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PlanetSide 2 Dev SOE Is Now Daybreak Game Company

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) will now be known as Daybreak Game Company after being acquired from Sony by investment management firm, Columbus Nova. SOE is the studio responsible for games including EverQuest, PlanetSide 2, and the early access zombie survival game, H1Z1. The company notes that the acquisition will not disrupt any of its current games, but will allow them to pursue multi-platform projects.

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Feature: "Trench warfare with lasers"

After Action Report: PlanetSide 2’s World Record Attempt

I'm being flown westwards in a Galaxy dropship transport along with the 11 other players in bravo squad. A couple of dozen friendly fighter planes pass below us, heading north east, moving to support another battle elsewhere. Red tracers begin to fill my screen as we take fire from enemy flak positions supporting a battle in the north. Veering left, our pilot moves to approach…

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Zombie A Go-Go! H1Z1 Launches Into Early Access

Let's get all this out the way first: yes, this post is about paying to access a beta of a DayZ 'em up that will be free-to-play when it properly launches. This may not appeal to you; that's fine. For the curious, let's continue. Sony Online Entertainment yesterday launched their open-world zombie apocalypse survival multiplayer game H1Z1. SOE are bigger and have more resources than…

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PlanetSide 2 Aims To Break Record For Most FPS Players

It's all full now. Go home. Go break your own record. Or start planning your attempt to break this one. "Dedication's what you need if you wanna be a record breaker," goes an old song. But ugh dedication is such an effort! Trying is a real hassle! No thank you. No, what you need is to find someone dedicated to organisation, then ride their coattails…

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Feature: Two Years Of Planetside 2

Two Year Talk: Interviewing Planetside 2’s Creative Director

Planetside 2 is two years old today and still going strong. It's a Planniversary, if you will. Ahem. I've written a bunch about my time with the game, including this. Yes, I like it a lot. One person who has been at the forefront of that long campaign of making me like something for two whole years, and who was also implicated in the complex…

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Wonkyvision: H1Z1’s E3 Trailer Is Honestly Rubbish

We expect E3 trailers to be showy, bombastic, and entirely unlike the actual game they're advertising--that's how it works. So I have no idea what Sony Online Entertainment think they're playing at with their H1Z1 E3 trailer. It's clearly little more than lightly-edited snippets of gameplay from an early development build of their free-to-play open-world zombie 'em up, janky animations and all, with some text…

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Contintental Gift: PlanetSide 2 Roadmap Updated

It's the greatest tragedy of our capitalist system that our economy can't yet support a world in which I just sit around all day and play PlanetSide 2. Instead I need to live with the guilt of never playing it enough, and assuage that guilt by writing about it coming updates. The game's public roadmap was just updated to outline the next six months of…

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But Can I Craft A Mine? Everquest Next – Landmark

Talking to the monsters just isn't enough any more, things must be more complex. Gamers the world over cry-out for not only deeper interaction with their digital worlds but the ability to terraform them as well. Thus when earlier this month Sony Online Entertainment shocked the world by revealing Everquest Next might actually be relevant to the wider gaming community, its world-building utility Landmark was…

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Cast Your Eye Buffs On EverQuest Next

Until very recently, if I'd walked up to someone and asked them if they were excited about the new EverQuest game, any positive response would have seen the authorities rush in. The Pod Person would then be gassed and caged, the area evacuated and nuked, and humanity would feel just a little bit more vulnerable. Even now, when I look in the mirror and someone…

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Feature: The next big thing

First Look: Everquest Next

Yesterday, Sony Online Entertainment significantly altered my entire outlook on the next twelve months of gaming. When I sat down, along with a small gathering of journalists invited to see the reveal of Everquest Next, I wasn’t expecting to have my line of thinking about MMORPGs to fundamentally shift, but that’s precisely what happened. From being a game in a genre that I have only…

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Forging Worlds: Everquest Next – Landmark

Along with the first full reveal of the hugely exciting Everquest Next, Sonly Online Entertainment announced another title, Everquest Landmark. Quite how they've kept its existence a secret I don't know. If I'd been working on it, self-trumpet blower that I am, I'd have been shouting about it from the rooftops. To be released later this year, preceding Next, it's a construction and exploration game…

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Free For All: Aion And Everquest

I'm starting to view the paid-for period of an MMO's life as the pre-pubescent stage: the inevitability of growth into F2P is starting to look like it's in the DNA. Both Everquest and Aion are noticing other MMOs, worrying about their acne and taking an interest in clothes. Aion in particular is experiencing a growth spurt, finally readying version 3.0 for everyone to play.

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Three-Way: PlanetSide 2 Footage

Probably the most sizable amount of PlanetSide 2 footage appears in the video below, intercut with team members explaining why the game is going to be so brills. But I suspect they may be biased. However, if it can be more PlanetSide, spruced up, and with a larger player-base, then yes, there's a good chance it will be. You can also see the design aesthetics…

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KAPOW! DC Universe Revenue Up 700%

Just in case there were any doubt left that the owners of Lego Universe were completely bonkers to just close down their subscription game without trying a free-to-play model, DC Universe is reporting a slight increase in revenue since they made the switch. The small matter of an extra 700% per day. Eurogamer spotted that the very enthusiastic Sony Online Entertainment president, John Smedley, tweeted…

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“Metropolis Of Super-people”

After the jump is the Gametrailers interview slot with DC Universe creative lead Jens Andersen. It's interesting to see just how like City Of Heroes the game appears, not least with its origins and character designs. Nevertheless the real proof will be in the pummelling, as DC Universe boasts that it is an "action" MMO, with real skill required. I'll be genuinely interesting to see…

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