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 kicks off 16th anniversary with player-designed missions today

It was 16 years ago today that EverQuest welcomed players into its 3-D world and in so doing helped to propel MMOs to...
Test pattern.

H1Z1’s senior designer maps out the next 12 months

H1Z1 senior game designer Adam Clegg hosts Daybreak's latest dev spotlight video. Clegg, who works mainly on world design, fields a...

MMO Mechanics: Navigating fast-travel systems

I'm delighted to resurrect the column that brought me to Massively-that-was, MMO Mechanics, for the ravenous readers of MOP. The column...

EverQuest Next ditches lore and general discussion forums

Assuming that there will be a wealth of lore and backstory in EverQuest Next, you won't be finding out about it on the...

PlanetSide 2’s Clint Worley departs Daybreak

Former PlanetSide 2 Executive Producer Clint Worley has left the team and studio, according to a brief announcement by him on Twitter. It...
This is what it looks like

H1Z1’s latest patch buffs its Battle Royale mode

This morning's H1Z1 publish is now live with its overhaul of the Battle Royale system. Daybreak told followers on Reddit last...

EverQuest springs ‘surprise’ patch today

Do you like surprises? As long as they're good, right? Well, EverQuest players can breathe a little easier once they realize that today's "surprise"...

Daybreak layoffs totaled 140 in San Diego

It's been almost a month since Daybreak (formerly SOE) laid off several of its employees following its acquisition by Columbus Nova, but...
Starting again.

Daybreak posts new Landmark blueprint

Daybreak has published an outline for Landmark development over the next few weeks. The next update, likely dropping somewhere between March...

Daybreak now has two G.I.R.L. scholarships for 2015

After this week's Storybricks drama and today's brutal cutbacks of customer service and forum support, the company formerly known as SOE could really...

Daybreak constricts gamemasters in EQ and EQII

A Massively Overpowered reader named Nick recently alerted us to a new EverQuest II customer support policy he'd been sent in-game in response...
EverQuest

Here’s what’s happening in EverQuest for the next few weeks

What's on tap for EverQuest over the next few weeks? Quite a bit, according to a forum post by Daybreak's Johnathan "

Storybricks has closed down

It's been but a week and a half since we heard official word that Daybreak Game Company was cutting ties with

Omeed Dariani takes new post directing the community for NCsoft

Omeed Dariani, who resigned from SOE back in September before the studio's buyout and big transition to Daybreak Games, is...

The Game Archaeologist: Ten facts of EverQuest life circa 1999

MMOs change. We know that, but we also tend to forget it as well. The games that we play today can often be light-years...
Bang bang, you shot me down.

The Stream Team: Shoot-em-up in PlanetSide 2

Last time MassivelyOP's Mike Foster played PlanetSide 2, he died a bunch while providing little value to his team. Tonight...

Here are the progression servers up for vote in EverQuest

Classic EverQuest's dev team casually announced last week that it has plans for new progression servers, signalling that at least Daybreak...

EverQuesting: Is EverQuest Next in trouble?

You know me: I've been quite the supporter of EverQuest Next and Landmark for a good long while. Even before writing about...

DCUO cracks down on Hades raid exploit

Players who took advantage of an exploit in the new DC Universe Online Hades raid faced the ire of the Daybreak Game...
Yes, yes it is.

EverQuest Next may not be F2P

SOE Daybreak has been all about "F2P your way" for a couple of years now, but comments by EverQuest Next senior producer

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