Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is no more, well at least under that name. Sony has sold off the entire division to Columbus Nova, a New York based investment management firm. Effective immediately, the studio will operate under the name Daybreak Game Company.
The announcement appears on every SOE game forum but if you want to check out an example of the post, click here to view the post on the PlanetSide 2 forums.
Daybreak Game Company will be an independent development house and will focus on delivering its current slate of titles while continuing to move forward with games like H1Z1 and Everquest Next. Being independent, Daybreak Game Company will no longer be confined to PC and Playstation products and will be opening up new avenues of development including development for the Xbox One and mobile platforms.
John Smedley, president of Daybreak Game Company said this regarding the transition:
“We are excited to join Columbus Nova’s impressive roster of companies. They have a proven track record in similar and related industries and we are eager to move forward to see how we can push the boundaries of online gaming. We will continue to focus on delivering exceptional games to players around the world, as well as bringing our portfolio to new platforms, fully embracing the multi-platform world in which we all live.”
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