The lights are on
Sony’s newest MMO project, EverQuest Next, was unveiled at Fan Faire over three years ago. Earlier this month we learned that EverQuest Next Landmark, a standalone companion, will allow EverQuest Next players to construct buildings and alter landscapes within the game in Minecraft-like fashion. Today Sony released the video below to demonstrate what this looks like.
Sony is advertising Next Landmark as an opportunity for EverQuest Next players to participate in the development of the game. While anybody can play around with the game, Sony will monitor submissions and choose a select few for inclusion in the actual EverQuest Next world. As seen in the video, the new Norrath will be a very malleable place.
We don’t know yet know EverQuest Next’s release date, but we do know that Next Landmark is set to launch this winter. Both titles are free-to-play, though little is known about Sony’s plans for monetization.
That looks really good. The tools seem like they'll be powerful while still allowing creations to fit in perfectly with the world. I really hope it's not a let down
Agreed Fawzi - I wonder how many people will take advantage of these powerful tools.
This doesn't look half bad! I wonder what the time commitment would be like if you set out to actually build something extraordinary.
It does look very nice.
Well there goes my productivity, when it launches...
Oh..Oh I can see myself losing a looooooooooooot of time to this...oh christ..
I'm a fan of this. A big fan. MMO worlds should evolve, and players should shape that world... I never thought about doing it so literally, but this Minecraft-like solution definitely fits the bill regardless :) Here's hoping it keeps Everquest 3's world and content fresh & engaging for a long, long time.
After TES: Online and Wildstar went subscription, this is the only mmo I'm looking forward to now. Hope it doesn't disappoint.