Tag Archives: SOE
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 16:02 GMT
Planetside 2′s John Smedley has become a mainstay on these pages for being so damn quotable. This time he’s been discussing his studio Sony Online Entertainment’s capability for bringing its games to PS3. He believes it can be done. Find out what he had to say below.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 13:09 GMT
PlanetSide 2 normally asks that you buy in-game Station Cash to fuel your experience, but the generous types at Sony Online Entertainment are tripling your wonga on Friday only. Their plan? To ride off into the sunset with your riches before the world ends. True story.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 | 00:52 GMT
Head of Sony Online Entertainment, John Smedley, said that PlanetSide 2 is bringing in more revenue than their other titles, even with it launching the week after the mega force that is Call of Duty.
Fri, Dec 07, 2012 | 10:35 GMT
Wed, Dec 05, 2012 | 09:08 GMT
Planetside 2 boss John Smedley has promised a aggressive war on cheaters currently active in SOE’s sprawling MMOFPS. He’s even called one banned player a “scumbag” over Twitter. Get the facts below.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 | 10:44 GMT
Planetside 2 developers SOE sure are an optimistic bunch aren’t they? Studio president John Smedley has outlined his grand plan for the long future of the MMOFPS, including new continents and much, much more. Check out his theories below.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 | 11:00 BST
PlanetSide 2 beta play is currently ongoing, and developer Sony Online Entertainment has issued a warning shot to aimbot hackers, threatening a banhammer attack if the nonsense doesn’t stop.
Tue, Oct 02, 2012 | 08:56 BST
DC Universe Online developer SOE has revealed a Halloween-themed DLC pack called The Witching Hour. It adds new costumes, missions and a story arc into the mix. There’s even a Halloween masquerade party. Dress sharp.
Wed, Sep 05, 2012 | 17:07 BST
PlanetSide 2 is currently in beta, and the timing couldn’t be better for SOE’s sequel. VG247′s Dave Cook speaks with the studio to find out why round two will be a winner for the team.
Wed, Sep 05, 2012 | 12:08 BST
PlanetSide 2 developer Sony Online Entertainment has told VG247 that although it hasn’t even released the game yet – which is set on the planet Auraxis – it is already open to the idea of adding more planets to the already sprawling MMOFPS.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 | 13:42 BST
Planetside 2 beta play has been ongoing now for a little while, and developer Sony Online Entertainment has revealed to VG247 how it’s been going, as well as its view on ‘dying’ subscription-based MMOs.
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 | 21:24 BST
We heard you like reading every little bit of news that comes out of a Games Convention, and we wouldn’t ever think of letting you down. Here’s the news which you might want to catch up on. Make sure to put your reading glasses on, because you’re going to need them!
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 | 00:29 GMT
Sony has revealed that 45% of those playing DC Universe Online are doing so from their PlayStation 3.
Thu, Feb 10, 2011 | 23:48 GMT
The latest Everquest II expansion draws closer, and Sony Entertainment Online is ramping up the hype machine. Come through for another set of chilly screens from the frozen tundra.
Wed, Jan 26, 2011 | 06:10 GMT
At this rate, we’ll only need to wait a few more years for the whole game.
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 | 02:13 BST
SOE’s John Smedly recently set up shop on Livejournal, and – instead of using it to discuss ethics, high art, the curing of cancer or other typical Livejournal topics – he’s decided to focus on videogames. Imagine that.
His most recent entry makes multiple mentions of “PlanetSide Next,” which we’re assuming to be the name of, er, the next PlanetSide.
“To me, Planetside Next means we get a chance to take the essence of everything that was fun in Planetside and make it a lot better. Massive battles on a scale no other FPS will touch. None of this 64 player stuff. REALLY MASSIVE. With much better organization, and a tight focus on making sure the action is always going on, with awesome graphics,” he wrote.
Mon, Jan 12, 2009 | 11:36 GMT
In an interview with GameDaily, Sony Online Entertainment Chief John Smedley placed his hopes for the future atop the bank accounts of PSN’s virgin masses, voicing his belief that SOE’s formerly PC-centric business will successfully open up shop in the console market.
“I think PS3 will be close to half our business,” he said. “There’s an audience now waiting for online games on the PS3. I believe PSN has over 15 million users today. It’s growing so quickly, we see a great user-base potential there.”
“I think a lot of the people who play PS3 games right now aren’t the same people playing MMOs right now. I think it’s going to bring in a lot of new players,” he added.
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