Sony Online Entertainment is no longer a Sony company. Investment firm Columbus Nova has purchased the MMO division of Sony’s videogame empire. Their new name is the Daybreak Game Company. Columbus Nova is a tech management firm that’s best known in gaming for, well, nothing – but you should probably know them. They bought Harmonix from Viacom in 2010. According to the newly acquired Daybreak personnel, their budding independence allows them to branch out to other platforms.
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!
Don’t worry if “Daybreak Game Company” sounds like a moniker more fit for any number of mobile game studios that had a Super Bowl ad air yesterday. I’m sure their performance on H1Z1 so far is an outlier.