The React Podcast Episode 12 – Sony sells Sony Online Entertainment

Richard Bailey Jr. of The Koalition writes:
Earlier today, Sony sold Sony Online Entertainment to an investment firm by the name of Columbus Nova. While many may not think this is a big deal, the truth of the matter is that the move will have ramifications on future titles such as Everquest Next, H1Z1, and the PS4 release of Planetside 2.

Having picked up on the news as soon as it happened, we decided to record a brief react to share our candid thoughts on what this move could mean for Sony moving forward.

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Romudeth1146d ago

I never played any of the SOE titles but I can see how this is big news.

rbailey1146d ago

As an Xbox One owner, I surely won't complain if PlanetSide 2, H1Z1, and EverQuest Next all come over to the system lol The move itself though definitely makes you wonder what exactly is going on over at Sony these days.

Fro_xoxo1146d ago (Edited 1146d ago )

Who in their right minds would complain about more games to choose from? :)

I have to say. . Didn't see this coming. .

The beauty of it all is that, Microsoft didn't even have a part to play in it ^_^.

GameDev11146d ago

You mean just like Sony didnt have a part to play in Bungie making games for the PS4??

Wonder why that statement you made was necessary

You could play SOE games on PC anyway and until Planetside 2 beta, hardly any of their games made it to the Sony console, apart from DC online which was published by Warner Bros

HisRoyalFlyness1146d ago

I'd love to see you the Sony spin this into 'not important'

WeAreLegion1146d ago

"you the Sony" is always spinning stuff!

DeadlyOreo1146d ago

Don't start the fan boy rubbish. Please. Good news for Xbox One users though.

Benjammin251146d ago's not really. The PS4 is flying off the shelves, all those games are still coming to PS4 anyway, and the money they earned will help their financials a great deal.

GameDev11146d ago

No it is really not important if you actually put effort into finding out information

Last fiscal report, SOE cost a loss of 60 million when you consider how planetside is handled, H1Z1 and EverQuest Next production slow down

SOE published games never made it to the PS console (excluding PS2 delayed beta), with the new PS initiative of rebranding their entertainment to PS NOW, PS Video, PS Music, PS Vue, its easy to see why Sony would want to sell SOE

Good thing is that Sony got a good bit of money selling SOE and their IPs, and can put it into new IPs and First party studios for the PS brand

Bathyj1146d ago

Well it feels "not important" to "me the Sony" since Ive never played a SOE game and never planned to.

If they were if fact costing them money then why not sell them? Why throw good money after bad?

Before you go and disagree with me, arent you the same guy who said Sony should dump Vita cos its on life support?

Besides, its SOE, its not like theyre selling Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch or Santa Monica. That would be a lost I would care about.

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AngelicIceDiamond1146d ago

I'm glad allot more people are excepting this bit of news. Its not coming lightly to some.

But I rather these games get multiplated/thrive than get cancelled never see them again.

Walker1146d ago

Guess they realized the best way to sell PS4s is to stop paying people to make PC games.

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