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Old 2015-02-11, 09:49 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Daybreak Games Hit With Layoffs, Matt Higby resigns


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Old 2015-02-11, 09:49 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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A sad day.

Last year when this happened I knew there were a bunch of people left. This year I don't even know who is left?
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Old 2015-02-12, 02:23 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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A terrible thing to hear, very sorry for all those effected

There goes any hope I had for DB getting themselves back on track.
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Old 2015-02-12, 04:25 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Very sad for everyone there, even for those that dodged the bullet. It can't be fun seeing people you like and respect having to leave.

As regards to the question 'what does this mean for ps2' I don't think we can say. We know that Smedley said several days ago that he was looking forward to porting games to teh XBOX ... so..... after the ps4 port is done they'll presumably be getting on with that.
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Old 2015-02-12, 08:57 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Pretty cool post from David over on Reddit.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Planetside/c..._novadaybreak/
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Old 2015-02-12, 09:48 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Pretty cool post from David over on Reddit.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Planetside/c..._novadaybreak/
yes very cool. Whenever I read his postings I thought he seemed like a good guy.
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Old 2015-02-12, 02:23 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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FFS! Whats gonna go on with PS1 then!
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Old 2015-02-12, 08:19 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Sad news but I am mostly surprised how soon it happened! Best wishes to all those impacted.
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Old 2015-02-12, 08:48 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Addressing the situation.

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Old 2015-02-12, 10:45 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Welps now Higby has departed.

Hey guys -
Working on Planetside 2 has been the absolute highlight of my career, but after 4 years working on the game, it's time for a change. Today was my last day on the Planetside 2 team and at Daybreak games. This is a move I've been considering for a while now, and the reorganization provided the right opportunity for me to exit.

Planetside 2 is in great hands, with terrific people who honestly care about the game and the players. I can't stress this enough, the folks working on every aspect of the game, developers, marketing, community are talented, hard working people who care more than you can imagine - I'm fully confident they're going to do an amazing job on the next leg of the journey.

Finally, I wanted to thank all of you in the Planetside 2 community with whom I've shared the last few years, whether in stream chat, tweets, pms or comments you guys have motivated and inspired me all along. You are an amazing community that I'm looking forward to remaining a member of for a long time.

See you on Auraxis!
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Old 2015-02-13, 03:27 AM   [Ignore Me] #11
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I know this is a very sad and difficult time for DB and all the staff effected, PS2 has lost some good people and I don't doubt the development of the game will slow down even further but like all things there is an opportunity for Planetside 2 to have a fresh start.
I've said this before but they should release the Planetside 2 map maker on the player studio.
Honestly who's more passionate for the game than the players. Could you imagine if we were making the continents and redesigning the bases to be what they should be.
Just look at all the amazing helmets that have been created or the concept armor people have crafted for the three factions.

Instead of having 4 maps you could have the proper world of Auraxis again with a real continental lattice.
It's a pretty huge resource that remains untapped.
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Old 2015-02-13, 04:21 AM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Wow, Higby!

I am surprised by the timing but I'm not surprised that he has decided to leave. As someone who has been involved in many projects in the same there comes a time when you feel you have done all you need to and that it's time to look for another challenge.

I don't know if you'll read this Matt but thanks very much for for positive and enthusiastic attitude and for your immense patience and even though I no longer play and I'm a devout follower of the religion that is PS1 I often look at a PS2 fan-made video of some action and I go 'wow'.

Best wishes.
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Old 2015-02-13, 08:47 AM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Its a damn shame :/
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Old 2015-02-13, 08:52 AM   [Ignore Me] #14
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I have a feeling Rum and Cola may be re-incarnated in Raleigh real soon
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Old 2015-02-13, 10:01 AM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Seems like such a short time ago that Higby and TRay were zipping around PS1 in a skyguard getting the playerbase hyped for PS2's beta.


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