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SOE no longer part of Sony; bought out by Columbus Nova

Sony Online Entertainment is no longer part of the Sony brand, having been bought out by investment firm Columbus Nova. It's new name is now Daybreak Game Company.

This is huge news as it means games such as Planetside 2, Everquest and more can now be released on multiple platforms such as console and mobile.

Here's the statement from SOE:

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!

Edited On 02 Feb, 2015

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Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
I guess Sony are feeling the pinch if they are selling off such an asset.
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Danny_936 2 years ago
Why did Sony sell this asset and shouldn't it be renamed now that its owned by another company?
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kidtwist77 2 years ago
As part of this transition, SOE will now become Daybreak Game Company. ;)
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Tomy 2 years ago
I wonder what will happen to H1Z1, all platform maybe?

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