Tag Archives: john smedley
Thu, Sep 06, 2012 | 21:39 BST
SOE has announced Player Studio, a new program where players can create in-game items and sell them on the marketplace in participating SOE online games.
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 | 05:36 BST
Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has confirmed on Twitter that Planetside 2 will have an Australian server. Smedley’s comment that SOE will “bite the bullet and put a server down there” suggests the server will actually be located in Australia, not just a dedicated virtual destination, meaning the shooter MMO won’t suffer the enormous lag spikes normally experienced by antipodean gamers connecting to US and especially European servers. Planetside 2 is in closed beta test and expected to be live before the end of the year.
Fri, Aug 03, 2012 | 15:02 BST
In a Ask me Anything thread on Reddit, SOE president John Smedley said SWTOR’s transition to F2P was the “right decision.”
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 | 01:07 BST
Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has confirmed on Twitter that “barring any unforeseen circumstances”, the Planetside 2 beta will begin on Monday or Tuesday next week. Anticipation for the sci fi shooter MMO has peaked following the release of a fancy cinematic trailer; so go ahead and sign up for the test here.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 | 21:12 BST
GDC Online organizers have announced SOE president John Smedley will provide the opening keynote at the event, where he will discuss free-to-play as the future of online gaming, and how SOE transitioned its entire line-up to see record high-numbers both in player and revenue growth.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 | 15:47 BST
SOE boss John Smedley has said 70% of DC Universe Online players are playing the game through PS3.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 | 16:14 BST
SOE boss John Smedley has said the Planetside 2 beta should start soon, providing “all goes ok” with bug squashing and a “tech test” which will “begin in the next 2 days.” The news was posted via Smedley’s Twitter account, no doubt causing a little squeal to emit from many of his followers. Planetside 2 launches later this year, and you can sign up for the beta here.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 | 23:32 GMT
Proving that nerdrage has its uses, Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has confirmed the company is working on ways to allow Planetside 2 players to freely choose which server they play on.
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 | 14:42 GMT
SOE president John Smedley has said EverQuest II has seen “amazing growth” since it switched to F2P. The MMO, according to Smedley in a series of tweets, has reached a 40% increase in log-ins, 300% uppage on item sales, as well as adding “a lot of new subs.” Smedley added that all of this came while “some really good competition hit the market.”
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 | 00:31 GMT
DC Universe Online has been going from strength to strength since adopting a free-to-play business model.
Tue, Nov 08, 2011 | 00:22 GMT
In the wake of the game’s transition to free-to-play, DC Universe Online continues to attract massive attention.
Thu, Oct 13, 2011 | 05:43 BST
Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has reiterated that a recent attack on Sony’s networks did not utilise data harvested during the mid-April PSN hack.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 | 19:17 BST
Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley believes subscription-only MMOs will soon be a thing of the past as more go free-to-play. Furthermore, he predicts Star Wars: The Old Republic will be the last one of its kind to adopt the business model at launch.
Fri, Sep 09, 2011 | 14:42 BST
Sony Online Entertainment head John Smedley has confirmed that Planetside 2 will be free-to-play in some form.
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 | 13:58 BST
Tue, Jul 12, 2011 | 13:19 BST
Tue, Jul 12, 2011 | 08:35 BST
Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has said that Planetside 2 had previously been just an update for the original game to go free-to-play.
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 | 13:41 BST
SOE boss John Smedley revealed long-awaited details for Planetside 2 last night during the FainFaire event and Smedley started out talking about the game’s engine, Forge Light.
Thu, Jul 07, 2011 | 11:45 BST
Gamebreaker is to stream live SOE president John Smedley’s community address at the company’s Fan Faire event later on tonight in the US. This speech is all but likely when we’re going to see Planetside 2 properly for the first time. If you’re not able to watch it, though, an audio brodcast will be provided through Everquest and Everquest II. The keynote will be on from 7pm PST (3am UK time).
Massively has more details.
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 | 08:28 BST
Sony Online Entertainment has announced it will be shutting down its long-running MMO Star Wars: Galaxies come December 15, having first launched the game on June 16, 2003.