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.