Sony Online Entertainment, the creator of zombie MMO H1Z1 and EverQuest among others, has has been acquired by investment management firm Columbus Nova.

The studio will become Daybreak Games and effectively operate as an independent development studio with a focus on creating online games. Importantly, the acquisition means the studio is no longer tied to Sony, and able to create games for PlayStation, Xbox, mobile and more.

"So what exactly does this mean for you? It will be business as usual and all SOE games will continue on their current path of development and operation" explained the studio in a blog. "In fact, we expect to have even more resources available to us as a result of this acquisition. It also means new exciting developments for our existing IP and games as we can now fully embrace the multi-platform world we are living in.

"Our games and players are the heart and soul of our organization, and we are committed to maintaining our portfolio of online games and pushing the limits of where we can take online gaming together. "

Daybreak president John Smedley took to Twitter to clarify matters, stating that "all of our games are still here and will continue to be".

"Can't wait to make Xbox One games!" he added.

In addition to DC Universe Online and H1Z1, Daybreak is currently beta testing PlanetSide 2 on PS4. It wouldn't be a surprise to see all three titles make their way to Xbox One at some point in the future.

Source: SOE