Sony Online Entertainment Goes Solo, Now Also Makes Xbox Games!
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
In a move that come completely unexpected, the development studio Sony Online Entertainment have gone solo! The company is now known as Daybreak Game Company and have cut their loyalty with Sony. The studio will have had an exclusive deal with Sony at some point, pretty obvious given their name, but now they’ll push forward and develop for multiple formats, including Xbox.
Daybreak have stated they’ll still support all current Sony and PlayStation games, even going as far as saying they’ll have more staff working on them to make them even better! Their full statement is below.
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
An interesting move, especially given that they’ve been exclusive to Sony so long. I’m sure the reasons for their move will make themselves more apparent in the coming months.