• SOE Goes Independent

    Sony Online Entertainment which has existed since 1995 is no more.

    The former SOE have become a completely independent company, thanks to investment management firm Columbus Nova, which have purchased SOE for an undisclosed sum. With this independence comes the freedom to develop games for multiple platforms, the studio stated: "Yes, that means PlayStation and Xbox, mobile, and more!"

    On top of which, the new name of SOE is the Daybreak Game Company; "This name embodies who we are as an organization, and is a nod to the passion and dedication of our employees and players. It is also representative of our vision to approach each new day as an opportunity to move gaming forward."

    The company reassured the fans that this would not change a thing in terms of future projects. "It will be business as usual and all SOE games will continue on their current path of development and operation.”

  • PS4 Getting Brand New IP, EverQuest Next, And More!


    MMO fans are going to have a blast this year! Sony seems to be placing major importance on MMO titles new and old, most of which will be hitting the PlayStation 4 sooner than later. All this info comes from an In a Ask Me Almost Anything style Q&A session on Reddit which was later summarized by DualShockers.

    Firstly the president of Sony Online Entertainment John Smedly confirmed that the ever popular MMORPG Everquest Next will indeed be making its way to the PS4. As to when it will arrive exactly he admitted that they are “taking time to do this right” basically meaning we have to wait a bit on that.

    He went on to say that Planetside 2 will be arriving on the PS4 by the first half of 2014 and that fans should be happy to know that SOE has “lots of plans” for implementing new continents. But most intriguing of all is the fact that Smedley teased an completely new project.

    "SWG PLAYERS – OUR NEXT GAME (not announced yet) IS DEDICATED TO YOU. Once we launch it… you can come home now."

    He wasn’t just being all cryptic as he continued on to explain that this indeed will be a "completely new IP" and that the data was hiding somewhere online right now and I quote him "Someone just has to find it,".

    I guess it is sort of an Easter egg for MMO and Sony fans to go forth and try to find out what he is actually talking about. If I find out first, I will make sure to let you guys know right here so keep an eye out!

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