Today, Sony Online Entertainment announced their parent company Sony had sold off the game development division to the investment firm Columbus Nova. The move could allow for the team's massively multiplayer games such as EverQuest, PlanetSide, DC Universe Online and most recently the zombie-themed H1Z1 to appear on other platforms, including the Xbox One console.
In a message on their official message boards, Sony Online Entertainment stated their name would be changing to Daybreak Game Company. Specific financial details about the sale to Columbus Nova were not revealed but the forum message stated:
"It will be business as usual and all SOE games will continue on their current path of development and operation. In fact, we expect to have even more resources available to us as a result of this acquisition. 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."
In case you are wondering, this does in fact mean that Daybreak's games could appear on "PlayStation and Xbox, mobile and more". In fact, the company's long time CEO John Smedley posted word on his Twitter account today that he "can't wait to make Xbox One games!". However, we expect it might take a while for an Xbox One version of EverQuest to be released.