Tag Archives: john smedley
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 | 15:35 BST
Sun, Apr 03, 2011 | 23:53 BST
Planetside Next will see a delayed release, but benefit from increased investment – contrary to current trends at Sony Online Entertainment.
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 | 00:32 BST
Mon, Jan 24, 2011 | 19:33 GMT
SOE president John Smedley has said on Twitter that DC Universe Online is the company’s “fastest selling game ever”.
Fri, Jan 14, 2011 | 09:41 GMT
Following confirmation last year that DC Universe Online would receive monthly content updates, SOE boss John Smedley has promised new raids, “graphics” and more.
Thu, Dec 09, 2010 | 20:44 GMT
SOE’s John Smedley has added more fuel to the Planetside reboot fire today, thanks to recent comments he made regarding the MMOFPS.
Tue, Dec 07, 2010 | 09:28 GMT
Sat, Dec 04, 2010 | 17:45 GMT
John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment, has said the developers of EverQuest II have been considering a a game-wide reset for the game for quite some time now.
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 | 20:11 BST
Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts announced today Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures has registered one million users just one week after the free-to-play MMO’s launch on September 15.
Sat, Aug 07, 2010 | 16:39 BST
SOE has announced details – although scant – on its new MMO in development at its annual Fan Faire event in Las Vegas.
Thu, Apr 01, 2010 | 07:44 BST
Waiting a long time for SOE MMO The Agency? If new comments from president John Smedley are to be believed, your pain is almost done.
Mon, Feb 08, 2010 | 18:35 GMT
SOE MMO Free Realms is entering scary-large territory, with more than 8 million users now signed up.
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 | 21:51 BST
“We spoke to SOE and confirmed that this is an internal working title, not the official one, so we may be hearing about a new title in the future,” said the site.
Smedley said today that the sequel to SOE’s MMO shooter is to feature bonkers-huge battles and “much better organization”.
Praise be to God. No date. Thanks, The_Villa.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 22:15 BST
During the Q&A session following John Smedley’s keynote at GDC Austin, the SOE president informed attendees that Free Realms should land on PS3 sometime during the middle of 2010 and may also support the PS Eye.
“It’s next year sometime, toward the middle of the year,” he said. “For the PlayStation 3 version, it’s very likely that the Eye is going to be something we support.”
More through Joystiq.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 21:29 BST
Free Realms has officially hit the five million users mark, according to SOE’s John Smedley.
Speaking during GDC Austin, Smedley revealed the number during his keynote.
The free-to-play MMO has been live since April 28, and back in July Smedley told Gamasutra that the game was close to the five million account mark then.
Looks like it finally made it.
More through Massively.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 20:00 BST
SOE president John Smedley has told Joystiq that rumors regarding the cancellation of its PS3/PC MMO action game, The Agency, are pretty much just that – rumors.
“We’re not going to release it until it’s right, said Smedley, “but there’s this rumor going around that we’re going to cancel it — that’s ridiculous.
“We’re going full-bore towards it. We’re simply keeping it under wraps more because we want to make it the best possible game we can. I’m an FPS player first and foremost, so we’re going to get that game right, period.”
He also said that staff departures back in July didn’t halt nor slow development, and estimates that the game will be released “next year”.
More through the link.
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 | 17:16 BST
Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley will be delivering a keynote at GDC Austin.
The event starts September 15 in Texas and runs through the eighteenth.
More than likely Smedley will be talking up Free Realms and the millions of players it has accumulated since launching on April 28.
Other keynoters include Blizzard’s J. Allen Brack and France Pearce.
Fri, Jul 24, 2009 | 19:16 BST
Sony Online’s Free Realms has close to 5 million registered players and the game has only been live since April 28, according to SOE president John Smedley,
During it’s first ten days, the game hit 1 million subscribers and has steadily grown by leaps and bounds each week.
Smedley attributed the popularity and success of the game to the company’s free-to-play business model, with microtransactions.
More through Gamasutra.
Tue, Mar 24, 2009 | 20:41 GMT
Oh dear. SOE’s John Smedley’s told a GDC lecture this morning that DC Universe Online will now release in 2010.
The PS3 and PC MMO was originally intended to hit this year.
Worse, SOE’s other big-name MMO, The Agency, has also been pushed back into next year.
Not so great. Thanks, Joystiq.
Mon, Oct 06, 2008 | 10:39 BST
Speaking to MTV, Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has confirmed that all SOE MMOs will appear on consoles from this point on.
“Yes,” he said, when asked if this were the case.
The firm’s next biggies, DC Universe Online, has been confirmed for PS3 from the off.
Smedley said recently that SOE was looking at PSP for MMOs.