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Daybreak spent June creating even more new companies than we thought

This week, we've been covering some strange moves over at MMORPG company Daybreak, the studio long ago comfortably nestled under Sony's hierarchy as SOE...

After suggesting it’d save Player Studio, Daybreak has quietly shuttered it for EverQuest instead

Back in March, Daybreak appointed a new Producer for its long-running Player Studio program - that's the system that allowed players to...
This took some work.

The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

One facet of video games that's been around almost since the very beginning is difficulty levels. This allowed the player to choose how hard...

The MOP Up: Prosperous Universe’s economy gets a boost with local markets

The economy obviously is a major component of the upcoming Prosperous Universe -- it's kind of hinted at right there in the name,...
Call the WAAAAAMbulance.

Global Chat: Daybreak is a zombie, walking

What can call an MMO blogger out of retirement? A game studio putting in below the bare minimum of effort in its updates seems...

H1Z1 launches season 4 as Daybreak says it’s ‘not ready to call it quits’ on Z1 Battle Royale

Z1 Battle Royale - the PC game once known as H1Z1 - has had a rough year or two, losing most...

The Survivalist: What ever happened to the smaller survival sandbox MMOs? Part two

Last week we learned what was up with a number of the smaller survival sandbox MMOs. Sadly, some have faded away, but others...
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Daybreak deletes H1Z1 Maui lootbox skin citing cultural representation concerns

While the war over lockboxes rages on in online games, there's another war brewing about the nature of what's in them, as a move...

Daybreak’s Z1 Battle Royale is sunsetting its South American servers, canceling Showdown event

April's been a rough month for fans of Z1 Battle Royale, the PC version of H1Z1. Developer NantG laid off a...
I HAVE COME AFLAME

NantG says it’s handing Z1 Battle Royale back to Daybreak – it’s not sunsetting, but there were layoffs

Yesterday, we broke the news that Z1 Battle Royale looked to be in serious trouble based on developers stating publicly that they'd been...

Rumor: Z1 Battle Royale, H1Z1’s PC version, seems to be in big trouble as devs confirm layoffs

Note: We'll be updating this piece at the end with the latest, and we've also put out a second piece here with NantG's...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...
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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,...

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...

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...

NantG continues negotiations with Daybreak to resurrect H1Z1’s Just Survive

The future of H1Z1's zombie survival component Just Survive has been in limbo for some time now, ever since a joint venture...
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H1Z1 patches in quick fixes for its mammoth Season 3 update on PlayStation 4

Adding a whole lot of stuff to a game in a patch can also break things. It's not intentional, but it's inevitable. H1Z1...
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H1Z1’s third season brings FFA deathmatch, ranked leaderboards to PS4 on February 21st

Although Apex Legends is currently dominating the battle royale scene, genre-progenitor H1Z1 is still looking to keep itself fresh and exciting as...

H1Z1’s PC team makes the game look more old-school than ever before

While it will never be mistaken for the ultra-colorful and cartoony Fortnite, H1Z1 -- sorry, Z1 Battle Royale -- is doing what...
Hooray, everything is meaningless.

H1Z1 adds ranked leaderboards for PlayStation 4 with its season 3 update

Are you tracking your progress as well as you could in H1Z1 on PlayStation 4? Sure, you think you're doing better now, but are you really...

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