Sony Online Entertainment is no more. As part of a shock announcement yesterday, the MMO developer confirmed that it had been acquired by a New York investment group named Columbus Nova, and would be rebranding itself as the Adrian Chiles-inspired Daybreak Game Company. This obviously came a
Now named Daybreak Game Company
Who wants a bombshell to shake them out of their Monday slumber? Sony Online Entertainment, the company behind EverQuest, has announced that it has been acquired by a New York-based investment company named Columbus Nova, meaning that the internally founded outfit will be going multiplatform in the future. The...
It's been a long, long wait, but PlanetSide 2 is finally in beta on the PlayStation 4. Sony Online Entertainment encouraged eager fans to sign up to its pre-release test earlier in the month, and it's been inviting lucky gamers in waves. Consequentially, we're now privy to oodles of gameplay videos from the free-to-play foray, and we've...
Out of this world
It's been a long time coming, but PlanetSide 2's closed beta will finally deploy on the PlayStation 4 later this month. According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, the first wave of lucky testers will be invited to access the title from 20th January, with new recruits set to be slowly ushered in thereafter. To join your buddies on...
Side by side
Originally due out before the end of 2014, Sony Online Entertainment chief John Smedley has attached an early January launch date to the hotly anticipated PlanetSide 2 beta on the PlayStation 4. Writing on Twitter, he told an eager fan: "We tried hard . As it happens, there are only a few weeks to go – either the week of the 13th or...
Aiming for 1080p and 60fps
If you thought that 2014 couldn't possibly fit another PlayStation 4 beta, MMO shooter Planetside 2 is here to prove you wrong. Speaking with Eurogamer.net, the game's creative director Matt Higby confirmed that a test will be hitting the super system by the end of the year. As for the title itself, Higby said his team is...
This isn’t a story that we expected to be writing on what should be a slow Sunday, but there are reports that Sony Online Entertainment chief John Smedley’s flight has been rerouted following bomb threats by the same group claiming responsibility for today’s PlaySt
Day Z in the Big Brother house
Sony’s big E3 press conference may not have started yet, but that’s not stopped subsidiary SOE from releasing a brand new trailer for forthcoming post-apocalyptic free-to-play MMO H1Z1. The pre-alpha footage features a dead eyed survivor, who must use his wits and weapons to crush the skulls of walking corpses...
More off-screen images arrive
Was one off-screen image not enough to quench your raging thirst for PlanetSide 2 on the PlayStation 4? Worry not, then, as executive producer Clint Worley has posted a second shot of the vibrant first-person shooter, this time better demonstrating the upcoming free-to-play MMO's sharp sense of style. It’s already...
Out of this world
We’re in that weird spot before E3 where developers are eager to tease their upcoming products, but don’t want to say or show too much. Take this tweet from PlanetSide 2 executive producer Clint Worley, which includes the first ever off-screen image of Sony Online Entertainment’s free-to-play first-person shooter running on...
Progress is being made
Watch Dogs and DriveClub weren’t the only games pushed out of the PlayStation 4’s launch window, as Sony Online Entertainment previously promised that PC shooter PlanetSide 2 would deploy in time for the next-gen device’s release. That never panned out, but speaking as part of a
The undead may be about as common as a misleading Daily Mail headline these days, but Sony Online Entertainment’s impending free-to-play PlayStation 4 escapade H1Z1 is aiming to do something a little different with its post-apocalyptic setting. Evidently inspired by the likes of Day-Z, the MMO will find you fighting off rotten foes and...
With a Steam Early Access release on the horizon, you’ll be able to sample Sony Online Entertainment’s upcoming zombie adventure H1Z1 pretty soon. However, if you’re not a PC player, you may have to wait a little while to try the title on your PlayStation 4. The developer has more or less confirmed that the game is coming to the...
How will you survive the apocalypse?
Sony Online Entertainment is an odd component of the platform holder’s first-party portfolio. While the MMO maker is a direct subsidiary of Kaz Hirai’s entertainment and electronics empire, it isn’t a typical portion of SCE’s Worldwide Studios. As such, the division focuses on PC first and foremost, but...
Finally confirmed for Sony's console
The last time Sony Online Entertainment mentioned a console port of ambitious series reboot EverQuest Next, the developer suggested that it was focused on creating a “kickass” game for computers first – but that stance has since changed. Speaking as part of a Reddit question and answer session overnight,...
SOE’s free-to-play first-person shooter PlanetSide 2 enjoyed a colossal 2013, with an extraordinary 94 million hours logged. However, it’s only set to get bigger over the coming 12 months. In addition to the implementation of an entire new continent, the massively multiplayer excursion is set to scratch your MAG itch and expand to...
Dressing up in tight rubberised clothing and heading out onto the city streets to clobber “criminals” is frowned upon in decent society, and, we suppose when you consider what the tabloids would have to say about it, that’s probably for the best. There’s no need to worry, though, PlayStation 4 owners (and secret spandex...
Superman has been working hard behind the scenes
In the run up to the PlayStation 4's release next month, DC Universe Online is scheduled to receive an almighty update which is said to improve the game for all players on all platforms, including fans of the PS3 version of the free-to-play title. Dubbed Game Update 31, it's the "biggest technical...
Sony Online Entertainment can't wait for new system
The studio behind DC Universe Online can’t wait for the PlayStation 4 to arrive – because it means that it’s finally going to have some more memory to play with. The superhero MMO proved incredibly popular on the PlayStation 3, and that’s forced Sony Online Entertainment to squeeze every...
Online giant focusing on the PC first
If you’re the type of person to plug your ears whenever the words ‘free-to-play’ and ‘massively multiplayer online’ are mentioned, you may want to clear your hearing for just a moment. Sony Online Entertainment announced EverQuest Next – and its ambitious Minecraft-esque extension, EverQuest Next...
MMO will support Remote Play on Vita
Not only will Sony Online Entertainment’s free-to-play first-person shooter PlanetSide 2 look stunning on the PlayStation 4, but you’ll also be able to play it anywhere in your house courtesy of the next generation console’s Remote Play compatibility with the PlayStation Vita. As part of a brief report on...
DC Universe Online also joining the party
We’re just days away from E3 at the time of typing, and the PlayStation 4 announcements are really starting to pick up the pace as a result. Hot on the heels of Basement Crawl and Warframe, Sony Online Entertainment has added two more titles to the system’s catalogue: PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe...
Company president hints that it can
PlanetSide 2 is a taxing free-to-play first-person shooter for the PC that requires a fairly robust machine to run. Despite the Sony Online Entertainment developed title being rumoured for the PlayStation 4 for a while, many have questioned whether the MMO will actually work on the next generation machine...
A PlayStation Vita version of popular tower defense title, Plants Vs Zombies, is being prepared in time for the system's launch
The game was announced on the official PlayStation Twitter page: "Surprise! Plants vs Zombies is coming to PS Vita." An early preview of the game posted on IGN revealed that the PlayStation Vita version of the game looks identical to its PSN sibling, and that the..
Seems like this free-to-play lark really does work
After switching DC Universe Online to a free-to-play model, developer Sony Online Entertainment has revealed that revenue is up a whopping 700 percent. John Smedley confirmed the numbers on Twitter, adding that 53 percent of revenue is coming from the PlayStation 3 game. That's 6 percent more than the PC version. The most popular purchases include..
Sony Online Entertainment's announced that the second batch of DC Universe Online DLC will focus on the speedy superhero The Flash
Entitled Lightning Strikes, the DLC will add electricity powers and a new adventure featuring the crimson crime-fighter when it launches later in the year. The DLC will be available for free for Legendary Players. Those enjoying the game's free-to-play model will be..
Since switching to a free-to-play model, Sony Online Entertainment's announced that DC Universe Online has scooped up a million new players
One million new players have joined DCUO with a 50/50 split between PC and PS3, executive director Lorin Jameson said in a statement. DC Universe Onlines transition to free-to-play has been welcomed by...
After some unfortunate delays, Sony Online Entertainment has at last attached a date to the European release of PayDay: The Heist. The first-person co-operative rob 'em up is due out next week on the PlayStation Store. That's November 2nd if you want an exact date to mark on your calendar. SOE apologised for the delay and concluded that it "cant wait for you guys to get your hands on..
Sony Online Entertainment's slapped a big November 1st date on DC Universe Online's transition to free-to-play
Those curious about the game will be able to experience it for free from said date. Anyone that spends more than $5 on content (or has done previously) will see their account upgraded to include an extra set of perks. Those hooked on the...
Remember Payday: The Heist? What once seemed like something of a banner PlayStation Network exclusive has been shoddily missing in action for the past two weeks in Europe
The game launched in North America without a hitch — well, a small one actually — but like so many other PSN titles, it's missing in Europe. It's actually been common for the...
Crack-like Sony Online Entertainment social MMO Free Realms has hit 20 million registered users, the publisher has announced
The game launched on PC back in 2009, and recently hit the PlayStation 3 in both the US and Europe. To celebrate, anybody that logs in between October 21st and October 31st will receive a free in-game jacket to commemorate the...
Sony Online Entertainment's free-to-play PS3 MMO, Free Realms, is a little bit like a drug addition
We know it's rubbish and bad for us, but for some reason we can't help getting pulled back in. There's a relaxing tone to the casual MMO that causes hours to fly by, even when you're doing very little of anything at all. Available on the PC for some time, Free Realms launched on the PS3 earlier in..
Following a short delay, Sony Online Entertainment and Overkill Software's confirmed that it's bringing the heat on October 18th with the hotly anticipated launch of Payday: The Heist
The co-operative robbery title features six unique campaigns, with the Slaughter House scenario the subject of the trailer embedded after the jump. We can't wait.
Excellent looking PlayStation Network exclusive co-op shooter, Payday: The Heist, has been pushed back until "late October", developer Overkill Software has announced
The game was originally due any day now, with those participating in Sony's PSN Play offer getting the title for free. Worry not though, the promotion still applies. You'll just have...
Payday: The Heist's visual style has been growing on us
At first we thought, "Urgh clown masks, that's a bit cliche." But now we love it. The game — which is a cross between Left 4 Dead and every bank heist movie ever — is due out on the PSN this month. Sony's been putting a lot of weight behind the game, so it obviously has high...
The PlayStation Blog's got a massive feature on upcoming PSN title Sideway: New York
The Playbrains developed puzzle platformer sees its main character, Nox, painted onto walls as graffiti — so you must navigate across three-dimensional backdrops as a two-dimensional character. It's a cool set-up, and looks to provide plenty of scope for some...
Free Realms has finally launched on the European PlayStation Store
The free-to-play, casual MMO originally released on the PC in 2009, and followed on the American PlayStation Store earlier in the year. Now European players can join in on the party. SOE has set the standard for MMOs on the console with two incredibly successful, innovative and...
Tired of being tied to frustrating subscription fees
No more, superhero, as Sony Online Entertainment's "powing" DC Universe Online's monthly fee in favour of a free-to-play business model. Beginning late October, players will be able to download a free copy of DC Universe Online for the PlayStation 3. The current subscription model will be replaced by three brand new payment tiers: Free,..
DC Universe Online's first major content expansion, the Fight For The Light, will be available for free from September 6th Sony Online Entertainment has announced
The pack was announced way back in July, and was originally going to be a premium expansion, but it's gone free as a "way to thank loyal players". The pack includes an entirely new power-set, in addition to new characters,..
Sony Online Entertainment will merge DC Universe Online's servers into "MegaServers" from tomorrow, the company has announced
This will combine the MMOs current 26 server roster into just four, hopefully making the game feel much more populated and opening up some nifty features. Players will be able to easily switch between PvP and PvE gameplay styles for starters, allowing you to experiment with..
The world probably doesn't need another first-person shooter
It does need a good heist game, however, and that's exactly what Sony Online Entertainment and OVERKILL Software's PAYDAY: The Heist is aiming to be. "Hollywood heist movies are, quite simply put, awesome," former GRIN gaffer Bo Andersson explained on the PlayStation Blog...
Are you a seething DC Universe Online fan currently considering taking out a $1 billion lawsuit against Sony? Rest easy comrade, Sony Online Entertainment's detailed a Make Good plan that's sure to allay your frustrations when DC Universe Online gets its ass back online at some point this month
All players will be compensated with a 30-day extension to their current subscription, plus any..
Just when the dust was starting to settle after Kaz Hirai's public apology for the PSN data breach, news of actual credit card theft reverberated out of Sony Online Entertainment over night
The division admitted to finding evidence of 12,700 stolen credit cards from a circa-2007 database. Sony has tried to play-down concerns, noting in a statement to GameIndustry.biz that only 900 of those credit..
Just when you thought it was going to be blue skies and golden sunshine going forward, Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed that it has lost roughly 12,700 credit cards to the original PlayStation Network breach that struck SCE mid-last month
SOE stresses that this was not a second attack, and is a repercussion of the original PSN attack. Thankfully, while serious, there's a silver lining to..
Just when you thought things were getting back to normal after Sony Computer Entertainment's public apology yesterday morning, Sony Online Entertainment -- the division responsible for Free Realms and DC Universe Online -- has pulled its services offline, including its websites and Facebook titles
The company said: "We have had to take the SOE...
Sony Online Entertainment has released a statement noting that its servers are separate to those used by SCE for the PSN, reassuring players that no additional data theft has occurred via the DC Universe Online developer's network
We wanted to update you on the status of our examination of the SOE system intrusion we announced last week,said...
Sony Online Entertainment wants Free Realms' player-base to reach 100 million users
SOE gaffer John Smedley envisioned that the free-to-play MMO — available on PC and PS3 — could hit enormous numbers within the next five to six years. He said, "I don't see any reason why can't go to 100 million , because there are so many kids out...
Sony Online Entertainment's gaffer John Smedley reckons that the NGP is the "perfect machine" for MMOs
The executive made the comment while answering GamesIndustry.biz on the subject of free-to-play MMOs on consoles. Having just launched Free Realms in North America, Smedley was naturally supremely positive about the prospects of the genre on both PlayStation 3 and Sony's new portable system..
Following a flurry of rumours earlier in the week, Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed that it has cancelled its PlayStation 3 spy MMO, The Agency, laying off over 200 staff in the process
"As part of a strategic decision to reduce costs and streamline its global workforce, SOE announced today that it will eliminate 205 positions and...
There's some bad news funneling out of Sony Online Entertainment right now
According to reports on Kotaku, the developer has shut down its Seattle, Tuscon and Denver studios, laying off around a third of its entire workforce. But that's not all. Apparently SOE's Austin and San Diego studios have also been hit hard, with around half the staff from...
Sony Online Entertainment's finally launching its casual free-to-play MMO, Free Realms, in North America today
The game promises a host of activities, ranging from multiplayer mini-games to decorating and dinosaur rides. In order to enhance the action, Free Realms boasts a number of console specific features such as trophies and voice chat...
After years of speculation, Sony Online Entertainment's finally attached a release date to the PS3 port of its free-to-play MMO, Free Realms
Get your pens and calendars ready, because March 29th is the date to mark. For those unfamiliar with the PC version, Free Realms is a kind of casual MMO that's totally free to play. Think PlayStation Home but...
Despite the inevitable hard-drive hog, there's no better game we'd like to have sitting comfortably on our XMB than DC Universe Online
We're lazy. By the time we've got up, found the case, and popped Sony Online Entertainment's superhero MMO into our PlayStation 3, we don't actually want to play it anymore. But if it was saved onto our hard-drive, and available at any time... Well, then you're..
Sony Online Entertainment's dropped the first proper patch for their PlayStation 3 MMO, DC Universe Online
The monstrous 2GB update includes a new eight-player Batcave raid, some new missions with Catwoman, the arrival of an auction house, and a new PVP event. We've slapped the patch notes after the jump. New Features New Batcave Raid - 8 players will have the opportunity to infiltrate and retake..
Seems like this whole MMO thing can work on consoles; Sony Online Entertainment's surprisingly addictive DC Universe Online has proved that point
The game, which we're enjoying in an on-and-off capacity, has seen its playerbase split pretty evenly between the traditional computer and console platformers. Metrics released by Sony Online Entertainment...
Sony Online Entertainment's announced a new, discounted "lock-in" rate for DC Universe Online in North America
The reduced plan will offer players a three-month subscription for $29.99 — significantly cheaper than the standard $41.99 price point. Players that maintain an active subscription will receive the discounted rate forever. The promotion starts on February 8th. No word on whether this..
PopCap's finally bringing popular tower defence title, Plants Vs
Zombies</a>, to the PlayStation 3 next month. The port will come via the casual game developer's long term relationship with Sony Online Entertainment. No specific release date or price has been announced yet, but we expect that to follow nearer to release. SOE also intends to...
If you had any question about the success of Sony Online Entertainment's latest MMO, DC Universe Online, then look no further than John Smedley's latest Tweet
The SOE president revealed on the micro-blogging site that DC Universe Online is the studio's "fastest selling game ever". Smedley added that the company has added new servers and is working out supply chain issues. Smedley also..
PushSquare editor Sammy Barker jumps into the gigantic world of PlayStation 3 MMO DC Universe Online
This on-going feature serves as an evolving review of the game, complete with personal anecdotes and opinion. For more editions of Going Through The MMOtions, click here.</em> As an MMO newcomer, I'm starting to appreciate that the beauty of these games (or certainly DC Universe Online in..
Well that's a turn-up for the books
Sony Online Entertainment's free-to-play casual MMO, Free Realms, has long been rumoured for the PlayStation 3, but after years of no information, we'd assumed it was missing in action. Apparently not though, as Sony Online Entertainment's head honcho John Smedley has told Eurogamer that the game's currently going...
Someone get hold of Batman and tell him to fake a smile: DC Universe Online's broken the UK's top ten software sales
The game, which released on PC and PlayStation 3, has been slowly gathering attention since the beta. You can read our initial thoughts on the game through here. We think it's pretty good so far. Elsewhere the charts are pretty much as you were. Call Of Duty: Black Ops is on top,..
PushSquare editor Sammy Barker jumps into the gigantic world of PlayStation 3 MMO DC Universe Online
This on-going feature serves as an evolving review of the game, complete with personal anecdotes and opinion. For more editions of Going Through The MMOtions, click here.</em> I've never played an MMO. Not a proper one anyway. The closest I've ever come was Phantasy Star Online on the..
MMOs have arrived on the PlayStation 3 at last
We can prove it, as we just plonked our copy of DC Universe Online into the PlayStation 3. With the game now readily available, SOE's boss John Smedley has come out to reassure players that the game will receive monthly content updates. Youll get large new raids, new end-bosses to fight, new quests,...
If you expected to plop DC Universe Online into your PlayStation 3 this week and encounter little patching, installing or general stuff-ups, you're doing it wrong
Unfortunately, MMOs are well known for having shaky launches, and while DC Universe Online's launch day seems to be going swimmingly (so far) in the US, you might want to set aside an hour or so before actually playing it. The game comes..
The more we think about DC Universe Online, the more we realise it's actually quite a big deal
MMOs are big business (although it's yet to be proven there's room in the market for a title alongside World Of Warcraft). Likewise, people still like comic book characters. Honestly, if it was a choice between Lord Of The Rings outcasts and Batman, we know who we'd choose every time. What's more, DC..
After today you can have your life back
For a week at least. The DC Universe Online beta is set to draw to a close ahead of the game's retail release next week. Of course, SOE's not going to let you off the hook without a bang. The developers revealed on the game's forums:Wednesday January 5, 2011 will be the last day of the DC Universe Beta in the U.S. and Thursday will be the last day to..
We've played enough of DC Universe Online to know that we could get seriously, seriously addicted
We can't really afford to get seriously addicted to games because we constantly have to be moving on to the latest thing. Thankfully, last we heard Sony Online Entertainment's comic-book MMO wasn't slated to release until the Spring. We thought we had plenty of time to fight away our addiction..
Remember The Agency? No, not Agent, The Agency -- Sony Online Entertainment's spy-inspired MMO? According to Kotaku it's due out in the second-half of 2011
Apparently the game was delayed because it still "needed work", but it would appear SOE's nearing a conclusion on the game. It's interesting, because if The Agency were to make next year, SOE would launch two MMOs in a pretty short..
The problem, as far as we see it, for Free Realms on the PS3 is PlayStation Home
Arguably, SOE's online world is a much more focused world than Home's virtual chatroom — though Home has taken strides in that direction over recent months. Still, Sony can't have two competing online worlds accessible from the XMB; so that would mean Free Realms would have to be released as a blu-ray disc (or PSN..
C'mon - you didn't really think DC Universe Online would be out next month did you? Nuh-uh
Not a chance. Sony Online Entertainment's just confirmed the game's delay; placing it somewhere in early 2011. There was no exact reason given for the delay, but SOE's John Smedley said that the extra time will allow us to address community feedback in a meaningful way". He added: When we get deeper..
Video games are, for us, all about being something you're not
This DC Universe Online trailer really hammers home that point. In the MMORPG you'll create a character and fight alongside (or against) the superheroes of the DC Universe in a massive online world. Conceptually it sounds fantastic. It hits PC and PlayStation 3 in November.
SCEE's told VG247 that the public will get their first hands-on with DC Universe Online at next week's gamescom event in Germany
The super-hero MMO is due in November on both the PlayStation 3 and PC, and a beta is due soon. Those heading to the big exposition in Cologne will be able to get their hands on the game, though we're not sure how much benefit a five minute session with the game will be.
If you're still getting your breath back after that incredible cinematic trailer for DC Universe Online, well, we apologise
Why? Because we're about to send you on a hype-fit all over again. Shall we just get it over with? Ok — Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming super-hero MMO will drop on November 2nd. That'll be both on PlayStation 3 and PC. SOE were keen to stress that you won't need a..
MMO trailers are always misleading
They succeed in getting you hyped for a product, but they're never really close to being representative to the game they are promoting. It's hard, therefore, to go a bit doo-lally over an MMO trailer, because at the end of the day you're shouting about a piece of CGI. Still, this Comic-Con trailer for DC Universe Online is particularly stunning. It's due on..
In addition to the beta details released this morning, Sony Online Entertainment has also revealed the slew of pre-order bonuses you can expect to get hold of if you put your name down for DC Universe Online early
There are a number of goodies you can grab hold of depending on which retailer you order from: an exclusive 2v2 arena battle where you play as the Batman himself, the Joker's pistol, the..
DC Universe Online is an MMO
As such, it's going to need a beta before it launches proper. Sony Online Entertainment need people like you to help them out with stuff like that, so they're accepting registrations right now via the game's official website. You'll be able to specify whether you'd prefer to test out the PlayStation 3 version of DC Universe Online, or the PC. Click through here to sign..
Hit WiiWare side-scrolling RTS, Swords & Soldiers, has been confirmed for the PlayStation Network by Sony Online Entertainment
The PSN version will bring 20 trophies, updated HD graphics and online multiplayer. The game's due out early this Fall. There's more over at Joystiq. We've whacked a trailer after the jump.
Sony Online Entertainment's Scott Gulbransen has confirmed rumours we reported last night regarding the upcoming release of DC Universe Online
According to Scott, the game will indeed require a $14.99 subscription fee, which will gain you access to the game's massive superhero laden world. Scott's also confirmed that the game will launch on the...
According to a report on Meodia
com</a>, Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming super-hero based MMO, DC Universe Online, is due to release on the PlayStation 3 and PC this November 2nd. The site notes that the game will have a $14.99 subscription fee. A few people were expecting the game to adopt a free-to-play model, similar to SOE's Free Realms service, but DC Universe Online is clearly a..
Sony Online Entertainment's revealed the E3 trailer for the upcoming PC and PlayStation 3 MMO, DC Universe Online
The trailer focuses on your ability to pick sides within the Gotham Universe and fight alongside the heroes and antagonists of the DC Universe. Starting to come together now, we hope we get a release date tomorrow.
We've been talking about The Agency for a long time now, but this latest trailer finally shows the game in a polished state
Just basing it against other trailers SOE have revealed for the game, this E3 trailer looks slightly redesigned and hella spunky. We daresay it will make a big presence at E3 — whether that presence will come under the PlayStation 3 banner (which the game is planned for),..
Could the Playstation MMO revolution be about to explode? For literally years now Sony has promised that they're going to lead the way when it comes to MMO content on the console, but it's yet to happen
However, with Free Realms PS3 already confirmed for E3, and DC Universe Online apparently drawing to a conclusion - maybe it's time to believe...
Sony Online Entertainment recently signed a deal with the studio Rockin' Android to bring three new arcade shmups to the Playstation Network
Those games being: Gundemonium Recollection, GunDead Gline, Hitogata Happa. The idea's to fill a bit of a void on the Playstation Network which has seen a slight lack of quality Japanese shmups. And Rockin'...
Sony Online Entertainment's ambitious James Bond-esque MMO has finally launched
On Facebook. So it's free-to-play social network game that's not really all that fun at all - but c'mon - this has to exude hope that the real The Agency can't be too far behind. Right? Right?!?
The Playstation 3 has long promised a slew of massively-multiplayer online games
Sony Online Entertainment announced a long-time ago that the PS3 would usher video games into the MMO-on-consoles era, with ports of Free Realms and their upcoming The Agency and DC Universe Online. It's been a long time since those lofty heights were discussed - but...
Sony Online Entertainment's free-to-play MMO Free Realms is barely a year old, but has already hit the 10 million user milestone
Reaching 10 million registered players on the eve of Free Realms first birthday is an incredibly exciting event for SOE and our passionate online community, says SOE president John Smedley. The service launched in April 2009, thus a whole crossover of Easter,..
About 18 months ago, we posted numerous stories about Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming James Bond-esque MMO The Agency
In fact, at the time, people were talking about a PS3 MMO revolution. But as time's passed, the spearhead of that revolution - The Agency, Free Realms and DC Universe Online - have all but disappeared. Well, until today that is...
A report from the Wall Street Journal seems to hint that Sony are planning on taking on Apple in their own patch; suggesting a device that blurs distinctions among a netbook, an e-reader and a PSP, that will be released to compete againt the iPad
The report hints that the device will be compatible with Sony's new global device media platform,...
How much do you want Peggle on the PSN? Afterall, it's been a long time coming
That much, eh? Well know that two games are headed to the PSN this Thursday: Peggle and Peggle Nights. The PS3 games will feature YouTube support - so you'll be able to upload amazing replays directly from the PS3 to your YouTube account, storing all those "oh snap" moments.
A few months back we reported the departure of several top-tier employees from Sony Online Entertainment
This news brought with it a ton of speculation that The Agency was in a state of disrepute and on the verge of cancellation. Thankfully, those rumours have been quashed. Joystiq have just posted an exclusive report with SOE's president John...
MMOs featuring orcs, dungeons and dragons don't really appeal to us
They're all a bit Lord Of The Rings. We think superheroes, on the other hand, are rather rad. Cue DC Universe Online and this set of screens just published by Kotaku. It has the Green Lantern, man!
Bad news for Sony Online Entertainment's Seattle Studio
They've lost some of their top guys in the form of art director Corey Dangel, studio director Matt Wilson and producer John Smith - the latter two founding members of the development house. With The Agency still unfinished, Eurogamer are reporting rumours of a total reboot or overhaul for the project. SOE have denied that and claim they are..
As Brits ourselves, we're a bit disappointed that in the trailer for their upcoming PC/PS3 MMO, Sony Online Entertainment have taken the entire concept of a James Bond movie and removed the British accents
Still, while there's no gameplay in the trailer, The Agency continues to sound like a really quite inspired concept. We're tired of MMO's being loosely based around Lord Of The Rings. Honestly,..
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