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PlanetSide Arena – Futuristic battle royale is shutting down next month

[Steam page] Daybreak Game Company, the developer behind games such as DC Universe Online and EverQuest, recently announced that it is shutting down PlanetSide: Arena after just around 3 months since Steam Early Access started on September 20. A scri-fi…

PlanetSide Arena – Steam Early Access begins this September for massive online shooter

[Steam page] In a community letter published today, developers discuss their bold, expansive vision for PlanetSide Arena and, for the first time, reveal a detailed roadmap that includes the game’s Steam Early Access release on September 19 and a multi-platform…

PlanetSide Arena – New video showcases the vehicles and weapons in futuristic battle royale

[Steam page] Daybreak Games continues their “0Inside the Arena” video series with a sneak peak at the weapons and vehicles that will be available to everyone when PlanetSide Arena launches on 29 January for PC. Join Senior Artist Chris Bishop…

PlanetSide Arena – New developer video diary dives into the classes of new battle royale

[Steam page] Daybreak Games today released the second developer video for PlanetSide Arena, the new massive-scale multiplayer sci-fi shooter coming soon to PC. In this week’s “Inside the Arena” dev video series, Lead Game Designer Tony ‘Carto’ Morton introduces players to…

PlanetSide Arena – New sci-fi battle royale announced for January launch

[Steam page] Following weeks of speculations, global publisher and developer Daybreak Games today announced PlanetSide Arena, a new massive-scale multiplayer sci-fi shooter set to release on Steam for Windows PC on January 29, 2019. Featuring a robust class system, combined…

Daybreak Games – H1Z1 developer fires around 70 employees as Christmas is arriving

Following reports that Daybreak Game is working on a battle royale game based on its PlanetSide IP, it was revealed by former CEO John Smedley yesterday that the studio has laid off around “70 employees”. Jobs were made redundant throughout…

PlanetSide Arena – Trademark filed for rumored battle royale game

Daybreak Game has had a really rough few years since separating from Sony. First,  long-time CEO John Smedly left the company, followed by EverQuest Next getting cancelled, and more recently the collapse of the esports league for H1Z1. It seems like…

H1Z1 – Mother of all battle royale games is now Free-to-Play

[Play free now] While PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the battle royale game which has been taking all accolades over the past couple of years, it was indeed H1Z1 which stated the genre.  Developer Daybreak Game Studio could be blamed for not…

H1Z1 – Tencent Games reveals new survival game for China market

As speculated a few days ago, Tencent Games today announced the arrival of H1Z1 in the China market. Tencent will provide developer Daybreak Game Company with support, including connection speed optimization, server expansion, and even share technology on how to…

H1Z1 – Tencent Games teases potential China server of survival MMO

As most of you would have already know, Tencent is the largest and richest games company in China, the world’s biggest gaming market. Apparently, obtaining the domestic publishing rights for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and the development license for 2 mobile games…

PlanetSide 2 – South Korea server is shutting down next month

Launching last year to much fanfare, Daum Games announced it is shutting down PlanetSide 2 in South Korea on 21 July. Reasons for the shutdown include a lack of players, lack of interest for sci-fi online games (it seems only…

PlanetSide 2 – Popular creative director resigns as upheaval continues

[Source] Matthew Higby, Creative Director and the face of PlanetSide 2, announced his resignation from Daybreak Game Company (formerly Sony Online Entertainment). I started following PlanetSide 2 a few years back due to the videos and interviews with him participating,…

Daybreak Game Company – Senior figure departs in round of layoffs

Just a week after Sony Online Entertainment was bought over by Columbus Nova and renamed as Daybreak Game Company, the first wave of layoffs was announced. There is currently no confirmed number of layoffs, but among the casualties include long-time EverQuest…

Daybreak Game Company – SOE no longer exists after being acquired

In a rather sudden piece of breaking news, it was announced that the studio formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment (PlanetSide and EverQuest series) has been purchased by Columbus Nova, an investment management firm. The studio will now be officially known…