|Digital Release||PC (Online)
August 27, 2009
December 07, 2010 (NA)
December 08, 2010 (EU)
September 11, 2012
|Delisting||December 19, 2015 – PlayStation 3 (NA)
August 2016 – July 2017 – PlayStation 3 (EU)
October 2016 – Desura
Sony Online Entertainment/Daybreak Game Company (PlayStation 3)
|Available On||Amazon (Qlione)
DLsite (Qlione 2) [JP]
|Links||Desura store page [Archive]
Rockin’ Android game page [Archive]
Qlione Evolve on PlayStation 3 was delisted no later than December 19th, 2015 in the US and is one of many delisted titles from the studio formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment. The game was available on the European PlayStation Store but was delisted between August 2016 and July 2017. The game was also available through Desura but the service was purchased in October of 2016 and is currently offline.
As of June 2023, Qlione 1 remains available for download on PC through Amazon. The localized version of Qlione 2 is no longer available, however the original PC version of the game can be purchased on DLsite.
The Dawning of Daybreak
It was confirmed on February 2nd, 2015 that Sony had sold its internal development studio, Sony Online Entertainment, to the investment firm Columbus Nova. The studio was renamed Daybreak Game Company and their focus shifted entirely to multiplayer online games.
“This means that effective immediately SOE will operate as an independent game development studio where we will continue to focus on creating exceptional online games for players around the world, and now as a multi-platform gaming company,” said SOE/Daybreak President John Smedley.
By February 11th Columbus Nova had laid off an unconfirmed number of Daybreak employees in a move to “rationalize the business” including EverQuest lead, David Georgeson. In July, John Smedley stepped down as President amid personal attacks by the hacker group Lizard Squad and had resigned from the company by August 24th, 2015.
With the change in corporate identity from SOE to Daybreak the licensing deals on existing games would need to be renewed or renegotiated. Between their focus on online games and the decrease in staff and budget it is assumed that Daybreak let many of these licenses expire. After the acquisition in February of 2015 the following SOE published titles were delisted:
- Plants vs. Zombies (February, EU/NA)
- Akimi Village (July, EU/NA)
- Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition (August, NA)
- The Gundemonium Collection (October, AU/EU/NA):
- Crescent Pale Mist (November, NA)
- Qlione Evolve (December, NA)
The following titles were delisted within the year preceding the sale of Sony Online Entertainment and may have been the first victims of the impending acquisition even before it was finalized:
About the Game
“Metamorphose onto a higher level with Qlione Evolve, which includes both the original evolution game, Qlione 1 and its successor, Qlione 2! Start off in the world as a lone amoeba and fight your way to the top! Collect protein orbs to give you a boost and evolve your character, then release various bombs attacks sending your enemies back to their primitive forms. It’s easy to understand, but challenging to get through! This game will have you marveling at the overall designs while dodging constant enemy assault. Defeat 8 levels in each game and acquire 21 PlayStation®Network trophies for your collection.”
- 2 full games, 8 challenging levels in each game
- Pumping techno soundtrack
- Play with your own custom soundtrack
- Strange other-worldly liquid space environments
- 21 PlayStation®Network trophies
- Online leaderboard rankings