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Breaking Down The Daybreak Breakdown

💣 Feature | Breaking Down The Daybreak Breakdown

I've been wondering for a while just how Sony Online Entertainment is doing, from a financial standpoint.

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
Rough Waters Ahead: Only 6.21% Of F2P MMOers Stay After The First Year

Rough Waters Ahead: Only 6.21% Of F2P MMOers Stay After The First Year

A new report today from SuperData puts numbers to something we always knew: that MMO populations decline significantly after the initial rush right after launch.

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
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...

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
SOE Acquired By Columbus Nova

SOE Acquired By Columbus Nova

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is no more, well at least under that name.

By Michael Byrne - 7 years ago
PlanetSide 2 Kicks Off PlayStation 4 Closed Beta

PlanetSide 2 Kicks Off PlayStation 4 Closed Beta

PS2 on PS4 is now officially official!...

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
Dave Georgeson Talks About The Origins And Future Of Landmark And EverQuest Next

Dave Georgeson Talks About The Origins And Future Of Landmark And EverQuest Next

Director of Development Dave Georgeson spoke to VentureBeat this week about the genesis of Landmark and how it sprang from a desire to include players in the development process for EverQuest Next. Landmark started as an id...

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
PlanetSide 2 PS4 Closed Beta Strikes Jan. 20

PlanetSide 2 PS4 Closed Beta Strikes Jan. 20

It's been delayed a few times -- what MMO isn't?...

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
PlanetSide 2 Rings In The Holidays With Automated Turrets And Wieldable Knives

PlanetSide 2 Rings In The Holidays With Automated Turrets And Wieldable Knives

If Santa's planning to make any visits to PlanetSide 2's engineers, he'd better watch out for turrets upon plopping down from out of the chimney. Today's PS2 update adds the Spitfire Turret to every engineer's arsenal, lett...

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
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.

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
H1Z1 Early Access Announcement Coming Monday

H1Z1 Early Access Announcement Coming Monday

The headline pretty much says it all, doesn't it?...

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
Finally! Green Arrow Added To DCUO Legends PvP

Finally! Green Arrow Added To DCUO Legends PvP

Fans of Oliver Queen finally have something to smile about in DCUO as the Green Arrow is introduced to the Legends PvP mode.

By Michael Byrne - 7 years ago
How Is Your Favorite SOE Game Celebrating? Full Halloween Line-Up

How Is Your Favorite SOE Game Celebrating? Full Halloween Line-Up

How is your favorite SOE title celebrating this spooky time of year?...

By Michael Byrne - 7 years ago
SOE Shows How It Squashes PlanetSide 2 Bugs

SOE Shows How It Squashes PlanetSide 2 Bugs

We all hate bugs.

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
Landmark Combat Trailer Shows Off PvP Arenas

Landmark Combat Trailer Shows Off PvP Arenas

SOE's got a new trailer video showcasing Landmark's just-implemented combat features, focusing on player-built PvP arena mayhem!...

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
Let's Get Dangerous: Landmark Gets Lethal With New Patch

Let's Get Dangerous: Landmark Gets Lethal With New Patch

The world of Landmark just got a whole lot more dangerous. The Combat patch went up late last night, and added death, weapons, armor, PvP, monsters, and more to SOE's sandbox builder.

By Michael Dunaway - 7 years ago
SOE Live 2014: PS2 Heads To PS4 And Other News

💣 Feature | SOE Live 2014: PS2 Heads To PS4 And Other News

The last time I went to SOE Live/Fan Faire, in 2011, PlanetSide 2 was all the hotness.

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
SOE Live 2014: The Content of EverQuest Next

💣 Feature | SOE Live 2014: The Content of EverQuest Next

Cool classes and flashy combat only get you so far.

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
SOE Live 2014: The Classes of EverQuest Next

💣 Feature | SOE Live 2014: The Classes of EverQuest Next

After a year of mostly silence, SOE finally opened up about EverQuest Next, and it looks and sounds better than ever.

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
SOE Live 2014: H1Z1's Not In Early Access Yet, And Here's Why

💣 Feature | SOE Live 2014: H1Z1's Not In Early Access Yet, And Here's Why

SOE's got three games in the works right now (that we know of, at least).

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
SOE Live 2014: Landmark Gets Dangerous

💣 Feature | SOE Live 2014: Landmark Gets Dangerous

"Landmark started out as a way to build Norrath together with fans", Director of Development Dave Georgeson told fans during the Landmark keynote speech Friday morning at SOE Live 2014.

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
Harrassin' on Hossin: PlanetSide 2 Gets New Continent

Harrassin' on Hossin: PlanetSide 2 Gets New Continent

After lots of teases and loads of "behind the scenes" talk and video -- the above trailer came out last August -- PlanetSide 2 finally has a new continent. The swamp continent of Hossin went live this morning, along with a ...

By Michael Dunaway - 8 years ago
SOE and ProSiebenSat1 Part Ways, EU Accounts scheduled to be transferred back

SOE and ProSiebenSat1 Part Ways, EU Accounts scheduled to be transferred back

Sony Online Entertainment will soon be running the show alone for many of its games in Europe. As revealed today on the official SOE forums, SOE will migrate its EU game accounts for PlanetSide 2, DC Universe Online, and Ev...

By Michael Dunaway - 8 years ago
It's Waterson vs. Mattherson in the PlanetSide 2 ServerSmash Naming Battle

It's Waterson vs. Mattherson in the PlanetSide 2 ServerSmash Naming Battle

Two servers enter.

By Michael Dunaway - 8 years ago
E3 2014: Sony Commits To F2P For PS4

E3 2014: Sony Commits To F2P For PS4

“We're committed to making PlayStation the best destination for free-to-play games.” Those were the bold words spoken by Sony Computer Entertainment America President and CEO Shawn Layden during Sony's presentation at E...

By Michael Dunaway - 8 years ago
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.

By Michael Dunaway - 8 years ago
SOE's All-Access Subscription Service Goes Into Effect April 23

SOE's All-Access Subscription Service Goes Into Effect April 23

SOE went back and forth a bit when their initial plan for subscriptions met with some fan resistance.

By Michael Dunaway - 8 years ago
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...

By Michael Dunaway - 8 years ago
Dragons Ho! Our EQ2: Tears of Veeshan Preview

💣 Feature | Dragons Ho! Our EQ2: Tears of Veeshan Preview

While everyone's ooh-ing and aah-ing over the next big thing in MMOs – whether that be EverQuest Next, The Elder Scrolls Online, WildStar, or something else – it's not hard to overlook a game that's been chugging along and pro...

By Michael Dunaway - 8 years ago
New SOE video goes behind the scenes of EverQuest II's 10th expansion Tears of Veeshan

New SOE video goes behind the scenes of EverQuest II's 10th expansion Tears of Veeshan

EverQuest II's 10th expansion, Tears of Veeshan, introduces a new character class, the channeler, nine-new dungeons, more AA options, new, more flexible itemization, and a lot more.

By Michael Dunaway - 8 years ago
Allods Online To Introduce Subscription Server

Allods Online To Introduce Subscription Server

It's no surprise to see a subscription game go free-to-play.

By Michael Dunaway - 8 years ago
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