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.

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster shares the secret of good social design in MMOs

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Raph Koster, the game designer behind Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Playable Worlds' upcoming project, has posted yet another essay about MMORPG design,...

No, Twitch’s move to investigate off-platform toxicity is not ‘novel’ for the industry

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Twitch is changing its hateful conduct and harassment policy once again, this time to allow moderators to take into account problematic activity that occurs...

DC Universe Online’s World of Flashpoint episode is set to launch April 15

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It will soon be time once again for DC Universe Online players to experience that time-honored comic book narrative tradition of an alternate timeline...

Rumor: EG7 and Daybreak might be prepping PlanetSide 2’s Rogue Planet for its own company

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Daybreak corporate sleuth and TheoryForge crewmate @MSandersonD has uncovered another Daybreak gem: new corporate registrations for Daybreak-related companies. California and Delaware filings show that...

The Stream Team: Returning to EverQuest II’s Reign of Shadows

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She never did beat that monstrous Morbigog the Pit Horror in EverQuest II's Chaos Caverns, but Massively OP's MJ does not feel like returning...

Daybreak’s owner Enad Global 7 acquires MMORPG publisher Innova for $109M

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Enad Global 7 is once again in the news for us here at MOP with yet another buyout, this time regarding its February 25th...

The MOP Up: Skyforge takes Switch players to the moon

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Earlier this year, Nintendo Switch users were treated to a full-fledged MMORPG with the launch of Skyforge on the platform. Now, Skyforge is taking...

The Game Archaeologist: The ballad of Fansy, EverQuest’s famous bard

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It was summer, 2001. EverQuest had just rolled out Sullon Zek, a no-rules "penal colony" server where the realm was as lawless as the...
So here's the deal.

The Daily Grind: What cancelled MMOs deserve a rogue server?

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As a historian, game preservationist, and general MMORPG geek, it does my heart good to see players do their best to restore and operate...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends teases Bespin creatures coming in the City in the Clouds expansion

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If you're still anxiously awaiting the arrival of Bespin in the Star Wars Galaxies Legends rogue server, you're going to want to peek into...

DCUO makes its World of Flashpoint episode permanently free for all players as part of plans to remove content paywalls

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For those who aren't big fans of the fact that some DC Universe Online content is locked behind a paywall, this announcement will be...

EverQuest II dives into the Plane of Shadows with this week’s content drop

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The days may be getting longer, but that only means that the shadows are increasing in force. Yesterday, EverQuest II dared its players to...
Small steps.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 315: The Wrath Baby strikes back

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Justin, Bree, Chris, and Tyler discuss Magic Legends' soft launch, World of Warcraft's price hikes, WoW Burning Crusade's beta, Elite Dangerous' Odyssey alpha, Raph Koster's virtual world manifesto, and Monster Hunter Rise's launch, with mailbag topics on when subs aren't worth it and why MMO currencies are just the worst.

Casually Classic: In defense of a good ‘looking for group’ tool in World of Warcraft

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While World of Warcraft certainly made a number of questionable design decisions over the years, for my money one of the absolute best moves...

EverQuest II’s producer talks up incoming events, TLE progression, the PvP server, and GU 117

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Spring is slowly arriving to our hemisphere of the globe. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, pollen counts are rising, and the producer of...

The MOP Up: Red Dead Online is off to the races

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Whether you head off to the horse races or play in a posse in Red Dead Online, you're going to get extra rewards for...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster posts a manifesto on the future of MMOs

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Believe us, we here at Massively OP are dying to know all of the details about the online game project that Raph Koster and...

Desert Oasis: The problem with Black Desert’s season servers – and how to fix it

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Black Desert's had some exceptional growth over the past year. What I've always liked about this game is that it's never tried to be...
oh nooooo

Former Daybreak and H1Z1 vets Anthony Castoro and Jace Hall raise $9M for a ‘genre-defining metaverse’

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The last time we heard the name Jace Hall, it was just about two years ago, when the version of H1Z1 esports he was...

The Stream Team: Blasting to the past through EverQuest II’s Chronoportals

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Sure sure, there's still an expansion to play through in EQII, but how is Massively OP's MJ supposed to pull herself away from all...

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