Smedley Doesn’t Like Microtransactions, “Hated Defending” Them

Smedley Doesn’t Like Microtransactions, “Hated Defending” Them

Now that he’s not bound by a PR department and can say what he wants, former SOE/Daybreak and current Pixelmage Games CEO John Smedley can…

We Know What John Smedley’s Been Up To

We Know What John Smedley’s Been Up To

The mystery has finally been solved; we finally know what John Smedley — best known for his work with free-to-play games like EverQuest and H1Z1…

John Smedley Steps Down As Daybreak CEO, Will Take Hiatus Before Returning In New Role

John Smedley Steps Down As Daybreak CEO, Will Take Hiatus Before Returning In New Role

I’m not normally in the habit of writing news articles an hour before midnight, but this one seems significant enough to break that trend. VentureBeat…

John Smedley’s Twitter and Reddit Accounts Deleted (UPDATED With Smed’s Farewell)

John Smedley’s Twitter and Reddit Accounts Deleted (UPDATED With Smed’s Farewell)

If you’ve enjoyed Daybreak Game Company President John Smedley’s social media accounts for its game updates, industry insights, and the occasional rant… well, you’re out…

Smedley Opens Up About H1Z1’s Future

Smedley Opens Up About H1Z1’s Future

Daybreak Game Company President John Smedley has gone back to Reddit for a long post on what he envisions for the future of H1Z1. The…

John Smedley Wants H1Z1 Cheaters To Apologize On YouTube

John Smedley Wants H1Z1 Cheaters To Apologize On YouTube

You have to admit, Daybreak Game Company President John Smedley does like to do things differently from time to time. The fight against cheaters and…

Smedley Talks About PlanetSide 2, v2.0

Smedley Talks About PlanetSide 2, v2.0

John Smedley’s got a lot to say about PlanetSide 2’s future, and he expounded on all the major points on a Reddit post Thursday afternoon….

Going From Sony To Daybreak Is A “Fresh Start,” Says Smedley

Going From Sony To Daybreak Is A “Fresh Start,” Says Smedley

Daybreak Game Company’s chief executives, President John Smedley and Senior VP of Global Sales and Marketing Laura Naviaux chatted with GamesIndustry earlier this week as…

Did Sony Sell SOE Because It Wasn’t “Mobile” Enough?

Did Sony Sell SOE Because It Wasn’t “Mobile” Enough?

That seems to be the conclusion reached by industry analyst Michael Pachter, who’s quoted as saying “Unfortunately, free-to-play is growing most rapidly on phones and…

H1Z1 Goes Into Early Access January 15

H1Z1 Goes Into Early Access January 15

True to his word, Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley today spilled the beans on H1Z1’s early access date and other sundry details. He did…

H1Z1 Early Access Announcement Coming Monday

H1Z1 Early Access Announcement Coming Monday

The headline pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? John Smedley gave us all the scoop Saturday morning via Twitter: H1Z1 Early Access date is…

Smed Dishes On H1Z1 Monetization

Smed Dishes On H1Z1 Monetization

Reddit regular John Smedley laid out a six-pronged approach to monetization for SOE’s upcoming F2P zombie survival MMO. The list is not exhaustive and Smed…

Going Viral: SOE Announces Zombie-Survival Game H1Z1 (Updated w/Monetization Talk)

Going Viral: SOE Announces Zombie-Survival Game H1Z1 (Updated w/Monetization Talk)

It had been hinted at for some time that Sony Online Entertainment was working on… something sandbox-flavored. Today, we finally got confirmation and some juicy,…