Daybreak Game Company Claims They Are Not Owned By Columbus Nova
26 April 2018
“we want to set the record straight”
Daybreak Game Company LLC
In short, Daybreak Game Company claims they are not owned by Columbus Nova.
Multiple publications, such as Games Industry and Massively Overpowered, have speculated that the announcement has to do with the U.S. Department of the Treasury freezing Russian assets.
- Sony Online Entertainment Sold To Investment Firm (Erik Kain, February 2, 2015)
- "Sony Online Entertainment, newly rebranded as Daybreak, is a great addition to our existing portfolio of technology, media and entertainment focused companies. We see tremendous opportunities for growth with the expansion of the company's game portfolio through multi-platform offerings as well as an exciting portfolio of new quality games," said Jason Epstein, Senior Partner of Columbus Nova"
- "We are excited to join Columbus Nova's impressive roster of companies." John Smedley
Or this 'shiney' from Venture Beat.
- Columbus Nova has no plans to shut down any Sony Online Entertainment games (Jeff Grubb, February 2, 2015)
- "The company (Columbus Nova) says it takes a "long-term view" on investing, and the company plans to apply that philosophy to its new game developer"
- "I imagine Columbus Nova will look to expand revenues on consoles, PC, mobile, and tablet and then decide what to do with Daybreak," Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter
Presuming she's not hit by the current round of Daybreak layoffs.
The current Daybreak Games Privacy page makes this statement.
That current section differs from past Privacy pages. Such as this 'sparkly' from September 03 2017. Courtesy of the Internet Archive WayBackMachine.
Depending on your level of lawyer-ese, the sentence states Columbus Nova "directly or indirectly owns fifty percent" of Daybreak.
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