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SOE’s Smedley launches new studio, Kickstarter for RPG Hero’s Song

The former boss of Sony Online Entertainment has announced the formation of a new studio and launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for an RPG. The studio, which is based in California, is called Pixelmage Games. Its first title, should it be funded, is pixel art RPG Hero’s Song. It’s looking …

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Everquest designer forms indie studio Stonethunder Games

Everquest franchise designer Ryan Barker has moved on from the game he spent the past fifteen years working on to found his own studio, Stonethunder Games. Games Industryreports Barker formed the studio earlier this year, likely spurred by Sony’s sale of Everquest developer Sony Online Entertainment – which has since …

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Daybreak Games creative director Jens Andersen joins executive team

H1Z1 developer Daybreak Games has promoted creative director Jens Andersen to a new executive role. Games Industryreports Andersen will now oversee the creative direction on all of Daybreak’s titles, including a currently unannounced project. "Jens has been the driving vision behind DC Universe Online as its Senior Creative Director, and …

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Smedley leaves Daybreak for good

John Smedley has left the studio formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment. It was announced last month that the executive had stepped down from his role of CEO, with the plan apparently being for him to take some time off before transitioning to a different role” within the company. However, …

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Smedley steps down as Daybreak Games president

The company formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment is getting a new boss. VentureBeat reports that John Smedley is leaving his position at the H1Z1 and Everquest developer, with current COO Russell Shanks to take on the role. It appears that he intends to stay with the company. I can …

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Creative director of PlanetSide 2 resigns

The creative director behind sci-fi MMO PlanetSide 2 has resigned. Taking toReddit, Matthew Higby said after four years on the project it was time for a change, and that Friday would be his last day at the studio. Sony Online Entertainment was recentlysold off to Columbus Novaand renamed to the …

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Layoffs hit Daybreak Game Company (formerly known as SOE)

Rebranded developer Daybreak Game Company has cjob losses at its San Diego and Austin studios. It was announced last week that Daybreak was the new name for Sony Online Entertainment, following its acquisition by Columbus Nova. To better position our newly independent studio for future growth opportunities and to deliver …

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