Daybreak Thinks Expanding To Xbox One Will Lead To As Much As A 50% Boost In Revenue

The H1Z1 developer is excited at the prospect of the additional money.

Posted By | On 13th, May. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Three months ago, Sony Online Entertainment parted ways with the rest of Sony, as they were sold off to an independent investment firm. Sony Online Entertainment at that point expressed eager enthusiasm to work on bringing their games to Xbox, in addition to PlayStation and PC.

It turns out that this desire wasn’t just because of the excitement of tinkering with new technology, or a wish to see their games exposed to a wider audience- in strictly financial terms, Daybreak estimates it will see its revenues spike once its games are available on Xbox. It estimates that the revenue raise may be as much as 50%.

“If you just take the numbers that the console publishers themselves have put out, you are talking about a 50 percent revenue lift,” company president John Smedley said in an interview on U-T San Diego.

He may not be wrong- games like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3, PS4) and Neverwinter (Xbox One) have shown us that MMORPGs do have an audience on consoles as well, and MMO style games is what Daybreak is known for. Whether or not the company can tap into this audience remains to be seen- as of right now, though, this remains to be seen.

Stay tuned.

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  • Starman

    We don’t want that ‘shovelware” crap on xb1 … KEEP IT ..

  • XbotMK1

    I think Sony sold S.O.E because S.O.E hasn’t been profitable for many years. Smedley seems to be lying. I have a hard time believing he wanted to be sold because he just laid off half his studio. He doesn’t have Sony funding his company anymore. He’s been developing games for PC and PlayStation for years which are the two largest platforms in gaming besides mobile. How is Xbox going to save him? I think he’s putting on an act and using Xbox to hide what really happened. I think he’s panicing because Sony sold his company because he wasn’t pulling his wieght and he’s upset that he doesn’t have Sony funding his projects. Xbox is the perfect fallback story.

    • Petegas

      Smedly is a big liar. Vanguard they bought, stopped development basically, and lied to us the whole time. IT was terrible they did to the customers.

  • Thats sad to hear. :/ it was nice to have a competitor for XBOXLIVE.
    As far as i know, xbox is the only one offering an online meida center.?.
    SOE was pretty much its only competitor.
    Does anyone know if Sony will make another type of online setup for there
    playstation Network?

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