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SOE goes multi-format following sale by Sony

Sony Online Entertainment is no more – the company has new owners and a new name. Columbus Nova has acquired the H1Z1, DC Universe Online and Planetside 2 developer from Sony. It will now go under the name Daybreak Game Company and has already stated that it intends to go …

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H1Z1 refunds offered following ‘pay-to-win’ accusations and stumbling servers

It’s not been a smooth ride for Sony Online Entertainment’s online zombie title H1Z1. The game arrived on Steam Early Access for 14.99 last week but has been beset by server problems, including the inability to login and difficulty locating active servers. Once in the game issues such as no …

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PS4 players spend more on DC Universe Online than PC counterparts

Can F2P be as successful on consoles as it has on smartphones? There’s every chance, Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has argued. The exec told Gamasutra that the PS4 version of free-to-play MMO DC Universe Online has been monetising amazingly well” and is making between 3-3.5 times as much …

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Planetside 2 PS4 beta misses 2014 target window, now scheduled for this month

Sony Online Entertainment has announced the Planetside 2 beta is now expected out by the middle of this month on PlayStation 4, confirming the early release will miss its previously scheduled 2014 target window. GameSpot reports on the delay and newly-specified release target of mid-January 2015 for Planetside 2’s PS4 …

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H1Z1 heading to Steam Early Access in January

Sony Online Entertainment’s upcoming free-to-play zombie survival game H1Z1 will launch as a Steam Early Access title next month. In a post on Reddit, SOE president John Smedley confirmed the game’s public pre-release will arrive January 15th for Windows. He also touched on expectations for the Early Access edition. "What …

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Twitter bomb threat takes down SOE boss’ flight amidst spate of DDoS attacks

A bomb threat sent from a Twitter account linked to a DDoS attack on PSN forced a diversion to a flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. Polygon reports that said hacker group had earlier that day the same account claimed responsibility for taking down Sony’s PlayStation Network, as …

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Sony Online Entertainment unveils MMO H1Z1

Sony Online Entertainment is readying post-apocalyptic MMO H1Z1 for release, president John Smedley has revealed. Smedley demonstrated what looks to be SOE’s answer to DayZ on Game Talk Live, adding later on Twitter that the game would be fully playable soon.” "H1Z1 is an MMO that allows players to take …

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SOE is closing four MMOs, including Free Realms

Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed the planned closure of four of its massively multiplayer online titles. Kotaku reports that Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Wizardry Online all face the chop so the company can focus its resources elsewhere. Free Realms, once a poster …

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