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.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 229: Adventures in Albion Online

Justin, Samon, and Bree discuss Daybreak, the new LOTR MMO Amazon is co-developing, EVE Online's comms blackout, Caravan Stories, and City of Heroes, with a sponsored segment on Albion Online's Percival update.

Daybreak spent June creating even more new companies than we thought

This week, we've been covering some strange moves over at MMORPG company Daybreak, the studio long ago comfortably nestled under Sony's hierarchy as SOE...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO suffers the most from powercreep?

Last month, an MOP reader named Swifty replied to our Daily Grind about the last MMO he'd quit by calling out EverQuest...
Take a walk on the already-done-this side.

Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a potential WoW sequel?

It's a rare MMO player who's never played World of Warcraft, which makes this particular summer an interesting one for the whole genre....

After suggesting it’d save Player Studio, Daybreak has quietly shuttered it for EverQuest instead

Back in March, Daybreak appointed a new Producer for its long-running Player Studio program - that's the system that allowed players to...

Battle Bards Episode 148: Composer spotlight on Inon Zur

On a special theme episode of Battle Bards, acclaimed composer Inon Zur is given the spotlight, especially for his contributions to several MMORPG soundtracks...

That new Lord of the Rings MMORPG is still happening, now with Amazon’s New World team on board

Hey remember last September when Athlon Games - owned by Leyou Technologies, which also owns Warframe studio Digital Extremes - announced that it was...

Trademarks hint at big changes for Daybreak Game Company

Could Daybreak Game Company be about to split into two -- or more -- studios? Recent trademark filings on behalf of Daybreak suggest that...

One Shots: Pointy things in space

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a multi-trillion credit starship that's in absolute mint condition! As you drive it off the lot,...
This took some work.

The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

One facet of video games that's been around almost since the very beginning is difficulty levels. This allowed the player to choose how hard...

EverQuesting: Checking EverQuest II’s pulse, from Pride bunnies to event delays

It's been quite a while since we've had an EverQuesting. That's because it's been quite a while since we've had much to write...
Uh... hmm.

Another DDOS e-thug has landed jail time – this one owes Daybreak $95K

We get so many tips about MMOs being DDOSed that we often don't even cover them unless they stretch on for days or there's...
Not this.

EverQuest and EverQuest II kick off the Summer Spectacular as time-locked expansion servers advance

The summer spectacular has arrived in EverQuest and EverQuest II. No mediocrity with summer for you, it's all the spectacular here....

The MOP Up: Prosperous Universe’s economy gets a boost with local markets

The economy obviously is a major component of the upcoming Prosperous Universe -- it's kind of hinted at right there in the name,...

PlanetSide 2 celebrates summer with the return of squirt guns and water balloons

Just because you're in an endless war for territory doesn't mean you can't take a moment to celebrate the summer months. That would appear...
I'm just a hunka hunka burning... something.

EverQuest II brings the Scorched Sky Celebrations back around for another year

Come on, set the night on fire. Also set the day on fire. The whole point of EverQuest II's Scorched Sky Celebrations is...

The Stream Team: Celebrating the would-be 16th anniversary of Star Wars Galaxies

When a game has an impact like Star Wars Galaxies did, you celebrate its anniversary. Today, SWG would have turned 16. Luckily, Massively OP's...

Wandering Wraeclast: The wonderful world of Path of Exile’s Hideout housing

When I first started playing Path of Exile, I never envisioned that housing would become available. And not just housing, but good housing...

Perfect Ten: The MMORPGs boasting the most expansions

In 2018 alone, the MMORPG industry saw no less than 14 major expansions release for various titles, and in 2019 we've had at...
Town.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 226: On the cusp of FFXIV’s Shadowbringers

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, WoW Rise of Azshara, SWTOR, Camelot Unchained, and Champions Online, with a mailbag question on XIV's endgame.

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