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EverQuest Next will use a heavily modified version of the ForgeLight engine, which was developed in house by Sony Online Entertainment for Planetside2. From the PS2 website:

ForgeLight was created from the ground up to support the complex environments, fast-paced combat and vibrant colors of Sony Online Entertainment's next generation of online games.
PlanetSide 2 showcases the beauty, depth and fluidity possible in next-gen MMOs thanks to the power and versatility of the ForgeLight engine.

ForgeLight allows for incredible armor details, realistic cloth and hair flow, dramatic day to night changes and more.