Daybreak Game Studios has been hit by layoffs at both its Austin and San Diego Studios locations according to an announcement and people close to the studio. The studio recently broke away from Sony where it was known as Sony Online Entertainment
David Georgeson confirmed that he is no longer in charge of EverQuest via his Twitter account
Yeah, I’m sorry folks but it’s true. LM, eqn, eq and eqii are no longer guided by moi. Other dreamers will steer now.
— David Georgeson (@DaveGeorgeson) February 11, 2015
As part of a strategic decision to rationalize the business, Daybreak Game Company announced today that it will eliminate positions in both its San Diego and Austin studios. This alignment of resources better positions the newly independent studio for future growth opportunities and developments, including delivering on its legacy of making top online games and establishing a solid foundation for future multi-platform success. These reductions will not affect the operation of current games and the company will continue on its mission to partner with its player community to drive the future and push the boundaries of online gaming.
We wish those affected all the best for their future endeavor.