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Everquest Next - Preview @ Eurogamer

by Couchpotato, 2013-08-13 00:49:09

Eurogamer has another preview of Everquest Next and ask, "Will there be a PlayStation 4 version?"

The EverQuest Next development team may be focused entirely on the PC launch platform at present, but the ambitious MMO may eventually be released for the PlayStation 4, according to David Georgeson, producer for Sony Online Entertainment.

"We're very serious about this being a PC-orientated launch," Georgeson said at the SOE Live event in Las Vegas.

"Now, you're dumb not to explore other options with a business of this type, but we're very serious about developing for the PC. You know the company knows a lot about the PlayStation 4 - look at DC Universe Online and Planetside 2 - so we have a lot of people becoming extraordinarily knowledgeable with that box. We're not adverse to the idea, but we're not going down that path yet."

Georgeson's comments came alongside EverQuest Next's first in-depth reveal. Built using voxel technology, the new EverQuest MMO offers up an unusual amount of freedom as players destroy environments and create permanent structures using the social Rallying Call feature.

So, how exactly will the servers work in comparison with traditional MMOs, and how will the team cope with quieter realms?

"Every world will be unique from the others in that players will be advancing the story in different ways at different times," Georgeson said. "And so, obviously, different worlds will be different to other ones.

"A lot of players will stick with their current community and friends, hang out that way and make it work. Some will want to flip from server to server, and we intend to make that a lot easier than it has been in the past - although we're not committed to details on that yet.

"We want to make it really easy for players to move back and forth between the worlds so they can experiment and see different things. For instance, if you roll up a new world, it might start all the way back at the beginning of the storyline.

Information about

Everquest Next

SP/MP: Massive
Setting: Fantasy
Platform: PC
Release: In development