EverQuest Next, still in development by Sony Online Entertainment in collaboration with Namaste Entertainment's Storybricks team, is the latest MMORPG in the EverQuest franchise. This game is neither a prequel or sequel to the other games of the franchise, but is set in an alternative version of the game world of Norrath. While many locations and characters will be carried over, the game history and canon is likely to have significant differences from that established in the previous games.
Platforms[edit | edit source]
The game will be available on PC & PS4.
Payment model[edit | edit source]
EverQuest Next is expected to be available under a free-to-play model similar to other offerings by Sony Online Entertainment. It is not yet known if there will be a subscription option.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The game is described as the "biggest sandbox ever designed." The game's world will not be divided into zones like most MMORPG worlds; instead, the entire world will be seamless.
SOEmote, a combination of facial recognition and voice font technology, is expected to be integrated into the game. This allows a character's facial expressions to mimic those of the player and allows the player's voice to be altered according to a chosen "voice font."
Little additional information is available at the time of this writing; more information is expected to be released at SOE Live on August 2, 2013.
Graphics[edit | edit source]
The game will be based on the same ForgeLight engine currently being used by Planetside 2.