Sony Online Entertainment News


H1Z1 stream goes over crafting, day and night cycles, and combat

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 21, 2014 12:00pm PDT

H1N1 is Sony Online Entertainment's ambitious zombie-themed MMO. Game designer Jimmy Whisenhunt and technical director Tom Schenck appeared on the game's Twitch channel to walk players through its crafting, day and night cycles, and combat.


"What is the unique selling point for H1Z1? It looks like Dayz with crafting, is it more to it?"

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H1Z1 will let players vote on custom servers

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 17, 2014 9:45pm PDT

SOE is going to add a little more to H1Z1 than its normal game modes. Players will also be able to vote on specialized custom player servers that will introduce different rulesets and a variety of different themes.


"Can't wait to play this with low-grav instagib over and over"

- al9000 see all 3 comments

H1Z1 promises 'persistent' zombie-infected worlds

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 09, 2014 5:30pm PDT

Set fifteen years after a deadly virus outbreak, the free-to-play online game will take place in SOE's vision of America--starting with an "anywhere" town in Middle America. "We want you to be able to form roving gangs that are headquartered out of an abandoned warehouse tha...


"I kinda like the name actually. Deriving its name from the H1N1 Flu virus is kinda cool."

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H1Z1 is a zombie MMO from Sony Online Entertainment

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 09, 2014 12:45pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment will reveal a new MMO tonight. Called H1Z1, the game will allow players "to take on the role of an apocalypse survivor who is in a world that is filled with zombies."


"yesssssssssssss how did I not hear about this... and its almost playable. Seems like it might be ..."

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Landmark adds Player Studio this month

By Steve Watts, Apr 02, 2014 10:30am PDT

Landmark, the EverQuest Next creation suite, will become compatible with Player Studio sometime this month. That will allow you to use the simple creation tools and sell your items on the marketplace for real revenue.


EverQuest Next Landmark is now just 'Landmark'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 27, 2014 8:00am PDT

Today, you'll be able to jump into Sony Online Entertainment's creation tool--but it'll be with a different name. EQN Landmark is now simply "Landmark."


"Take the plunge, I think you will enjoy it by the sounds of it. I have heard nothing but good ..."

- zedkhov see all 3 comments

PlanetSide 2 update video reveals new Valkyrie vehicle

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 24, 2014 3:30pm PDT

PlanetSide 2 creative director Matt Higby took to YouTube to offer a look at the upcoming future of the MMOFPS, while also revealing a first look at the upcoming Valkyrie vehicle set to debut this summer.


"This spam post is actually more useful than anything Planetside 2 related. "

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PlanetSide 2 content creators talk about making money through the FPSMMO

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2014 3:15pm PDT

Some PlanetSide 2 players are making thousands of dollars off of SOE's MMOFPS. How? By uploading content to the Player Studio. A new video talks to some creators who have found success.


"i hate customizing that level of detail in games like these so i usually just turn everything to ..."

- dantastic see all 5 comments

EverQuest Next Landmark closed beta begins next week

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 8:00am PDT

Everquest Next Landmark, the building tools that tie-in with the upcoming MMO, will progress from its current alpha state and launch in closed beta next week.


DC Universe Online 'Amazon Fury' DLC coming in spring

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 6:30am PDT

DC Universe Online is getting a three-part DLC story titled Amazon Fury, featuring new instances and gear based around Wonder Woman's fight with her famous mother.


EverQuest Next confirmed for PS4 with social features

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 11, 2014 1:00pm PDT

EverQuest Next will indeed be coming to PS4 and utilize the platform's various 'Share' features, while EverQuest Next Landmark is set to receive some new additions in the near future.


"This is the last MMO I'm going to pay attention to for quite some time. MMOs have never been ..."

- NeoSmeers see all 4 comments

PlanetSide 2 deploys Amerish update

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 21, 2014 1:30pm PST

PlanetSide 2's Amerish update has gone live, a few days later than originally estimated. It feature repositioned outposts, optimized performance, and some new base layouts.


"Yeah I'm really enjoying the changes to the continent so far. "

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PlanetSide 2's Amerish continent and mission system updates detailed

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 15, 2014 11:00am PST

PlanetSide 2 has some major content updates planned for the next two weeks, including the upcoming Amerish update and the updated mission system. Creative director Matt Higby shared some details on what to expect in a phone call with Shacknews.


"Fortunately they are at least listening and although they are partially going to implement this ..."

- Wombat Woo see all 9 comments

PlanetSide 2 creative director talks 2014 and answers Chatty questions

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2014 12:30pm PST

PlanetSide 2 is poised to have a huge 2014, so Shacknews got in touch with creative director Matt Higby to discuss the developer's approach to fan feedback, the upcoming PS4 version, and take questions from the Chatty community.


"AmbientOSX from the article not only designs great camos but is also the leader of the Terran ..."

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EverQuest Next Landmark alpha launches today, and we've played it

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 31, 2014 10:30am PST

EverQuest Next Landmark shows limitless potential for truly creative minds, thanks to a fully destructible world and a simple-to-use interface that's akin to learning how to use Adobe Photoshop for the first time. Shacknews recently got a chance to go hands-on with the new a...


"Is this coming to PS4 as well at some point? Or OS X? Please? :( "

- mittense see all 19 comments