Daybreak Games Receives Investment From NantWorks to Develop Mobile H1Z1 and EverQuest
It's been a busy week in financial and industry news and to make it even busier Daybreak announced today that it received a strategic investment from NantWorks to develop H1Z1 and EverQuest for mobile.
“NantWorks, a diversified holding company, today announced that it has made a strategic investment in Daybreak Game Company, a leading developer and publisher of multiplayer online games. In connection with the investment, NantWorks has obtained a controlling interest in a new joint venture with Daybreak, NantG Mobile, LLC, which has been formed to develop and publish mobile versions of Daybreak’s current games – H1Z1and EverQuest – and to build and publish video games across all platforms. In addition, the JV will now assume control and management of the current PC H1Z1 Battle Royale game. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO and Chairman of NantWorks and Owner and Executive Chairman of the Los Angeles Times, will join Daybreak’s board of directors.”
No word on when to expect these new mobile games, but whether you like mobile games or not, this is good news for Daybreak. If their mobile games catch on it will mean they can continue to support and grow their existing PC games.
Source: Official announcement