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.

The Daily Grind: What’s the best desert biome in MMOs?

Until I lived in one for a few years in real life, I was not a big fan of the desert - anywhere. Cue...

The MOP Up: Stardew Valley’s creator can’t quit tinkering with the game

Stardew Valley's creator recently sat down for an interview in which he said, “Once I reopen the book on Stardew, I always have a...

EverQuest is running a TLP free play weekend in advance of next week’s new servers

One of the most popular activities in EverQuest's sphere is taking part in the classic MMO's time-locked progression (TLP) servers. Unfortunately, these special ruleset...

DC Universe Online confirms the launch of its Brainiac Returns episode for May 23

Get ready for the next episode, and we don't mean the classic Dr. Dre tune; we mean the next episode of content coming to...

Massively Overthinking: Fixing boring MMORPG dungeons

Earlier this month, MMO genre luminary Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street tweeted something from someone on his Ghost MMO team that's going to resonate with a...

PlanetSide 2’s latest update revamps warzone rotation and the friends list

PlanetSide 2 has been in a state of limbo for the past several months following revelations that Daybreak had sold the IP for cash...
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EG7 Q1 2024: Daybreak still mum on PlanetSide 2, new H1Z1 game hires lead designer

It's not even been two weeks since Daybreak owner EG7 published its 2023 annual financial report, which of course omitted everything relevant that happened...

Unleashed’s MMORPG Haven is aimed at parents who grew up playing EverQuest and WoW

Back in February, we covered an upcoming but low-key crossplatform MMORPG called Haven by an indie studio called Unleashed games, whose star-studded dev team...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO companies care about game preservation?

With game preservation back in the news thanks to Ubisoft's The Crew criming and the Stop Killing Games initiative, I thought it would be...

Pearl Abyss Q1 2024: Revenues hold steady as Crimson Desert gears up for reveals

Pearl Abyss makes its English financials website a bit of a navigation nightmare, but the company's Q1 2024 earnings presentation is indeed up -...
Seriously, though, whatever.

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve ever spent working on a specific MMO goal?

The other day, I saw a tweet from Wowhead that quoted Blizzard confirming that it's meant to take a long, long time to collect...

Massively Overthinking: Why and how we mod our MMORPGs

Last week, the MOP team was sitting around in our virtual offices, talking about modding Elder Scrolls Online, all because some of our readers...

Star Wars Galaxies rogue server Empire in Flames turns 7, teases Mandalorian content

Among the multiple Star Wars MMOs with reason to celebrate during this most hallowed of weeks is Empire in Flames, a rare roleplay-friendly Star...

DC Universe Online reruns Spring Seasonal event with new items and adds a new ally in latest patch

The spring season is in full bloom across the heroic and villainous sides of DC Universe Online, as today marks the return of the...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends is adding the YT-1300 house with Deep Space Comms space PvP update

If Star Wars Galaxies space and PvP are your jam, you'll want to feast your eyeballs on what the SWG Legends rogue server is...
Sorry, guy.

Perfect Ten: 10 favorite features that pairs of popular MMOs share

Even though all MMORPGs compete for our time, affection, and -- above all else -- money, it doesn't mean that they can't get along....

EverQuest plans to start selling level 50 heroic characters next week

While most MMOs tend to escalate their level-boosted characters to ever-greater heights, EverQuest is going in the opposite direction when it puts level 50...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 468: Give ’em Helldivers 2

Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR's update 7.5, Daybreak's headcount, the Helldivers 2 fiasco, and freebies from Elder Scrolls Online and DDO, with adventures in SWG Legends and LOTRO, plus mailbag topics on why we haven't had a new blockbuster MMORPG in a while and whether MMOs will return to an era of experimentation.

EG7’s 2023 annual report claims Daybreak and SSG collectively count 264 staffers

Swedish gaming conglom EG7 released its annual report this week, and while there isn't a ton of new-new in it for those of us...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends celebrates May the Fourth with boosts, Ugnaughts, and a Prima guide giveaway

In case the internet has somehow not already baked this into your brain, tomorrow is May the Fourth and Sunday is Revenge of the...