John Smedley Starts New Company

John Smedley Leaves Daybreak Games and Starts His Own Company!

It was reported the other day that John Smedley has officially left Daybreak Games and has started his own company.

In case you are thinking "Smedley who?" He was the president of SoE, which then became Daybreak Games after Sony sold it. In other words, they're the company behind EverQuest, EverQuest 2, PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe Online, just to name a few.

As of now all we know is what's posted on his official Facebook page. The post states that he started working as CEO at a new company and that more info is coming soon.

So that means there is no word as to what this new company's name is or what type it shall be. We're not sure if it will be an MMORPG only or if it will be a non-online gaming company - or both. They could focus on different options such as PC, console, or mobile gaming. Of course, it could turn out to be a mix of the three.

We all should know something in the coming weeks. Keep an eye open on here and on his Facebook and Twitter pages for more news on the matter.

Let us know what you think on all this in the comments.

Published Aug. 23rd 2015
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  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    I don't know if someone would leave a company who makes many MMORPGs and make a company to make MMORPGs. I have a feeling he wants to either redefine something in that genre, so not make an MMO as such, but an online focused game. Or a purely single player game.

    But either way, the guy has done a lot, so whatever comes will be interesting. Also I'm liking this new trend of heavy/mid weights moving to their own studios.

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