There was some news a bit back about Daybreak Games registering some new trademarks, specifically Darkpaw Games and Rogues Planet Games.
Since then some of us have been waiting for a sign, and indication as to what these new company names really mean, if they mean anything at all.
This past week I wanted the latest episode of the EverQuest Show and saw they had in the background at one point an indication that maybe Twitter accounts had been setup for the new company.
So I immediately went to Twitter to search that down. Sure enough, I quickly found @DarkpawGames along with three accounts related to Rogue Planet Games, one of the other recently registered names. They were @RoguePlanetG, @RoguePlanetSD, and @RoguePlanetOps. So I immediately followed them all.
I guess that is some indication as to a division of the company maybe? “SD” seems likely to be “San Diego,” where Daybreak has its HQ. “Ops” is perhaps technical status, and I have no idea what “G” might be, unless NantG Mobile, which at one point was supposed to put H1Z1 and EverQuest on our phones, is still in the picture somehow.
And then, in exploring the people who followed those four I found a fifth account.
Both Bronze Age Studios and Golden Age Studios have been thrown about in the discussion about Daybreak doing… whatever it is they are doing… but only Golden Age Studios is from the July time frame. That it has the suffix “TX” seems a nod to a Texas location, which is where the team that works on DC Universe Online was, and probably still is, located. Since “Golden Age” is often used to denote a specific era in comic books, it seems that maybe DCUO might be going its own way as well?
Anyway, it is all applications and speculation at this point. We’re all still waiting for that 3pm on Friday press release that will drop the news. If I had to guess at a day for that, I would say Friday, August 30th, since that is the Friday before a three day weekend in the US, which minimizes the amount of attention the press release is likely to get.