The Daybreak site has been updated with the latest in a series of "business type" news stories today: "NantWorks, a diversified holding company, today announced that it has made a strategic investment in Daybreak Game Company". NantWorks has purchased a controlling interest in a new venture with Daybreak called NantG Mobile LLC "which has been formed to develop and publish mobile versions of Daybreak's current games -- H1Z1 & EverQuest".
In addition, NantG will be working "to build and publish video games across all platforms starting with "Z1 Battle Royale, a revitalized H1Z1 Battle Royale Game". Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO and Chairman of NantWorks and the owner of the Los Angeles Times will become a member of the Daybreak board of directors.
“Daybreak’s well tested game engine currently running Everquest and H1Z1, combined with the proprietary next generation mobile game engine which we will develop and launch in the joint venture, are platforms which will enable unprecedented scale and provide enjoyment to millions of simultaneous players,” said John Wiacek, NantG Mobile’s Head of Game Engine Development.
NantWorks is building a new office complex in Los Angeles, conveniently located near the LA Times HQ that will include "an event space, LA Times production studio and esports arenas with fiber inter-connectivity at a global scale".
Read the full press announcement on the Daybreak site.