New Management for MTGO: Wizards announces partnership with Daybreak Games
Starting in 2022, Daybreak Games will be on charge of Magic Online's development and publishing. The company is known for its work with MMORPG games.
Daybreak Gamesfor the management, development and publishing of the
Magic Onlineplatform. According to the announcement, the transition to Daybreak Games will occur gradually, with the staff responsible for managing the game moving to a new studio at Daybreak, and with the initial focus on keeping the program running smoothly during this period. After the transition is complete, we can expect to have news of what the company intends for the Magic Online platform, such as upgrading some systems and updating the battlefield and other areas of the game, such as the Command Zone.
Who is Daybreak Games?
Daybreak Gamesis a company founded in 1997, under the brand Sony Online Entertainment, with a focus on digital online games, in particular MMORPGs, and responsible for some well-known titles of the genre, as the Online RPG
EverQuest. In 2015, this Sony department was sold to Columbus Nova, where it was then renamed Daybreak Games The company was also responsible for other titles, such as
Star Wars Galaxies,
DC Universe Onlineand
H1Z1, considered one of the first games in the Battle Royale genre, in addition to having in its recent portfolio, games such as
Dungeons & Dragons Onlineand
Lord of the Rings OnlineIn 2020, it was sold to Enad Global 7 AB, for US$300 million, and is currently a subsidiary of it. Daybreak Games has previously worked with Magic on
Magic: The Gathering - Tactics, a tactical strategy game released for PC in 2011 and discontinued in 2014. SOURCE: MTGO State of the Game