john smedley

The former head of SOE and Daybreak. Affectionately known to gamers as “Smed.”

MMO Week in Review: The future of EverQuest Next [May 3, 2015]

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Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered's Week in...
EverQuest II

Smedley: We will support EQ and EQII ‘for the very long haul’

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"I firmly believe the days of the WoW-style MMO are over," Daybreak's John Smedley told GI.biz earlier this week. Apparently that ruffled...

Daybreak launches new site, triggers week of celebratory events

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Daybreak Game Company now has a new home and logo to make its transition from Sony Online Entertainment complete. "We are so...
H1Z1

Here are a whole bunch of H1Z1 news links

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This H1Z1 news roundup is brought to you by MassivelyOP reader Kinya, who dropped so many links in our tip box that the...

H1Z1 has sold a million copies on Steam

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I think you'll agree with me that Daybreak could really use some good news right about now, and today, it's got some. Daybreak...

H1Z1 won’t charge for Battle Royale anytime soon

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After announcing yesterday that it would be offering a $6.99 monthly pass for H1Z1's Battle Royale mode, Daybreak Game Company said...

H1Z1 will offer optional ‘monthly passes’ for battle royale

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Daybreak president John Smedley has informally announced via Twitter that the studio's zombie survival MMO H1Z1 is getting a sub --...

H1Z1 eyes battle royale season pass

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Would you pay for a season pass to H1Z1's popular battle royale content? And if so, how much would you shell out for...

EverQuesting: Daybreak, SOE Live, and the resurrection of Fan Faire

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It's been quite a week! And not just for Massively Overpowered. Right as our original site was sunsetting, SOE announced that it was bought...
HizzleDizzleFoShizzle

Daybreak teams reassure MMO players, deflect DDoS attacks

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More assurances are coming your way from Daybreak Games, this time from reps of each of the studio's games. "Absolutely nothing" has changed, according...

The Soapbox: Has F2P worked for SOE?

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The MassivelyOP staff was discussing the SOE Daybreak armageddon recently, and given the total absence of public data relating to who or what...

Daybreak’s John Smedley: EverQuest Next is going to be ‘more than ok’

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Worried about this week's mass firings of Daybreak employees and wondering what might happen to both Landmark and EverQuest Next?...

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