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The Real Reason EQ Next Was Cancelled: Daybreak Couldn’t Overcome “Technical Hurdle”

Remember when EverQuest Next was cancelled three years ago? The reasoning given by Daybreak President Russell Shanks was that the company "accomplished incredible feats...

Just Survive, The Original Form Of H1Z1, Shuts Down Its Servers

In its original form, Just Survive was announced as free-to-play, launched into early access with a price tag, split into two games, both announced...

If Everything’s Fine At Daybreak, Why Doesn’t Anyone Want To Talk On The Record?

“Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan.” That quote is often attributed to John F. Kennedy, but there are references to it, or...

Daybreak’s Rumored New EverQuest And PlanetSide Games? We’re Not Buying It

When a company announces layoffs, disgruntled ex-employees usually talk. When there are layoffs combined with all sorts of other questionable behavior by the company,...

Daybreak Re-iterates It Was Never Purchased By Columbus Nova As Layoffs Ensue

This morning, Daybreak Game Company issued a statement regarding its ownership -- a matter of some debate over the past several days -- which...

Daybreak’s Next Game “Based On A Popular World-Class IP” And “Soon To Be Announced”

It seems like we've been tracking what Daybreak Game Company is up to with its next project for years now. Technically, it's only been...

Storybricks CEO Reveals EverQuest Next Design Proposals

Oh, EverQuest Next, will you never cease to torment us? Rodolfo Rosini, CEO of Storybricks, the company tasked with providing much of the AI...

The Subscription Model For MMOs Died Five Years Ago Today

Star Wars: The Old Republic was going to be the game. Officially announced on Oct. 21, 2008 and launched three years later, it was...

The Time Capsule: Looking Back On MMO Predictions From 2010 (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Extra Credits has informed us via Twitter that the above video was actually created on Aug. 4, 2010 and uploaded onto YouTube in...
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Amazon Game Studios Calls On John Smedley To Run San Diego Office

19 months after leaving Daybreak Game Company and just a month after shuttering the doors of his indie startup Pixelmage Games, John Smedley has...

MMOBomb’s Top 10 Free-To-Play Gaming News Stories of 2016

All the memes say 2016 was a lousy year in the real world. In the free-to-play world, things were ... well, sometimes good and...
The Direction of Daybreak: Our Interview With John Smedley and Laura Naviaux 2

Job Posting Hints At Daybreak Working On New F2P Shooter

Despite what happened to EverQuest Next, H1Z1, and Landmark, it seems that Daybreak Game Company hasn't completely given up on the free-to-play market. There's a...

3 Ways Daybreak Could Have Broken The EverQuest Next News Better (And Still Could)

No, I'm still not over it. OK, I think I'm over the news itself. I've accepted that I'll never play EverQuest Next, that it's been...

Dave Georgeson Says He ‘Absolutely’ Would Have Delivered EverQuest Next

Former EQ franchise director Dave Georgeson has -- naturally -- been being questioned by his fans about the recent cancellation of EverQuest Next. The...

Three Things To Take Away From EverQuest Next’s Demise

Friday's announcement that EverQuest Next would never see the light of day sent shockwaves through the gaming industry. Fans, media, and developers all reacted...

EverQuest Next Cancelled Because it “Wasn’t Fun”: Landmark Goes B2P

In what comes as either no surprise at all or as the biggest surprise of 2016 so far (depending on your thoughts for the...

Free-to-Play Retreats As More Games Shift To Up-Front Purchases

Free-to-play gaming, at least on the PC, has taken a beating in the last year. Some games that seemed primed for free-to-play, or were...

Bondage, Bugs, Butterflies, And Beasts: Daybreak’s Video Preview Of H1Z1’s Upcoming Art

The post-apocalyptic world is a scary place, and you never know quite what horrors you'll encounter: swarms of insects, savage animals, a man in...