Planetside 2 Director Leaves The Developer Formerly Known As Sony Online Entertainment

PlanetSide2_3Planetside 2 is probably one of the most successful titles developed by Daybreak Game Company in the last few years, who until recently, were known as Sony Online Entertainment. The massively multiplayer first person shooter also recently broke the world record for the most players in a sinalge FPS game at one time. 

Unfortunately, the game has just lost it’s creative director Matt Higby. Some might claim this is due to a riff after the developers break away from Sony, but the director cooled that talk on Reddit by saying this has been a long gestating move.

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.

It’s hard to say if this will affect the game in any meaningful way, but with the recent studio change and now a top tier reshuffle, I’d understand if a few fans are a little worried.