Last week Sony Online Entertainment was sold and rebranded as Daybreak Games. Unfortunately the Austin and San Diego studios for Daybreak Games have suffered some layoffs today. A post on the Daybreak Games forums explains this as part of realigning resources, and jobs were unfortunately cut. While the post goes on to state that the value of employees are very important and that job cuts are extremely difficult, it may not be the whole truth. First example is the layoff of veteran Everquest producer David Georgeson. David confirmed his departure from Daybreak in a tweet earlier in the day.
Yeah, I'm sorry folks but it's true. LM, eqn, eq and eqii are no longer guided by moi. Other dreamers will steer now.— David Georgeson (@DaveGeorgeson) February 11, 2015
The other half of clues that things may not be so rosy is a report by Kotaku. Their breaking of the story has quotes from a source (who wished to remain anonymous) citing that people would be laid off so the company could become "profitable." Work on upcoming projects such as Everquest Next and support for games like Planetside 2 will remain unaffected.
Dying Light will be getting some new free content very soon. This was posted on the game's official Twitter account today.
Looking for a city simulation game other than SimCity? Developer Colossal Order might have your fix with Cities Skylines. Looking to put a modern take on the classic city simulation, things such as water systems, power management, and taxes will be present. What could set Cities Skylines apart from other city simulations is a fully realized transport system. Seen in the latest trailer, the transportation looks impressive, as Colossal Order is no stranger in transport games due to their work on the Cities in Motion franchise. March 10th will be the release of Cities Skylines on PC, Mac, and Linux for $29.99. For more details and system requirements, click here.