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Sony Announces EverQuest Next for PS4 and New IP; Planetside 2 Coming in the First Half of 2014

During an AMA-style Q&A on reddit Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley dropped news that PS4 and MMORPG fans will love. (EverQuest Next, Planetside 2, PS4)

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HexxedAvenger  +   743d ago
And now I'm set
ThanatosDMC  +   743d ago
In Sony We Trust
combatcash   743d ago | Personal attack | show
Hatsune-Miku   743d ago | Spam
C_Menz  +   743d ago

Poorly optimized? Maybe when it was first released. Since then it has improved drastically and runs great on any PC remotely geared towards gaming.
combatcash  +   743d ago

It's been improved but the performance still isn't too great at least not on my pc. I can run most games maxed out without any issues, maybe my pc doesn't like this game.
cleft5  +   742d ago
So happy they made it official.
pedrof93  +   742d ago
Finnaly !
360ICE  +   742d ago

I though Planetside 2 was pretty well-optimized. Seeing how there are at least tens of players on screen all the time I'm amazed my only fairly powerful PC can run it on rather high settings.
kopicha  +   742d ago
I didnt expect to see this coming. EQN? Man...
Prime157  +   742d ago
Combat, you probably need more ram? My old 8800gtx ran it fine with 8gigs of ram on win 7, and that was was awhile ago. Ram is usually the biggest thing in mmos with lots of players being able to show up on screen.

If you aren't familiar, that gtx8800 is an old card, pretty much the same power, or less, than the ps3 and 360.
Justindark  +   742d ago
thats just creepy.
GemmaBeauregard   743d ago | Spam
DonDon  +   743d ago
Will it be F2P on PS4? I always wanted to try Everquest but my pc sucks
G20WLY  +   742d ago
That would be nice but I doubt it. I'd heard of Everquest, but never played it. CertifiedGamer shared a video below - you can't give something that cool away, surely?!

Here's the video:
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DeadlyFire  +   742d ago
Yes. Everquest Next and Everquest Landmark will both be free to play I believe. Its on the official site's FAQ First question What is Everquest Next? Click it and says clear as day free to play. Landmark is the same as well.

I don't see why it wouldn't be the same on PS4 considering how many free to play MMOs are already set for PS4 that keep their free to play status.
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Retard  +   742d ago
They have always given the free trials...
GribbleGrunger  +   743d ago
They haven't said anything about Everquest: Landmark but I'm assuming it will also come to the PS4. If people aren't familiar with Landmark, it's basically LBP for MMO fans.
sobekflakmonkey  +   742d ago
I think Everquest Next and Landmark are the same thing, Landmark being the alpha/beta program they're launching for Everquest Next...I could be wrong...but last time I checked that's all Landmark was, as well as the fact that it's called Everquest Next: Landmark, and Everquest Next is called just that...but if you find anything else out, it'd be good to know.
GribbleGrunger  +   742d ago
They're separate. When the dev was asked whether Landmark would be pulled once Next released, he said 'hell no.' Landmark is a planet for creating your own unique towns, buildings or whatever you fancy. It comes with materials that you have to find and assets you have to fashion from materials around the world. If you create something interesting, you have a chance of that content being put into Next, and you can sell your assets to other gamers to use. If that gamer then includes one of your assets in a bigger project, you get a percentage of his payment if he then sells it on.

It explains some of it here. I'm not sure if it contains the creation/sharing/payment scheme but it gives you a good idea of what Landmark is:

This is shorter and explains what Landmark is:
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JodyCones  +   742d ago
It's the alpha stage for Everquest Next. They're giving us the opportunity to put our ideas in Everquest Next Landmark, for- "Everquest Next" -before it releases.
HammadTheBeast  +   742d ago
Basically Everquest Landmark is like minecraft with Everquest, you make assets and the devs may put them in game.

At least that's how I got it.
Prime157  +   742d ago
I feel like I remember them saying you get paid if they use the stuff you build in landmark, too.
Rimeskeem  +   743d ago
I am perfectly fine being PlanetSide 2 bitch
JodyCones  +   742d ago
Holy crap Everquest Next is coming to PS4! Awesome, if no one knows what this game is you have to watch the reveal.
Spenok  +   742d ago
GREAT news. This is awesome. I really hope they are cross server. Though Sony isn't exactly known for that with their MMO's. Can still hope though.

I wonder what this new IP could be about. Or what genre of game it fits. Hmm...
DeadlyFire  +   742d ago
I am thinking if this new ip is not Star Wars then its Sci-Fi related. Maybe a Star Wars/Mass Effect mmo type of mash up ip with lightswords, and magic powers of some sort. Just my guess, but I think it would be cool if it was something like that.

I wouldn't mind a new Star Wars MMO though. The Old republic has consumed most of my friends that used to play Jedi Academy and it sucks to me personally. So I wouldn't mind something better to come along.
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ramiuk1  +   742d ago
been hoping for an everquest game on console for years.
amazing games
DuB  +   742d ago
Sony's laying the perfect trap to catch me.

I see a PS4 in my future.
Bobby Kotex  +   742d ago
Good move for Sony to bring their biggest PC game series to the PS4.
nigelp520  +   743d ago
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tatsuya  +   743d ago
Fuk Yea! I knew this day would come. That's why I always believe in you SONY :)
ColeMacGrath  +   742d ago
I assume most if not all SOE games will arrive on PS4 as well? Since most of these PC to PS4 ports were developed by SOE themselves.
Lilrizky  +   743d ago
Now this is cool news!
Studio-YaMi  +   743d ago
Yea seriously!

This is AWESOME news,was impressed with the demo they showed for Everquest Next,the whole "destroy the ground and you'll go under to a new layer of levels" really got me interested.
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CrossingEden  +   743d ago
Not really a big fans of MMOs so this news is alittle disappointing to me personally.
@PeaSFor That's basically what I said but I forgot that on this site you have to be overly excited about every bit of ps4 related good news, even if it's about a genre you have no interest in and will not be spending alot of time playing. Like the majority of people here.
@Studio-YaMi, oh joy, a stalker, please tell me where in the TOS am I not allowed to express a negative or in this case a NEUTRAL opinion. Grow up, you're acting like it takes someone more than 30 seconds to comment. Don't like my posts then grow up and use the ignore button. No longer reading your posts. Kthanxbye
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PeaSFor  +   743d ago
Not fans of MMOs AT ALL, im still happy for everyone who like it.
Studio-YaMi  +   743d ago | Well said
You seem to always hop on topics and news you "don't care about" but have the time to comment negatively about it.

Such a waste of a comment..
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Abriael  +   743d ago
You're disappointed because the MMORPG arm of Sony works on MMORPGs?

Well, good luck with that.
combatcash  +   743d ago
Yup this site isn't too kind on folks who don't think that every sony release is golden. There's no denying that sony releases many exclusive games but they're not all great. Variety is good though.


I think his issue is more on the fact that on this site you can't express any dislike towards any sony first party game without getting tons of disagrees.
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Abriael  +   743d ago
This site is especially unknind to folks who type completely nonsensical things just for the sake of typing.

like "i'm not a fan of MMO, so I'm disappointed that a MMO company makes MMOs"
isa_scout  +   743d ago
I never did understand why people worry so much over the disagree to agree ratio seriously...I disagreed with your comment because well I'm excited. It's cool if your not excited and your not losing a bubble or anything. I simply didn't agree with your comment so I clicked disagree.
It doesn't mean your wrong or I'm wrong just means we both have a different opinion and disagree....Thus, the disagree button.
webeblazing  +   743d ago
a lot of people on this site use to say they dont like mmos i wonder what changed their mind. how times changed. i respect your comment at least your being honest tho.
KwietStorm  +   743d ago
What would disappoint you about MMOs coming to PS4? If you don't want to play them then don't play them. How is it a bad thing or anything to be disappointed about at all?
Prime157  +   742d ago
Yeah, the more games coming over means more variety to choose from, and more likely to find something new you like.
Lilrizky  +   743d ago
Yeah I'd say I'm in the same boat, however I've never tried an MMO because I've never been into PC gaming. This does look like a good entry point for someone like me. Also the crafting mechanics look pretty intuitive for the genre.
SoulSercher620  +   742d ago
Lol you're telling other people to grow up? You're one of the people that need to grow up the most on here. Why do you think you have one bubble?
kenshiro100  +   742d ago
You have a rather annoying habit of trolling PS4 articles. I hope you don't start crying about PlayStation fans trolling XB1 articles.
Prime157  +   742d ago
CrossingEden, you're welcome to your opinion, but two problems you have are

1) it makes little sense to make a negative comment about all mmos on an article about "Sony *ONLINE* entertainment" which is different from the PlayStation brand as they produce mmos. If you don't like mmos, why comment on a mmo dev's news.

2) you say things with such disrespect that people vote you down and/or disagree with you. Then you go into the immature "I'm always right mode"and edit your post because you still don't know what respect means to gain bubbles and communicate.

That comment only made you look ignorant, petty, and immature (immature has nothing to do with age).
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Stringerbell  +   743d ago
In high school we all knew a kid who sold his Everquest account to some Canadian for 25k. Then he dropped out of school. Everyone thought he was cool.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   743d ago | Funny
best 25k i ever spent.
Sarobi  +   743d ago

Edit: "SWG PLAYERS – OUR NEXT GAME (not announced yet) IS DEDICATED TO YOU." New Star Wars MMO coming?
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Abriael  +   743d ago
He said "completely new IP" so no.
amnalehu  +   743d ago
And the body blows just keep on coming. At this rate the XB1 is going to have to drop to $199 before I can consider buying it...
combatcash  +   743d ago
Sony is doing really well promising tons of games I hope they deliver on these release dates. I don't like delays.
Kivespussi  +   742d ago
When was the last time there was positive news for XO? I'm asking seriously because it seems like there's lot of positive media surrounding PS4 but I haven't heard anything good from XO for a while...
fenome  +   743d ago
Sick, I've been hoping they'd announce that! Figured they'd wait ill E3, but I guess they've got enough bombs to drop as it is.

Not usually into MMOs, but this one just seems different. It looks more fast and fluid, which I like.
webeblazing  +   743d ago
mmos been doing that, this is more about scale and impact on the world. if you wanted just that you should of been looking into mmos a long time ago. just saying
fenome  +   743d ago
Yeah, I don't game on PC though and that's more where they're at. I've tried a few, but the slow ass combat usually turns me off of 'em.
LAWSON72  +   743d ago
I thought Planetside 2 was already out on PS4. I even thought it was a launch game for some reason.
KwietStorm  +   743d ago
Yea, for some reason..
ShinnokDrako  +   742d ago
No, never been a launch title (and they never said it was). At least now we know it's coming "soon" enough, i hope =P
Chase51  +   743d ago
When can I get this please?!? I have an xbox one and seriously it's nothing special!! I played ps4 at my friends house and loved it:( they need to start shipping
Majin-vegeta  +   743d ago
Depends where you live check GS,Best buy,wal mart,target,Toys R'us etc often.

OT:Awesome can't wait
Farmassy  +   743d ago
Hahahaha. I just looked at your previous comments and I am pretty sure you don't have an xbox one. You have been putting it down since before it came out and saying how great the PS4 will be. You were talking about gaikai a year ago.

Why are you so concerned with this? I honestly feel kind of bad for you... you put so much into this. This is a big thing in your life. It is a little pathetic.

I just don't really know what else to say. If you like PS4 thats great, but don't love a company so much that you sell your soul
Unreal01  +   742d ago
Why can't he dislike his Xbox One, why does he have to be lying? I've seen a lot of other people who supposedly have both and then go on to hate on PS4, why do you need to get defensive?
Chase51  +   742d ago
Alright how do I upload a picture on here with my phone? Because I got the shitty xbox because I couldn't find the ps4 anywhere, and all my friends were getting xbone so I got it.
Farmassy  +   742d ago
You made a bad decision then. There is no way you would be happy with it. You have constantly been talking about how bad the xbox one is when compared with the PS4 since before either came out. It is hilarious to me that such an avid fanboy would buy a console that he already says was shit.

also, I would like to know what you don't like about the xbox. I am honestly just curious

@unreal. I don't care if anyone dislikes the xbox one or not. But this guy made up his mind a long time ago and then just bitches about it.
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saint_seya  +   742d ago
If u have one post a pic of it or i wont believe you..
I dont like those fake ps4 users that swear to have both consoles but my ps4 has no games or isnt good for some reason, well in this case i feel like your comment its kinda like those, but telling that you got a x-box one.
If is true prove it..
Farmassy  +   742d ago
If you just look at his comment history you know that he is a PS4 fanboy. It is ridiculous how much he has backed up the PS4 and put down the xbox.

He just went into 2 or 3 different articles and posted pretty much the same thing at the same time.

I need fanboys to stop
CertifiedGamer  +   743d ago
Everquest next is going to define next generation RPGs, for those of you guys that have never seen the reveal check it out.
Shadonic  +   743d ago
DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm getting this
JodyCones  +   742d ago
Dude it looks so good doesn't it!
theshredded  +   742d ago
It wipes the floor with TES online
MasterCornholio  +   742d ago
Looks like a ton of fun. I've always been a fan of action oriented MMOs like Guild Wars for example.
WickedLester  +   742d ago
Love the art direction of this game! Very "Don Bluth."
kenshiro100  +   742d ago
Wow. Count me in...I'm saving for a PS4.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   743d ago
Damn two great games are coming out pretty soon!
rarity  +   743d ago
hell yeah, i can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!
bligmerk  +   743d ago
Boom! Megaton! EQN was expected but with PS4 graphics, it will bring in a huge MMORPG market. Planetside 2 optimized for PS4 graphics is going to look very nice. Then to top it off, a new MMORPG IP with no name yet. Basically merging SOE with SEN was a long time coming and it is starting to happen.
KwietStorm  +   743d ago
First half? :(
TheSsus  +   742d ago
Better than never right? I can't wait.
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chito1016d  +   743d ago
Time to purchase my ps4. Gonna be a good year
Gore-Content  +   743d ago
Happy gaming, fellow PS4 gamers! :D
S2Killinit  +   742d ago
woot woot New IP
MasterCornholio  +   742d ago
I was expecting this since the game looks like it can be played easily with a controller.

Davuskus  +   742d ago
Wow, this is awesome! :D
ShinnokDrako  +   742d ago
Perfect! More awesome games will make me company this year ;))
theshredded  +   742d ago
This game is the next step for mmos.
it's the first time i see free playstyle in a huge mmo world like this.U can vault over objects,go through holes under the ground,i think there's destructible environments,the sky's the limit in this game u can get almost anywhere... AND it's free!Glad there's quality f2p games on the ps4.f2p will make online heavy rehashes like tes online absolute and think twice.Looks like i'll be skipping destiny and tes online thanks to planetside and everquest
TheKayle1  +   742d ago
seem that now u need an all access pass 15 bucks
CertifiedGamer  +   742d ago
Access pass affects PC owners, not PS4 owners. Access pass is not required to play the games either. I am currently playing Planet side 2 on PC and even though Sony has the access pass, it's not requirement. All access pass does is give XP boost perks.
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TheKayle1  +   742d ago
they will be the same u think they will let pc users ( the most ) pay and console not? ..that would be a riot

yes i played it too ( but i dont like it) on steam...clearly i havent payed nothing too..but seem that now it will be mandatory the pass or im wrong?
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theshredded  +   742d ago
no it does not,seems that u have not read the description correctly
CertifiedGamer  +   742d ago
Kayle1 is an x1 fanboy who gets stories and twist them around just to hate. He is a troll who hates the facts that ghost runs in 1080p on the PS4, and hates that Tomb Raider can do 60 fps on the PS4 but Xbone can't. Sorry for feeding the troll but I know what I wrote hurts him at home. By the way Planetside 2 and Everquest next are PS4 exclusive and they are free-to-play.
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webeblazing  +   742d ago
i wonder would people care and give this game the credit that its due if it was just announce for ps4. because usually everything thats not ps exclusive usually gets downplayed. and if its exclusive it gets overhyped
DC777  +   742d ago
Sony is just too smart. Been waiting for years for a console to pick up some mmos and wow they are really doing it.
_LarZen_  +   742d ago
This makes me a happy happy gamer :)
cruzngta  +   742d ago
Sony is covering all of the bases. PS4 = Gaming Nirvana. This is going to be an amazing generation of games. Love my PS4.
batbatz  +   742d ago
oh no no no, that means they might dumb down the number of skills for the controller, then its not an EQ game any more, if they do it right then it could be great
bligmerk  +   742d ago
The PS4 has the Dualshock 4 that has a very good touchscreen for inventory management plus it has extra switches.
ThyMagicSword  +   742d ago
A lot of rpgs and mmorpgs are coming for the ps4, I will buy one in the coming months, first Destiny and then The Witcher 3 and Diablo 3. Good console for Rpg-gamers.
Sci0n  +   742d ago
Niceee played EQ 1 for 6 years had a lvl 75 human monk with epic fist from long hours and days of questing and had all the leet armor from raids. I was in the top guild on the veeshan server firesOfheaven, foh for life! No other mmo came close to the first eq. The grinds was something serious but very rewarding once you finished them. I also loved each class, shamans, druids, bards, necromancers, warriors, shadow knights, monks, clerics. I am so excited eq is back and will be on ps4.
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Zool 08  +   742d ago
This is how you sell your system. With games and not features.
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