Sony Online Entertainment News


PlanetSide 2 creative director resigns

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 13, 2015 9:30am PST

The losses aren't over for Daybreak Game Company, as PlanetSide 2 creative director Matt Higby has tendered his resignation.


"My guess, to use the IP's for shitty f2p games and mobile garbage."

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Report: Daybreak Game Company issues layoffs, including EQ Next Director

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 11, 2015 11:55am PST

Casualties have hit the newly-dubbed Daybreak Game Company. One of those is the Director of Development for EverQuest Next and Landmark.


"I'm really curious about the business side of this. 1) Sony sold SOE 1a) It wasn't doing ..."

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H1Z1 update wipes servers, removes multiple characters

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2015 12:25pm PST

There's more incentive to survive in H1Z1 with today's new update, as Daybreak Game Company is now allowing only one character per server.


"dupes are already reported. i am really waiting until the dupe problem is completely fixed. its ..."

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Exploring the underworld in DC Universe Online's Amazon Fury: Part 2 DLC

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2015 12:00pm PST

Shacknews recently had the opportunity to get a first look at the upcoming 13th DLC pack for DC Universe Online. Amazon Fury: Part 2 will introduce new ideas like Elite Raids, debut Big Creature Tech, and continue the story of the Amazon invasion.


Sony Online Entertainment sold, becomes Daybreak Game Company

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 02, 2015 9:50am PST

Sony Online Entertainment has been picked up by investment firm Columbus Nova, a huge surprise given that there was no prior indication that the H1Z1/PlanetSide 2/EverQuest house was even on the market.


"Unaffected. https://twitter.com/j_smedley/status/562352750852177920"

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PSA: PlanetSide 2 for PS4 closed beta begins today

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 20, 2015 11:00am PST

Check your email, because invites for PlanetSide 2's PlayStation 4 closed beta are going out today.


"Looking forward to this one. Part of the reason I purchased a PS4. Hopefully this launch will ..."

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H1Z1 pre-Early Access impressions and producer interview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 13, 2015 12:00pm PST

Shacknews recently had a chance to go hands-on with a pre-Early Access build of H1Z1, while also speaking to producer Steve George about going into Early Access, the game's minimalistic approach, and criticisms about the game's visual style.


"My understanding is that there will be bonuses for the early access people. "

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PlanetSide 2 closed beta hits PS4 January 20

By Josh Hawkins, Jan 07, 2015 11:30am PST

Sony's MMO shooter finally comes to its latest console later this month.


"John Smedley recently flipped out and took control directly of PS2. They're working on more ..."

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PlanetSide 2 gets a snowman invasion for new holiday update

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 17, 2014 3:00pm PST

PlanetSide 2's latest update is set to go live later tonight and it will include new Holiday Directives that have squads hunting for snowmen.


Landmark goes down for 24 hours ahead of massive update

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 17, 2014 1:00pm PST

Sony Online Entertainment is preparing to unleash Landmark's biggest update yet. So it's going to need to go down for 24 hours to get ready.


"I was really interested until I played that Landmark beta... It was really bad in the interface ..."

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DC Universe Online gets Legends PvE today

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 10, 2014 5:30pm PST

DC Universe Online's latest update is finally giving players a chance to play as their favorite heroes and villains in special Legends PvE missions.


H1Z1 shambles onto Steam Early Access on January 15

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 08, 2014 3:33pm PST

Sony Online Entertainment's entry into the zombie surival world begins next month.


"I heard really bad feedback from E3. Perhaps things have changed. "

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PlanetSide 2 for PlayStation 4 closed beta sign-ups begin

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 06, 2014 10:24am PST

The PlanetSide 2 closed beta for PlayStation 4 is fast approaching and sign-ups have begun.


"I'll bet anyone right now that the closed beta isn't out before the year is over. For a game ..."

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DC Universe Online 'War of the Light II' DLC unites all Lanterns today

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 18, 2014 1:15pm PST

DC Universe Online has deployed its 12th DLC pack, bringing all Lantern Corps together for the War of the Light II.


EverQuest 21st expansion hits today while EQ2 10th anniversary continues

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2014 3:00pm PST

EverQuest celebrates a major milestone today with its 21st expansion release, The Darkened Sea. Meanwhile, EverQuest 2 is in the middle of celebrating 10 years with the Heroes Festival, as well as its Altar of Malice expansion.


"I tried to go back once after it went f2p. The game was so vastly different that I didn't know ..."

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