When SOE announced that they were working on an EverQuest Next mmorpg a few years ago, old school gamers went into a frenzy. The players of the EverQuest franchise are a devoted and passionate lot, and many feel that online games have slipped quite a bit in quality since those halcyon days of yore. A few years passed as more information was released, thus whetting the appetites of eager fans. However, a recent Producer's Letter has said that the game will not be released this year. While disheartening for diehard fans, this may not be such a bad decision.