John Smedleyfrom his position as president of last month, after a difficult period in which he and his family were targeted and harassed by hacker groups. The final straw appeared to be a major DDoS attack on Daybreak’s game servers, including those for Planetside 2 and H1Z1.
Originally it was though Smedley would return to the company in a new role after a short break, but Daybreak has now confirmed that this isn’t the case.
“On behalf of Daybreak, we wish Smed well in his new endeavors," a representativevia email. “Any questions regarding his new business should be directed to him.”
A post from last week on Smedley’sreveals that he will indeed be taking on the role of CEO at a new company, but details aside from that are thin on the ground right now. According to Game Informer, Smedley will reveal all in the next few weeks.
Former Daybreak president John Smedley to join new company as CEO
24 August 2015 | By Nick Horth