Planetside 2 fans, no need to worry - even though Daybreak has officially entered an acquisition agreement with Enad Global 7 (EG7), the plan for the game remains the same.
So, Stockholm-based EG7 has agreed to buy all the shares in Daybreak Game Company for $300 million, with the deal including cash and freshly issued shares.
We suppose there is a pattern to EG7's recent acquires as they also own the MechWarrior developer, Piranha Games, so Planetside 2 should feel right at home. Of course, Daybreak also own EverQuest and H1Z1, so no shortage of IPs.
Overall, Daybreak seem pretty delighted with the deal and they can't wait to delve into 2021, because as far as development is concerned - little will change with the deal.
"From a business perspective, we’re incredibly excited about the long-term opportunities this announcement presents for us as a studio, and for the PlanetSide universe as a whole. Rogue Planet Games is and will continue to be the vision holder of PlanetSide 2 and the overall franchise – nothing about today’s announcement changes that", they wrote.
It's well worth noting that Planetside 2 has been on quite a roll, and the cancelling of Planetside Arena only served to focus the dev's attention on the. Daybreak once again stressed that their commitment to the game is unwavering, so it's safe to assume it will be business as usual.
"Auraxis continues to thrive, and its future looks brighter than ever. All of which is a direct result of your continuing loyalty and support, and for that we are eternally grateful", they concluded.
You can find the community-aimed blog post on Planetside 2's website .