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H1Z1 launches Season 8, PlanetSide 2 continues tweaking its Colossus tank

We'll call this the Daybreak news bundle: H1Z1 and PlanetSide 2 have both gotten some recent updates, so let's break it down. For...

Massively Overthinking: Deleting pieces of MMOs to save them

Two ideas floated across my virtual desk in recent weeks, neither directly relating to MMORPGs, but they put the nugget of an idea in...
I know, you expected some EQN jokes.

Daybreak has apparently registered another substudio: Wandering Monster Games

Back in 2019, we started covering Daybreak's moves to register trademarks and domain names and social media accounts for a bunch of groups that...
I guess? All right?

H1Z1 extends its PlayStation 4 season by two weeks while cycling in new Arcade challenges

Maybe you can't remember which name it's going by at this point, but H1Z1 is still trucking along on the PlayStation 4, and...
Trash pandas.

Daybreak has apparently closed its Z1 Battle Royale test server

Hey there, who likes testing out new updates on the Z1 Battle Royale (also known as H1Z1 on PC and a few...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that were ahead of their time

Timing is, as they say, everything. A good idea presented at the wrong time (and perhaps in the wrong way) might fizzle hard when...

H1Z1’s seventh season goes live on PS4 and brings back the classic Z2 map

Ready for a new season of doing things in H1Z1? That's good because season seven is officially live on console, bringing with...

Jack Emmert isn’t sure Daybreak will publish his next MMO, says DCUO is as big as it was four years ago

In January, Daybreak finally announced the fruits of its "realignment" that we'd been covering since last summer: It was splitting off new substudios...
oh nooooo

H1Z1 aka Z1 Battle Royale’s concurrency shot up 900% last month – here’s why

If you happen to be one of those weirdos who is constantly thumbing through SteamCharts to see how games are doing (i.e., me), you...
No, this one... this one's certain.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures at the start of 2020

This annual column always inspires a certain amount of debate, which is intentional. Outside of the office, a good chunk of that...

GTAO, Apex Legends, Warframe, and H1Z1 are among PlayStation’s most-downloaded games of 2019

One of the frustrations we always have when reporting on playerbase size in the MMO industry is that the console market is way more...
Ho, then when I say so, ho again.

The Massively Overpowered 2019 winter holiday MMO roundup

The holidays are here! Well, most of them are. Some of them might not be. And as is tradition here at Massively Overpowered, we...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2019 predictions

The day has come: the day when we look back at last year's predictions for this year and see how we did. Yep,...
I HAVE COME AFLAME

H1Z1’s sixth season features paltry rewards and no actual patch features

Remember when Daybreak changed H1Z1's name yet again, presumably to distance the title's console version from the already floundering PC version (also known as Z1...

The Daily Grind: What are the odds that Daybreak can turn itself around?

I've had... severe concerns about Daybreak Games over the last several years, and I'm sure that I am not alone in this. The multiple...

Daybreak confirms yesterday’s layoffs and ‘realignment of the company into separate franchise teams’

Yesterday, we reported on the sad news that MMORPG company Daybreak Games had suffered yet another round of layoffs. As developers began weighing...

It looks like Daybreak’s been hit with yet another round of layoffs

Former H1Z1 Technical Director and PlanetSide Arena dev Josh "Autenil" Kriegshauser posted a tweet this evening suggesting that Daybreak has once again...

The MOP Up: League of Legends’ future looks bright

Don't let games like Fortnite and Overwatch make you forget that League of Legends is still a thing. In fact, Riot...

The MOP Up: Nexon’s Project V4 aims to be the best-looking MMO in your pocket

Nexon gave a preview of Project V4 at a media preview event lately, and this fantasy MMO looks like one of the most...

H1Z1 opens wide the landscape of its new Outland map

Smaller size, muscle cars, and a place for pretty much every type of battle royale playstyle (though I always thought "shoot people, don't get...

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