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Cryptic Co-Founder Jack Emmert Named CEO of Daybreak Austin

BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,565

imageCryptic Co-Founder Jack Emmert Named CEO of Daybreak Austin

Out of left field, it seems that Cryptic Studios' Co-Founder Jack Emmert has been named as CEO of Daybreak Austin, the studio responsible for DC Universe Online.

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,227
    This was a surprise announcement and a positive one for Daybreak I think.

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  • jesteralwaysjesteralways Member RarePosts: 2,560
    From one broken studio to another, he must feel great.

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    *yawn*
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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,159
    I like Jack from back in my CoH days. But Daybreak is dead to me after cancelling Everquest Next. 

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  • ArglebargleArglebargle Member RarePosts: 2,808
    CoH got better after Jack and crew headed off to found Cryptic.   Well , maybe he has learned something along the way.

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  • NightHaveNNightHaveN Member UncommonPosts: 1,051

    Amathe said:

    I like Jack from back in my CoH days. But Daybreak is dead to me after cancelling Everquest Next. 



    I haven't played previous EQ titles much, but IMO the cancel was the right call. By looks alone the title was moving from previous EQ titles to a WoW & Wildstar kind of art.
  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 3,809
    Hmmm.  I wonder if this means something 'hero-based' might be in the works at Daybreak?  DCUO isn't the best MMORPG; it could use significant improvement, maybe via expansions.  Of course, since Emmert is coming directly from Cryptic, maybe Daybreak wants some insight into lockbox loot technology.

    Jack, forget about that portion of your life, please.

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  • jesteralwaysjesteralways Member RarePosts: 2,560

    Amathe said:

    I like Jack from back in my CoH days. But Daybreak is dead to me after cancelling Everquest Next. 



    I haven't played previous EQ titles much, but IMO the cancel was the right call. By looks alone the title was moving from previous EQ titles to a WoW & Wildstar kind of art.
    The art style was still better than the fugly ass art style EQ and EQ2 have, it would have been a huge improvement.

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  • ceratop001ceratop001 Member RarePosts: 1,594
    Not totally surprised the guy has been a mega comic book fan ever since he was a kid.
     
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,934
    I wonder if he will also be overseeing the EQ/EQ2 franchises. EQ2 is in desperate need of better leadership. I'm giving my All Access 3 more months in hopes that Longdale starts righting the ship.

    If this only affects DCUO then it doesn't really do much for. I don't play that game.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,227
    Torval said:
    I wonder if he will also be overseeing the EQ/EQ2 franchises. EQ2 is in desperate need of better leadership. I'm giving my All Access 3 more months in hopes that Longdale starts righting the ship.

    If this only affects DCUO then it doesn't really do much for. I don't play that game.
    Agreed. I am playing EQ2 less and less. I hope they turn some attention to it soon or after more than decade of support I may have to put it to rest. 

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  • SamhaelSamhael Member RarePosts: 1,297
    I believe this announcement is proof that Daybreak hasn't hit rock bottom. (but I'm not sure how much lower they can dig)
  • museandalimuseandali Member UncommonPosts: 67
    Nerfsman joining DCUO? I guess Melee DPS are going to be nerfed 80% in effectiveness soon.
  • SaltyDog79SaltyDog79 Member UncommonPosts: 111
    Well Daybreak already seems like it has cancer... adding a little more can't hurt, right?
  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Member EpicPosts: 16,775
    edited June 2016
    To be honest, out of all the top Early Access games H1Z1 has got to be the worst of them by a long shot. Why do people insist on talking about games like H1Z1 and No Man Sky when there are so many other options that are a LOT better is something I will never fully understand

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  • junzo316junzo316 Member UncommonPosts: 1,712
    CoH/V got much better after he left, I think.  Good luck to him and DayBreak.

  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 17,642
    My hunch/guess is that DBG is finding out,they do not have the people in place to assure success of the company and are struggling badly.
    I have no idea what they see in him or what they think he can offer them,perhaps just the only guy they could find  at a reasonable price.

    I feel within a year there will be some much bigger news coming out of DBG.Smedley baited them in,they likely regret their decision to take over SOE gaming.

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 17,642
    Normally i would like to feel some compassion for a business trying to do well,trying to improve what was a dire bad situation,however knowing what i do about the owner,he is as close to being mafia as it  comes.So i couldn't care less if DBG loses it's shirt through this bad decision.

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  • xpowderxxpowderx Member UncommonPosts: 2,078
    Cool, perhaps some work on EQ2 coming?  Daybreak picking up some big name is a good thing!
  • CombspeCombspe Member UncommonPosts: 136
    I don't care about this, so next?
  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Member EpicPosts: 16,775
    edited June 2016
    Wizardry said:
    Normally i would like to feel some compassion for a business trying to do well,trying to improve what was a dire bad situation,however knowing what i do about the owner,he is as close to being mafia as it  comes.So i couldn't care less if DBG loses it's shirt through this bad decision.
    Thing is, what about RUST? What about 7 Days to Die? what about all the others?
    Do we really need to lamet and cry crocodile tears that a company backed with AAA dolllars cant hack it in the indie market? nope

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,934
    SEANMCAD said:
    Wizardry said:
    Normally i would like to feel some compassion for a business trying to do well,trying to improve what was a dire bad situation,however knowing what i do about the owner,he is as close to being mafia as it  comes.So i couldn't care less if DBG loses it's shirt through this bad decision.
    Thing is, what about RUST? What about 7 Days to Die? what about all the others?
    Do we really need to lamet and cry crocodile tears that a company backed with AAA dolllars cant hack it in the indie market? nope
    Rust is a cheating hackfest and do PC gamers care about made for console titles like 7 days to die?

    This isn't really about lamenting or indie market at all. It's about a new CEO and what he's going to be in charge of. What does that mean for the entire stable and not just the "yet another survival title". The survival games are a dime a dozen now.
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  • GladDogGladDog Member RarePosts: 1,059
    IMO this was a mistake.  Jak Emmert held back progress for the CoH/V game until he was told to change or quit.  After he oversaw the change, he quit.  CoH was great fun, but it needed a lot of simple fixes that never got done until after Emmert left.

    I was involved in Champions Online since shortly after it went to alpha.  He took a terrific, fun game with a ton of potential, and turned it into moreofthesameMMORPG.  I was so disenchanted I didn't even buy it.

    Plus he was in charge of some of the worst P2W cash shop games that have ever existed; Perfect World, Forsaken World and Swordsman Online.  I won't put the entire blame on him, these were Chinese imports.  But he and his cronies didn't do much to fix the P2W 'features'.

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    If he wants to get on my good side, he needs to do something very positive with the EQ franchise.  Remastering EQ2 with a modern game engine, and tying it into Landmark would be a great first step that could reap benefits within a year.  And of course some version of EQ3 needs to be on the horizon...


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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,227
    GladDog said:
    IMO this was a mistake.  Jak Emmert held back progress for the CoH/V game until he was told to change or quit.  After he oversaw the change, he quit.  CoH was great fun, but it needed a lot of simple fixes that never got done until after Emmert left.

    I was involved in Champions Online since shortly after it went to alpha.  He took a terrific, fun game with a ton of potential, and turned it into moreofthesameMMORPG.  I was so disenchanted I didn't even buy it.

    Plus he was in charge of some of the worst P2W cash shop games that have ever existed; Perfect World, Forsaken World and Swordsman Online.  I won't put the entire blame on him, these were Chinese imports.  But he and his cronies didn't do much to fix the P2W 'features'.

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    If he wants to get on my good side, he needs to do something very positive with the EQ franchise.  Remastering EQ2 with a modern game engine, and tying it into Landmark would be a great first step that could reap benefits within a year.  And of course some version of EQ3 needs to be on the horizon...
    Insightful post my friend. I do hope some benefit for EQ2 is gained. They needed talent. It is in question whether or not this was the answer for that. Sometimes it just takes the right situation for a person and a team to do good things. I hope for all the games involved that is the case. I have my doubts. 

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  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Member EpicPosts: 16,775
    edited June 2016
    Torval said:
    SEANMCAD said:
    Wizardry said:
    Normally i would like to feel some compassion for a business trying to do well,trying to improve what was a dire bad situation,however knowing what i do about the owner,he is as close to being mafia as it  comes.So i couldn't care less if DBG loses it's shirt through this bad decision.
    Thing is, what about RUST? What about 7 Days to Die? what about all the others?
    Do we really need to lamet and cry crocodile tears that a company backed with AAA dolllars cant hack it in the indie market? nope
    Rust is a cheating hackfest and do PC gamers care about made for console titles like 7 days to die?

    This isn't really about lamenting or indie market at all. It's about a new CEO and what he's going to be in charge of. What does that mean for the entire stable and not just the "yet another survival title". The survival games are a dime a dozen now.
    made for console games like 7 Days to Die?

    and you want to be taken seriously?

    yeah...not so much

    not ignored by the way but never taken seriously for sure. I will assume hench forth you are just trolling until you un-fuck that

    excuse me while I look up some stories about hacking in H1Z1
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