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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…

H1Z1 – Sony begins Early Access for sandbox zombie survival MMO

[Steam page] Sony Online Entertainment, developer of games such as the Everquest series and PlanetSide 2, announced the beginning of Early Access for its zombie survival MMO, H1Z1. Running on an in-house game engine, the studio is touting “a total sandbox…

DC Universe Online – SEA server gets DLC packs and membership system

[Game website] Asiasoft announced recently that DC Universe Online downloadable content packs and membership are now available for Southeast Asia players. With these, players will get to enjoy more game features and embark on exciting adventures with their favourite DC Universe…

Sony Online Entertainment– Europe accounts moving home

[Source] According to an official post in the Sony Online Entertainment forum, accounts from PlanetSide 2, DC Universe Online and EverQuest II under ProSiebenSat1 will be moved back in the near future. This announcement signals the end of the relationship with ProSiebenSat1…

Sony Online Entertainment – 4 games closing as new game teased

With EverQuest Next Landmark and EverQuest Next (below) on the horizon, SOE is clearing house for some breathing space. The 4 games which will be shutting down are Star Wars: Clone Adventures and Free Realms (31st March), while Vanguard and…

Sony Online Entertainment – 1 cheaper sub fee to play them all

[Source] While yet to be official, SOE’s president, Mr John Smedley, has confirmed on Reddit that all SOE players will now pay a cheaper single subscription fee to play all the company’s games. While most of the SOE’s games are…

EverQuest Next Landmark – New trailer explains what is the game about

[Game website] After speaking to some of my gaming friends recently, most over them have heard or read about EverQuest Next, but some did not even know about Landmark. And lo and behold, a new introduction trailer was revealed by…

Everquest Next Landmark – SOE reveals Founder’s Pack prices

[Purchase here] Due this Winter, Sony has announced the Founder’s Pack prices for Landmark, sort of a side game (but a full game itself, you get what I mean) linked to the upcoming full MMORPG, Everquest Next. The most expensive…

Daum Communications – Rising games company reveals G-Star lineup

Or simply known as Daum, the rising games company has just held its media conference on its first major appearance at the annual G-Star event. While Black Desert is set to be the main title of interest, Daum also revealed…

DC Universe Online – SEA server primed for launch later this year

[Game website] Announced earlier, publisher Asiasoft is preparing to launch DC Universe Online soon for the SEA region this Q4, with a teaser website now up. The company still has Phantasy Star Online 2 and Cabal II waiting in the…

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes – Major game updates being planned

I am really surprised Sony Online Entertainment has yet to give up on Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and I can only presume the game still has a pretty healthy community for the studio to pursue further development. As mentioned in…

EverQuest Next – SOE executive confirms cross-region play via Twitter

[Game website] John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment, confirmed a few hours ago that all players from Europe and UK will be playing on the same SOE server for EverQuest Next. Basically, it seems that the servers located in…

EverQuest Next – A sneak peek into the development studio

[Game website] Revealed to the world just a few days ago, EverQuest Next has really gotten global coverage, including the China, Korea and Japan websites I frequent. Now, take a sneak peek into the development studio, where the team’s area…