Expanding to Xbox One and More Could Increase Revenue by 50% According to Former Sony Online President

on May 11, 2015 6:18 PM

About three months passed from the sale of Sony Online Entertainment, that has since been renamed Daybreak Games, and the company has expressed the intention of expanding to Xbox One, mobile and other platforms. According to President John Smedley, this could bring quite a nice chunk of revenue in the company’s coffers, as he stated in an interview on U-T San Diego.

“If you just take the numbers that the console publishers themselves have put out, you are talking about a 50 percent revenue lift.”

It’ll definitely be interesting to see if the move towards a wider platform agnosticism will really prompt that kind of growth for Daybreak, especially considering that EEDAR analyst Patrick Walker seems to be skeptical. Walker argues that MMOs haven’t been successful on consoles as they are “still PC games for the most part.”

The success of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PlayStation platforms shows that Walker’s statement is a bit shaky, but we’ll have to probably wait a couple years at least to see who is right.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.