More stories on: SOE

Daybreak (formerly SOE) wasted no time in laying people off

When your studio is purchased by a self-styled “investment management” firm, there’s always a pretty strong chance the acquisition will be followed by some slashing and burning.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Feb 2015 | Comments Off

SOE has been sold and becomes Daybreak Game Company

An investment management firm has stepped in and acquired Sony Online Entertainment (SOE,) creating a new independent studio.

By Paul Younger | 2 Feb 2015 | 1

H1Z1 now available on Early Access, after successive delays [Updated]

The planned 15 January Early Access release for H1Z1 ended up slipping into 16 January in a few timezones, but the title is now available to buy (and, more importantly, play) through Steam.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Jan 2015 | 6

H1Z1 video chats about vehicles

Ahead of H1Z1’s Early Access release date of 15 January, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has put up another developer chat video: this time about vehicles.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Jan 2015 | Comments Off

H1Z1’s Early Access launch date will be confirmed on Monday

Last time John Smedley was talking about H1Z1‘s Early Access Steam launch, it was to say that the game was nearly there.

By Peter Parrish | 6 Dec 2014 | 1

H1Z1 nearing Early Access release, John Smedley says

I couldn’t remember the last time we’d mentioned H1Z1 at IncGamers, so I looked it up; it was mid-August this year.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Nov 2014 | Comments Off

SOE’s John Smedley’s plane diverted after DDoS hacker bomb threat

The DDoS attacks continued today and there was some rather alarming news concerning a flight carrying SOE president John Smedley.

By Paul Younger | 25 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #161

This week on the IncGamers Podcast, YOU get a Nexus 7 and YOU get a Nexus 7 and … oh, sorry, you weren’t at the Ubisoft Paris preview event for Watch Dogs, so you don’t get one.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

SOE’s zombie survival MMO H1Z1 details – Will be free to play

This evening SOE’s John Smedley revealed their new MMO H1Z1 which is a survival zombie apocalypse game.

By Paul Younger | 10 Apr 2014 | 3

SOE’s John Smedley confirms new MMO is not Star Wars – Obviously

A couple of days ago we reported that SOE were working on a new MMO which SOE’s John Smedley said would appeal to Star Wars Galaxies vets.

By Paul Younger | 28 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Planetside 1 going free to play as SOE revise All Access membership

With Planetside 2 doing rather well it seems a little pointless to pump a load of development resources into the old Planetside.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

SOE’s Smedley hints at new game that would appeal to Star Wars Galaxies fans

During this evening’s AMA with SOE’s John Smedley he dropped a hint that he hoped would appeal to players of Star Wars Galaxies.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

SOE shutting down four MMOs starting 31 March

The life of an MMO is often and uncertain one, if it stops making money for the publishers it’s going to be closed.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Mega Planetside 2 PC performance patch released

I’d be lying if I said I’ve been keeping up with Planetside 2 in any meaningful way, but the pertu-war online FPS beast is still, of course, very much alive and well.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Job losses hit SOE

EverQuest Next has been a hot topic since it was announced and anyone would think that with the excitement surrounding SOE’s upcoming releases jobs would be quite secure.

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Planetside 2 launches with several bangs

It’s launch day for Planetside 2 on the PC, which means Sony Online Entertainment is well within their rights to issue a ‘launch’ trailer featuring clips and footage from the free-to-play multiplayer FPS extravaganza.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Nov 2012 | 2

Black Widow Company show their Planetside 2 strength [Video]

Sony Online Entertainment has issued a new Planetside 2 video, showing a set of players called ‘Black Widow Company’ (sounds suitably like a scary private military force to me) at work in the game.

By Peter Parrish | 6 Nov 2012 | 1

SOE warns Planetside 2 aimbot hackers that they’ll be banned

It seems the FPS confines of the Planetside 2 beta has been hit by the foul stench of aimbot hackers.

By John Robertson | 25 Oct 2012 | Comments Off