Signup for beta hereDetails for the revealing:
Join John Smedley, Dave Georgeson and members of the development team for the reveal of EverQuest Next! You won't want to miss this!
Friday August 2nd at noon PST will be the EverQuest Next Debut live streamed at the Official EverQuest Next Stream.
Reveal over Video of reveal presentation.
Video of Class panel up. [Part 1] [Part 2]
Video of Q&A panel up. [Part 1] [Part 2]
Video of Lore panel up. [Part 1] [Part 2]Liveblog for stream.
(Warning: Embedded Twitch stream)Actual info now that embargo is over!Real info article with screenshots now that embargo is over!MMORPG.com article with screenshots and info!EQHammer Q&A, answers to community questions about EQNextPC Gamer EverQuest Next reveal article.PC Gamer interview with most class info so far.Short MTV article on EQNext.Zam article.Shacknews article.EurogamerDesctuctoidVentureBeatRock Paper ShotgunCurse video interview.
Some info on grouping/raiding.Questions from Reddit Answered
First person is in.Other panels related to EverQuest Next though probably not live streamed:
August 2nd 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EverQuest Next: The World of EverQuest Next Find out what the world looks like and how players will experience it.
August 3rd 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EverQuest Next: Showing Off Your Creativity What avenues will our players have to participate in the more creative parts of an MMO?
August 3rd 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EverQuest Next: The Classes of EverQuest Next A discussion about one of the most important features of any MMO: the classes!
August 3rd 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EverQuest Next: The Lore of EverQuest Next What's new? What's different? How many familiar faces will there be? Does your favorite character feature prominently in the story? Join us and find out!
August 3rd 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EverQuest Next: Creating a World Come learn about how we go about making the world of a brand new MMO!
August 3rd 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EverQuest Next: Q&A You have many, many questions. We have answers to at least some of them. We should hang out.
August 4th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EverQuest Next: Writers' Panel Come meet some of the writers that are adding amazing lore to EverQuest Next.Game Info:
(Not much yet)
EverQuest Next is NOT
EverQuest 3 or a direct continuation of the gameplay style of any EverQuest title. It uses EverQuest lore and a setting that will be familiar.
The official site is everquestnext.com/
It is farther along in development than the lack of info would indicate, they're being very secretive.
Everquest Next has a lot of what I like to call “completely original ideas” in it.And that’s why we’re not really tipping off our competitors to what we’re doing right now.
We want a nice big comfortable lead before we tell people what we’re doing and that’s why we’re in a black box right now. Dave Georgeson, Curse Interview
It uses the Forgelight Engine
like Planetside 2.
It incorporates Storybricks AI
who go on to call EverQuest Next “the biggest sandbox ever designed.” Storybricks Presentation
A good collection of info known so far is at EverQuest Next - The Story So Far
for any news that sneaks out.
Most likely(Definitely?) some method of Free 2 Play.Even vaguer info:
(Grain of salt)
"Wait until you see spellweaving in the next EverQuest," Georgeson
teased. "I've said too much but you've never played a game like it. I can promise you that.
"Players will get their hands on an actual release version of what we're doing late [this] year - and I don't mean a beta," says Smedley
"you have no idea just how far we are going to make them important. Oh yeah. You will both be very happy." Smedley regarding factions
"if they want linear and coddled then they can play a lot of other games." Smedley on sandboxiness
The end result is "an MMO you've never played before," he told me. "It's a completely different critter." GeorgesonSo has anyone seen it, is it all hype?
EverQuest Next was at E3 though it was behind closed doors and only shown under NDA. Some people seemed impressed enough to give it best of show.MMORPG.COM
Say what? You thought this one wasn’t at E3? Well, really... it wasn’t in any official capacity. But we were treated to an early look at what SOE has planned for the game’s unveiling in August and we were quite simply blown away by every little detail we saw. This is going to sound like a cop-out, but we can't say why we are choosing EQN as our Best of Show because we've been sworn to secrecy until the big debut in August. What we can say is that we saw grand plans for the world's largest sandbox and it was more than enough to stand head and shoulders above any game we saw at E3. When Sony pulls back the curtain later this summer, you will not be disappointed. EverQuest Next is this year's E3 Best of Show, and in just a couple months you'll all understand why. We promise.
We’ve been looking forward to EverQuest Next for quite some time now. Even though our expectations heading into our private viewing during E3 were high, EverQuest Next exceeded those expectations on all fronts.
What's it look like!?
While we are sworn to secrecy on exactly what we were shown, what we can say is that EverQuest Next was hands-down the best game we had the pleasure of seeing during E3 2013. Franchise fans and MMO gamers across the globe will be able to learn exactly why that’s the case on August 2nd during SOE Live when EQNext is given its grand unveiling.
Trust us when we say that you’ll want to mark that date on your calendar, and be prepared to bask in the warm glow of EverQuest Next in all its glory. In the meantime, kudos to the folks over at SOE for winning our Best of Show award; we’re as excited as you are to witness the impact EverQuest Next is surely going to have on gamers this August!
Who knows! A little dragon concept art.
And they hired an artist to redo the Original EverQuest artwork, it is not from anyone working on the game so not representative of how it will look necessarily.
One teaser image as well