Sony Online Entertainment Sold To Investment Firm

San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment, the developer of EverQuest and other massively multiplayer, online games, has been sold to investment management firm Columbus Nova, SOE said this morning. The company said it has been acquird by Columbus Nova, which will rename the company Daybreak Game Company, and will continue to operate as an independent game development studio. The company said that it will be "business as usual" for game players, but that the move will allow it to expand into a multi-platform gaming company, supporting PlayStation, Xbox, mobile, and other platforms. The company specifically said the move will allow it to "embrace the multi-platform world we are living in."