Post by Skyscream on Feb 6, 2015 21:23:15 GMT -8
Yep. SOE no longer technically exists. While I seriously doubt the "new" Daybreak Game Company is likely to bring forth MxO, even if they could (which they might not be able to do due to secretive contract stuff regarding copyright ownership of the game and whatnot), it is within the realm of possibilities.
Of course, Aliens could kidnap me tomorrow which will lead to me eventually becoming Overlord of the Universe through clever political maneuvering in the Universal Court of Kerblinkienpopfizplop.
What? It's within the realm of possibility. Barely ...
Here's what some person who gets paid to write had to say.
Sony, in a surprise announcement Monday, said it has sold off its MMO studio responsible for the massive multiplayer online role-playing game EverQuest and other popular titles.
The New York Investment management firm Columbus Nova acquired Sony Online Entertainment for an undisclosed sum and has renamed it Daybreak Game Company, according to a post on Sony's official forum.
"This name embodies who we are as an organization, and is a nod to the passion and dedication of our employees and players," the post reads. "It is also representative of our vision to approach each new day as an opportunity to move gaming forward."
Effective immediately, the former Sony Online Entertainment will operate as an independent development studio creating online games for multiple platforms, including PlayStation, Xbox, mobile devices, and more.
"It will be business as usual and all SOE games will continue on their current path of development and operation," according to the announcement. "In fact, we expect to have even more resources available to us as a result of this acquisition."
The company also hinted that it would bring some of its PC and PlayStation games to other platforms, promising some "new and exciting developments" for its existing games now that it has the freedom to "fully embrace the multi-platform world we are living in."
"Our games and players are the heart and soul of our organization, and we are committed to maintaining our portfolio of online games and pushing the limits of where we can take online gaming together," the Daybreak team wrote.
In a tweet Monday, Daybreak president John Smedley reiterated the company's multi-platform plans, writing "can't wait to make Xbox One games!"