO's mounts, BlizzCon, and Halloween, with a mailbag topic on MMO toxicity.

Raph Koster’s new MMORPG will reward social gameplay, not just hack-n-slash

Since announcing he is building a new MMORPG with the apparently respectably funded new Playcraft studio, Raph Koster has been doing a long...

Global Chat: Starting over in ArcheAge

The (re)launch of ArcheAge Unchained is of significant interest to certain parties who are hoping that this "do over" finally will propel this...

The Game Archaeologist: A brief history of Multi-User Dungeons

You know that sinking feeling when you get into something that's way, waaaay over your head and you have no choice but to swim...

MMO Business Roundup: Ubisoft’s stock drop, Skull & Bones’ delay, Google games

Welcome back to another depressing super fun roundup of business news from the MMO industry and adjacent climes. Ubisoft We don't cover a lot of...

The Daily Grind: What other MMOs need the ‘Archeage Unchained’ treatment?

Last year, it seemed like the trend was legacy servers for everyone. This year, the anti-pay-to-win push has been big, with ArcheAge Unchained...

Pre-orders for EverQuest’s Torment of Velious expansion are now available

Torment of Velious, the 26th expansion for the original EverQuest, is coming soon, but pre-orders are a thing right now for those...

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...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 243: ArcheAge goes ‘queue queue’

Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge Unchained, the Daybreak EverQuest and PlanetSide 3 situation, Riot's big reveals, Fallout 76's expansion delay, plus chat on gaming routines, gamers' breaking point with studios, and the problems with RvR.

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