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Sony Online Entertainment Sold Off, Will Now Make Games For Xbox As Well


Sony have sold their online games division, Sony Online Entertainment, to an investment firm named Columbus Nova. The developer has been renamed “Daybreak Game Company” and will now bring its games to a wider range of platforms, including Xbox and mobile.


Sony Online Entertainment is best known as the developer of EverQuest. Under Columbus Nova, SOE—now Daybreak—will continue work on EverQuest, H1Z1, and other projects that were already in progress, according to a post on the SOE forums.


“In fact, we expect to have even more resources available to us as a result of this acquisition,” the company says in its forum post. “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.”

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.