Daybreak acquires Singularity 6 to expand horizons for multiplayer online games

Daybreak Game Company, a leading publisher and developer of large-scale multiplayer online games, has announced the acquisition of Singularity 6, the Los Angeles-based developer, renowned for its popular multiplayer cozy community online game, Palia.

Founded in 2018, Singularity 6 is a live-service online game studio led by former senior game development talent from Riot Games and composed of a highly skilled AAA development team. S6 is dedicated to creating a unique blend of large-scale multiplayer online worlds with engaging gameplay experiences from top-tier life simulation games. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Singularity 6 to Daybreak Games,” stated Ji Ham, CEO of Daybreak Games. “S6 is an exceptional addition to our development studios, known for their success in creating expansive online games and content. Palia, their debut title, is a remarkable addition to our online portfolio. We eagerly anticipate working with the S6 team to enhance Palia’s online experience across all major gaming platforms and to continue expanding their player community for years to come.”

Palia, currently in Open Beta for PC and Nintendo Switch, offers a wide range of engaging gameplay activities such as farming, crafting, homebuilding and décor, fishing, hunting, and questing. These activities can be enjoyed with friends and family, as well as new acquaintances made through Palia’s growing online community. Palia provides a unique experience where social and community elements meet deeply engaging life simulation gameplay.

Anthony Leung, co-founder and CEO of Singularity 6, shared his excitement, saying, “Our team is ecstatic to join the Daybreak Games family. From the beginning, our goal has been to create alternate worlds that enrich players’ lives. We believe we are on the right path with Palia and are grateful for the initial player reception and support. Our ultimate aim is to make Palia accessible to every gamer who wants to play it, and we believe partnering with Daybreak, with their proven track record of building enduring gaming communities, is the best way to achieve this. We look forward to benefiting from their experience, expertise, and investment in Singularity 6 and Palia.”

Initially released in Open Beta on S6’s own PC platform in August 2023, Palia expanded to the Epic Game Store in October 2023, followed by its release on Nintendo Switch in December 2023, and on Steam in March 2024. Throughout the Open Beta, the S6 team has continuously delivered new gameplay and content, increasing player population and engagement. With over 4 million players and more than 100,000 daily active users as of June 2024, Palia’s player base is expected to grow further as the game progresses toward its full release across all major platforms.

Written by Sophie Blake


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