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Daybreak breaks up with the Wandering Monster studio trademark

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Sorry, brain-hungry zombies, it's not going to work out. Just know that it's not you; it's Daybreak Game Company. Last year we noted that Daybreak...

EG7 Q1 2021 financials: The Daybreak MMOs are headed to the 4Game platform

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The buyout of Daybreak by Swedish games company Enad Global 7 was one of the biggest MMO stories of 2020, and it's remained a...

EG7 addresses the Daybreak buyout, says EG7 is ‘evaluating’ H1Z1 and Just Survive

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As promised, Enad Global 7 has released a community update specifically to address the future of games under Daybreak - something lots of folks...
oh nooooo

Former Daybreak and H1Z1 vets Anthony Castoro and Jace Hall raise $9M for a ‘genre-defining metaverse’

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The last time we heard the name Jace Hall, it was just about two years ago, when the version of H1Z1 esports he was...

Daybreak’s Z1 Battle Royale is enjoying another renaissance

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Remember last year when Z1 Battle Royale -- the retitled version of H1Z1 that Daybreak still appears to operate -- saw an astonishing increase...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2021?

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Yep, it's that time of year again: We've been doing this recap for the last several years, although this one is going to be...

Console LOTRO and DCUO’s huge playerbase: Everything we just learned about Daybreak thanks to EG7

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MMO twitter has been ablaze since yesterday's announcement that Daybreak is being bought up in its entirety by Swedish games company Enad Global 7,...

Daybreak has been sold – again – this time to EG7 Global for $300M

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Who had this on the end-of-the-year bingo card? Apparently, Daybreak has been bought out - again. The company holding the hot potato this round is...

H1Z1 kicks off Season 9 on PS4 with new rewards and minor vehicle spawn changes

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Apparently, there's been an update for H1Z1 on the PlayStation 4. Don't get too excited, though; it's mostly the launch of the game's next...

Wandering Monster Games Twitter account suddenly surfaces with cryptic Just Survive hints, possibly from Daybreak

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Back in July of 2019, Daybreak Games filed a number of curious trademarks that seemed to suggest that the MMO studios under its umbrella...

Daybreak has acquired Cold Iron Studios and its Alien MMOFPS [Updated]

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We've updated the end of this post with the confirmation and press release; we've left the original reporting intact. For the last year, it seems...

The Game Archaeologist: Clone Wars Adventures, the Star Wars MMO everyone kinda forgot

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Whenever the topic -- the argument -- of Star Wars MMOs arises, the debate is usually between the merits of the sandboxy Star Wars...

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

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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 H1Z1 players,...

Massively Overthinking: Deleting pieces of MMOs to save them

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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

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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

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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 it...
Trash pandas.

Daybreak has apparently closed its Z1 Battle Royale test server

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

Perfect Ten: MMOs that were ahead of their time

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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

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

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

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

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