Forum Settings
       
Reply To Thread

SOE Acquired by Columbus Nova, Becomes DayBreak Game CompanyFollow

#1 Feb 02 2015 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
***
2,496 posts
RadarX wrote:
Dear Players, Partners and Friends,

Today, we are pleased to announce that we have been acquired by Columbus Nova, an investment management firm well known for its success with its existing portfolio of technology, media and entertainment focused companies. This means that effective immediately SOE will operate as an independent game development studio where we will continue to focus on creating exceptional online games for players around the world, and now as a multi-platform gaming company. Yes, that means PlayStation and Xbox, mobile and more!

As part of this transition, SOE will now become Daybreak Game Company. This name embodies who we are as an organization, and is a nod to the passion and dedication of our employees and players. It is also representative of our vision to approach each new day as an opportunity to move gaming forward.

So what exactly does this mean for you? It will be business as usual and all SOE games will continue on their current path of development and operation. In fact, we expect to have even more resources available to us as a result of this acquisition. It also means new exciting developments for our existing IP and games as we can now 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.

Thank you for your continued support. See you in game!

The Team at Daybreak


https://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/index.php?threads/sony-online-entertainment-becomes-daybreak-game-company.557231/
#2 Feb 02 2015 at 12:06 PM Rating: Excellent
*******
50,767 posts
RadarX wrote:
As part of this transition, SOE will now become Daybreak Game Company. This name embodies who we are as an organization, and is a nod to the passion and dedication of our employees and players. It is also representative of our vision to approach each new day as an opportunity to move gaming forward.
What new age hippy-dippy nonsense is this? As in a time of day that people would rather sleep through?

Edited, Feb 2nd 2015 1:07pm by lolgaxe
____________________________
George Carlin wrote:
I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
#3 Feb 02 2015 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
***
2,496 posts
The whole thing reeks of a prank, but it's not April 1st. Sony, who has massive gaming and entertainment branches, sells off their online gaming division with 4 major titles in the works? Landmark and H1Z1 are in open early release/Alpha, PS2 for the PS4 is in closed beta, and EQ:N is still in development. They are also cutting their own throat as far as exclusivity on the PS4 and Vita. I'll wait and see, but there has to be something seriously wrong backstage.
#4 Feb 02 2015 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
****
9,526 posts
wow, that's weird. I can't see this working out.

Also I'll second the person saying the new name is stupid. Who plays games at daybreak? The only time that happens is when I've "just one more turned" myself all the way till dawn...
____________________________
lolgaxe wrote:
When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.


#5 Feb 02 2015 at 12:48 PM Rating: Good
Skelly Poker Since 2008
*****
16,779 posts
Iir from my EQ days, one would play until daybreak.

How weird. Smedley is still pres.

____________________________
Alma wrote:
I lost my post
#6 Feb 02 2015 at 1:11 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
Quote:
an investment management firm well known for its success with its existing portfolio of technology, media and entertainment focused companies.
[...]It will be business as usual and all SOE games will continue on their current path of development and operation. In fact, we expect to have even more resources available to us as a result of this acquisition.

Is this a post about Allakhazam.com being bought by Affinity Media and the exciting rebrand to ZAM?
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#7 Feb 02 2015 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
***
2,496 posts
Jophiel wrote:
Quote:
an investment management firm well known for its success with its existing portfolio of technology, media and entertainment focused companies.
[...]It will be business as usual and all SOE games will continue on their current path of development and operation. In fact, we expect to have even more resources available to us as a result of this acquisition.

Is this a post about Allakhazam.com being bought by Affinity Media and the exciting rebrand to ZAM?


I knew the post sounded oddly familiar.
#8 Feb 02 2015 at 2:27 PM Rating: Good
@#%^
*****
15,953 posts
I guess the question is who do you think would **** up H1Z1 the most: SOE or "Random Investment Company".

Based on history, I think "Random Investment Company" is a breath of fresh air.
____________________________
"I have lost my way
But I hear a tale
About a heaven in Alberta
Where they've got all hell for a basement"

Reply To Thread

Colors Smileys Quote OriginalQuote Checked Help

 

Recent Visitors: 18 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (18)