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 turns 20 with new video and infographic as new progression servers arrive

Classic EverQuest turned 20 years old this weekend, with anniversary content (for EverQuest II as well) and two new progression servers. "While...

The Stream Team: Happy 20th birthday EverQuest!

With such a monumental birthday to celebrate, Massively OP's MJ is back in EverQuest and hopping around on her Froglok! She may not be...

EverQuesting: EverQuest turns the big 2-0

Today is a pretty big day in Norrath: EverQuest turns the big 2-0! Impressive. Twenty years is quite an accomplishment. Even more impressive...

Massively Overthinking: MMOs as distraction vs. culture

Earlier this month, there was a fascinating conversation swirling around a Gamasutra article by Bryant Francis, specifically a quote from game dev Patric Mondou. "We're...
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H1Z1’s PC version, Z1 Battle Royale, sees another leadership reshuffle as Jace Hall steps down

Yesterday, Daybreak and NantGMobile announced that Jace Hall is no longer consulting on the PC version of H1Z1 known as Z1 Battle Royale,...
We're all NPCs now.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that let you feel superheroic

So, hey, Captain Marvel is out now! And I'm writing this before having actually seen it, so I can't say word one about whether...
We did this thing.

EverQuest’s Holly Longdale discusses Daybreak’s reacquisition thrust

Is the original EverQuest doing better than it ever has? Probably not; the game has been running for 20 years now. But it has...
I still love you, robot.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 211: Carrying the Torchlight

Justin and Bree deep-dive Torchlight Frontiers and discuss Path of Exile's Synthesis, the great LOTRO and DDO outage of 2019, the impending end of Kritika Online and the Foundry system in Star Trek Online and Neverwinter, Guild Wars 2's warclaw, Alganon, and a mailbag topic about housing in MMOs.
Past is just practice.

EverQuest’s 20th anniversary invites players to preserve the past with some Gnomish help

It might seem a little bit on the nose for the EverQuest 20th anniversary celebration to literally include a new zone that's all about preserving...
No, saying that you don't care is not actually an answer.

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMORPG for corpse runs?

Pretty much every MMORPG has some sort of corpse run - that is, when you die, you have to run some sort of gauntlet...

Neverwinter’s Undermountain makes better healers of Warlocks and better shield-tanks of Fighters

When Neverwinter's Undermountain expansion this spring, it's bringing with it a slate of big class changes to go along with the new...

Leaderboard: Should MMO studios be involved in their respective subreddits?

The issue of who controls MMO game subreddits is one that's just kept recurring over the years, at least as far back as when...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMORPG for getting your character super drunk?

Fallout 76's dev blog a few weeks ago about its upcoming brewing and distilling skills - which are actually surprisingly detailed - got...

Massively Overthinking: The paradox MMO

Back in February, the MMORPG subreddit offered up yet another fun thread: User Friendly_Fire told the MMO community that what it really wants...

EverQuest II outlines progression server plans, offers paid 110 character boosters

EverQuest II's recent offerings have a little bit of something for everyone. For example, if you just want to leap to the endgame...
All right, I can sort of see it.

Anarchy Online’s first-ever progression server, Rubi-Ka 2019, is now live

As promised, Funcom has rolled out Anarchy Online's first "fresh-start" progression server today. The studio's calling it Rubi-Ka 2019, and yes, you...

Z1 Battle Royale declares the return of the king with a massive new update

Season 3 of Daybreak's PC H1Z1 (or Z1 Battle Royale now, or Z1BR for you hip kids) is coming back in a...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 210: The spice must flow

Justin and Bree discuss Funcom's Dune, Anarchy Online's prog, Elder Scrolls Online's Wrathstone, Atlas' wipe, Guild Wars 2's layoffs, DDO's Sharn expansion, and Outlaws of the Old West, with adventures in Eldevin, LOTRO, Paragon Chat, Trove, and SWG; a mailbag question on finding laid-back MMOs; and a sponsored segment on Black Desert.

Watch the rise and fall of the most popular Steam games of the last four years

For those of us who are visual learners (or heck, bar chart fanatics - and you know who you are), there's an interesting animated gif...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs do you wish would come to console?

I've never been a console-first kind of gamer, so I've never felt a great pull to invest heavily in consoles, even when more major...

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