Sony Online Entertainment Answers Questions After Acquisition: Xbox, IP Ownership, PC Priority and More

on February 2, 2015 3:49 PM

After the acquisition by Columbus Nova, Sony Online Entertainment (or Daybreak Game Company, to be more precise, since the studio is going to be rebranded) President John Smedley answered someΒ pressing questions over Twitter, in the attempt to clear the air around rumors and counter-rumors that are shooting all over the world wide web.

Basically, very little will change for SOE’s customers, besides the possibility of seeing games like H1Z1 and DC Universe Online (alongside the rest of the studio’s portfolio), come to Xbox One.

All access subscriptions and Station Cash will remain the same, even if they might change name. The studio’s priority remains finishing H1Z1 on PC first and then porting it to consoles, and that’s presumably going to remain the policy going forward (Despite the “Sony” in the name, SOE has always been primarily a PC developer).

Sony Online Entertainment also retain ownership of all their IP, and are still working on EverQuest Next. It’ll definitely be interesting to see where the company will go from now on, and we’ll keep you update in future developments.

 /  Executive News Editor
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