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.

The Stream Team: Higher-level Heritage questing in EQII

For all the many times MassivelOP's MJ has done Heritage Quests in EverQuest II on various alts, it somehow escaped her that the increases...

H1Z1 adds grouping system and zombified players this month

Your secret dream of becoming a zombie -- yeah, we read your diary -- will get a virtual assist from this month's H1Z1...

DCUO returns to the Halls of Power with its next update

With DC Universe Online's sped-up content delivery schedule, players fresh off of the munitions update now can look forward to a...

EverQuest II’s latest forum and Reddit drama

EverQuest II players concerned about alleged excessive forum moderation after a suspension of one of the community's more prominent supporters and the...

MMO Mechanics: How strong communities are barriers-to-exit

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The Stream Team: Landmark is where all IPs come together

When you give creative people free rein in Landmark, some pretty awesome things happen! Besides fantastical creations straight out of the player's imagination, there...
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EverQuest Next offers a new piece of fiction for fans

While news has been a bit quiet on the development front for EverQuest Next, the game is still producing lore for its fans...
DCUO

DCUO is switching its update cadence from quarterly to monthly

DC Universe Online creative director Jens Andersen has posted a pretty important update on the game's forums. Daybreak's superhero MMO will...
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that let you turn real money into MMO money

Two days ago, World of Warcraft launched the WoW Token service, which will kill the game forever. It thus joins the list...

The Stream Team: Building an H1Z1 fort

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The Daily Grind: Where do you stand on MMO emulators?

Emulators. They're a touchy, murky, grey-area subject for many people and one that we don't touch on a lot here on the site due...
DCUO

DCUO releases new munitions power set

DC Universe Online released its 13th power set today. Munitions "allows players to master over-the-top explosives, powerful ballistics, and large weapons," according...

The Stream Team: EverQuest II-sday, EU edition

If you've missed out on grouping with the MassivelyOP Minions because of time zones, today is your lucky day! MJ is introducing a European...

Daybreak dev muses about mobile Vanguard diplomacy game

Vanguard's diplomacy system was always one of the most-talked about features of that late fantasy title, using a card minigame to simulate...

EVE Evolved: Four lessons sandbox MMOs can learn from EVE

The past few years have seen a resurgence of support for sandbox MMOs, both of the trying-to-be-minecraft creative kind and the hardcore nuke-it-from orbit...

The Stream Team: Hunting down a set of wheels in H1Z1

Thanks to H1Z1's big patch, MassivelyOP's MJ can finally play someone with hair -- albeit still a male -- and she's going to...

‘Big damn patch’ arrives in H1Z1

There are patches, there are big patches, and then there are big damn patches. H1Z1 updated with the latter today, adding in...

EverQuest II cuts expansions, debuts DLCs with Rum Cellar

With everything that has happened over the last couple of months, players are understandably curious and concerned about of the future of Daybreak...

A look at DC Universe Online’s gung-ho munitions powerset

Not every superhero was bitten by a radioactive arachnid or born with jacked-up genes; some heroes must pull themselves up by their boostraps and...
Can't we go back to mushroom people? That'd be keen.

EverQuest II is testing class balance updates

EverQuest II's latest producer's letter is a bit lower key than previous entries, perhaps, but no less vital for it. The letter

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