Today, Sony Online Entertainment has announced its buy out from investment firm Columbus Nova. Sony Online is best known for its popular online MMO games such as Everquest, PlanetSide 2, and H1Z1.
Columbus Nova has managed over $15 billion in assets through various portfolio companies as well as its own funds. Now that SOE has been sold, it will be managed under a new name Daybreak Game Company. The company will continue to create new and exciting games, while making the online network more suitable for all platforms not just PlayStation.
“Sony Online Entertainment, newly rebranded as Daybreak, is a great addition to our existing portfolio of technology, media and entertainment focused companies. We see tremendous opportunities for growth with the expansion of the company’s game portfolio through multi-platform offerings as well as an exciting portfolio of new quality games coming up, including the recently launched H1Z1 and the highly anticipated EverQuest Next to be released in the near future,” said Jason Epstein, Senior Partner of Columbus Nova. “The recent Early Access launch success of H1Z1 is just one testament to the talent and dedication of the studio’s developers to create great online gaming experiences.”
All previous and existing titles will continue on through Daybreak Game Company and hopefully will be available to more consoles in the future.