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 205: Dragons and other MMO rarities

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online's Elsweyr, Breach, Nexon, ArcheAge, Pantheon, FFXIV, SWG Legends, CrossCode, and the harms of early access.

Ashes of Creation yoinks another ex-Daybreaker, this one a community manager

Ashes of Creation's Intrepid Studios has been grabbing up Daybreak devs left and right, and now it's hired a new one: Sarah...

The Daily Grind: What’s your core problem with mobile MMOs, and is it fixable?

Droid Gamers put out an interesting piece this weekend that to me illuminates how the ongoing conversation about mobile MMOs go south. Author...

The MOP Up: WildStar suffers another indignity

Miss WildStar? Well at least there's the soundtrack to listen to on various sites, right? Nope! Apparently NCsoft pulled the acclaimed score...

Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a World of Warcraft 2?

Let's pretend for a moment that the reason Blizzard appears to be dropping the ball with World of Warcraft right now is that...

Tamriel Infinium: Examining the features (and hype!) of Elder Scrolls Online’s Season of the Dragon

I have mixed feelings about dragons coming to Elder Scrolls Online. Originally, we knew that we would not see them because they were...

EverQuesting: Can Daybreak make it through 2019?

Those who've been long-time followers of Massively OP's long-running EverQuesting column might have noticed a distinct lack of new year hopes and predictions...

Project Horseshoe’s design papers confirm decades of MMORPG lessons

Not everyone involved in game design is trying to squeeze every last penny out of you. Yes, a lot of them are, but many...
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Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019

Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take...

The Daily Grind: Which old MMO studio do you miss the most?

We have spent a lot of time -- perhaps more than is prudent -- pining over MMOs that have closed their doors. But I...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 204: SpatialOS spasms

Justin and Bree discuss the Unity vs. SpatialOS showdown, the Destiny 2 Activision split and investigation, Elite's massive event, big updates for Guild Wars 2, FFXIV, and LOTRO, plus our adventures in ESO, LOTRO, SWG, and DDO, and reader mail on games that don't click with you, the MMOs we'd like to see built, and video game eyeballs.

Interview: Astellia’s western team on pay-to-win, themeparks, and dodging early access and battle royale

Yesterday we covered the news that South Korean born MMORPG Astellia is heading westward in 2019, with its holy trinity classes, solid PvE...

PSA: Make sure you log in to get your free DC Universe Online CR210 character booster

Daybreak's superhero MMO DC Universe Online is currently in the midst of its eighth anniversary celebrations, complete with the new event Attack...

The Daily Grind: What dead MMO needs more coverage?

One of the humorous awards we've given out in the past - but didn't in 2018 - was our award for the dead game...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s Battle at the Binary Stars heats up

Star Trek Online has a serious crush on Discovery right now -- and why not, since the show has propeled the franchise back...

Jukebox Heroes: Bless Online’s soundtrack

You probably wouldn't blame me for the fact that I've dragged my feet on listening to the Bless Online soundtrack over this past...

One Shots: 100% pure nightmare fuel

Oh hey! Nice to see you there! Do you think that you can stop screaming quite so loud? Yes, I know that our header...

The Stream Team: Happy 8th anniversary DC Universe Online!

Eight years of tights, capes, and super powers? Oh my! Today marks DCUO's eight anniversary, and Massively OP's MJ is ready to party. So...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2019?

Way back in 2015, not long after the SOE game purge and Daybreak transition that laid off a huge number of...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2019

With nearly all of our end-of-2018 content finally and blissfully behind us - seriously, I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when...

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