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.

EverQuest II’s first annual Summer Jubilee merges three summertime events into one seasonal soiree

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If you enjoy EverQuest II's summer events, then you'll probably be a fan of the game's new annual Summer Jubilee, which will combine Tinkerfest,...
Tinkering.

EverQuest II invites players to test the newest incarnation of Tinkerfest

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How do you feel about tinkering? If your answer is "ambivalent to negative," you may want to just move on; EverQuest II is trying...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

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Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...

PlanetSide 2’s new PC patch adds empire-specific anti-material rifles and marks 19 years with classic items

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It's been 19 years since the original MMORPG shooter launched, and this week PlanetSide 2 players on PC can mark the occasion with the...

EverQuest II’s newest progression server, Varsoon, opens its doors May 24

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Last month, Daybreak revealed that EverQuest II was destined to launch a new time-locked expansion server in May. It hit beta last week, and...

EverQuest prepares to merge older progression servers in June

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Two of EverQuest's progression servers are almost to the end their run, and as a result, they are ready to be absorbed into the...

PlanetSide 2 begins public testing of new anti-material rifles, an updated menu, and spawn changes

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The anti-material rifle (AMR), as its name suggests, is a rifle that is specifically designed to do damage to military structures, equipment, and hardware...

The MOP Up: SWG rogue server Empire in Flames celebrates five years

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Star Wars Galaxies: Empire in Flames rogue server celebrated its fifth anniversary this past week. "Since the doors opened on May 4th 2017, EiF...

EverQuest guild woke the Sleeper on P99 Green – and all hell broke loose

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If you read our recent Game Archaeologist column on it, you'll know that there's a whole lot of meaningful history behind a slumbering crystalline...
Almost tangible. Again.

Massively Overthinking: If you could change one thing about an MMO…

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Back in April, MOP's Colin posed us an interesting challenge on the MOP Podcast: change one thing about an MMO you don't like that...
This town may actually be big enough for the two of us.

EverQuest II opens up its Varsoon time-locked expansion server for beta testing

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Who likes time-locked expansion servers? EverQuest II certainly does, and it's launching another one with the Varsoon server. If you missed the earlier FAQ...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 372: Blizzard’s great mobile hope

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Justin and bree discuss Blizzard's quarterly financials, Diablo Immortal, Warcraft Arclight Rumble, Forsaken World's sunset, ZeniMax's rumored Star Wars MMO, and EVE Fanfest and its COVID outbreak, with adventures in LOTRO and SWG Legends, plus a voicemail topic on MMOs moving from fantasy to sci-fi.

PlanetSide 2 adjusts its main navigation menu, tweaks weapons, and seeks feedback from Connery server players

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For PC players of PlanetSide 2, there's some new menu navigation experiences available. Yes, an update menu is at the heart of the latest...

Elteria Adventures continues development in spite of half the team ‘hiding in bombshelters’ in Ukraine

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It's been almost a year since we poked our noses into multiplayer voxelbox Elteria Adventures, which readers will recall evoked Landmark with its release...

Massively Overthinking: The minimum requirements for MMO player housing

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We've got housing on the brain lately, thanks to Ship of Heroes' housing beta, Final Fantasy XIV's botched housing lottos, Warframe's new housing, and...

Jack Emmert is apparently leading a new NetEase studio – and not Daybreak’s Marvel MMO

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So remember how Jack Emmert, the former Cryptic Studios boss, had moved over to Daybreak in 2016, where he was heading up Dimensional Ink,...

Choose My Adventure: Final Fantasy XI’s PlayOnline decides to not let me play online

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This was not how I was expecting to return to Final Fantasy XI. I always knew about the completely goofball account system that is...

SWG Legends’ new ranching, farming, taming, spicing, and smuggling patch is now live

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When Star Wars Galaxies rogue server SWG Legends announced a major patch to add farming, ranching, and spicing into the game two weeks ago,...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best elves?

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OK, nobody tell MOP's Justin, but I don't entirely share his hatred of elven races in MMOs. I'm not entirely sure why. I didn't...
They're not attractive spaceships.

SWG Legends is spooling up double reward events for May the Fourth and Revenge of the Sixth

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Two of the big celebratory dates for Star Wars fans - May 4th, aka May the Fourth, and May 6th, aka Revenge of the...

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