Vanguard to swap publishers

Sony acquiring PC MMO from Microsoft

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Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, the long-awaited massively multiplayer online role-playing game from EverQuest creator Brad McQuaid, is due out this winter - but who will publish it? Probably not Microsoft, as Sony Online Entertainment is currently snagging the publishing rights.

In a press release, Sigil Games CEO Brad McQuaid said, %26ldquo;As the development process is ongoing and constantly shifting, it became clear that Microsoft Game Studios and Sigil had varying visions and direction for the title%26rsquo;s development.In the best interest of Vanguard, it was decided that we would buy back the publishing rights from Microsoft.%26rdquo;

Microsoft has showcased Vanguard for the past two years; Microsoft and Sigil brought the game by to show GamesRadarjust a few months ago. In a potentially awkward three-way, Microsoft, SOE, and Sigil will all showcase the game at E3. Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is still expected to come out by the end of the year.

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