EverQuest Next coming to PS4?

Sony Online Entertainment boss says "I can't wait to see it on the PS4."

So far, MMORPG EverQuest Next has been confirmed only for PC, but it appears a PlayStation 4 version may be in the works, according to a tease from Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley.

"We haven't announced, technically, that we're putting it on PlayStation 4, but it's fair to say that we're a Sony company so, you know, I say that with a smile on my face," Smedley told GamerHub TV (via CVG). "I can't wait to see it on the PS4."

Producer David Georgeson said in August that SOE is focused principally on the PC version of EverQuest Next.

"We're very serious about this being a PC-orientated launch. 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," he said at the time.

If EverQuest Next does come to PS4, it would not be the first MMO from SOE to hit the next-generation console. DC Universe Online is currently available on PS4, while PlanetSide 2 will be released for the console next year.

An alpha period for EverQuest Next Landmark--the worldbuilding tool for EverQuest Next--will begin in February, 2014 for those who purchase the recently announced Founders Packs. No release date for EverQuest Next itself has been announced.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Mindwipe77
Mindwipe77

One of the reasons i bought a ps4 was to continue the adventures of my long retired ps2 everquest character.  I don't play on PC's so im REALLY hoping EQN will land on ps4 sometime soon, but i have a feeling it'll be years.

Boddicker
Boddicker

I hope it does, but I'm not that comfortable with a class-less system.  Have to see how  it turns out.

wexorian
wexorian

Meeh 1st they must create game soo much awesome that it could have at least 2-3 million 6 month, then dumb down for consoles , either way Wildstar looks more promising than everquest next

HaloinventedFPS
HaloinventedFPS

Of course it's coming to PS4, it's got a 8 hotkey limit, it's being designed for a controller in mind

So ill pass this, an MMORPG being dumbed down for consoles isn't something i want to play


Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Off course they need to release for PS4.

hadlee73
hadlee73

If you're going to bring it to PS4, don't forget Keyboard support.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

I would buy EQ Next on PS4 on day one... PC, not so much, but I just hope they link servers together like FF XIV does. That would be great for PC and PS4 players alike.

Barighm
Barighm

Sony putting their flagship MMO on their flagship console?

Nah.

Earthen80
Earthen80

Well the PS4 is shaping up to be quite a social gaming platform.

Micropixel
Micropixel

I will never forgive John Smedley for what he did to Star Wars Galaxies with the New Game Enhancements (NGE). He ruined one of the best ever MMO communities despite all of our pleas and outcries. As long as he is there, I refuse to touch anything from SOE. It's because of him I became an EVE Online player. And it was the best decision I ever made.

neroist
neroist

Yes yes, lets dumb down all future MMOs to work on a console controller. And work on their hardware 7 years from now when PCs will have 15 times the processing power. What a great future PC gamers have....

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

Sorry for the random PS4 question, I'm hoping someone has some experience with it.

The digital games let you buy one copy of the game and play it on another system as long as you are logged online.

So if I buy Battlefield 4 and my brother buys AC IV and we make the other console we don't own our primary PS4, 

then we can both play the other persons games even if the other person is using them. Is that right?

I just want to set up the sharing early so we only buy one copy of future games.

Fabian85
Fabian85

I want elder scrolls online, pass on this

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

I can't wait to see it my PS4!

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

I think PS4 is in a position to dominate in the MMO space. We have heard that Sony is allowing cross platform play with the PC which is something MS will not allow.

On top of the fact that PS4 does allow for Keyboard and mouse support. A lot of people think that Keyboard and mouse is pointless for a console because 'everyone' plays them on a couch. There are a ton of gamers that play their consoles on a desk right beside their computers. 

If PS4 can continue this push for a variety of gamers it will continue to take the lead on the gaming front. PS2 was the best selling console for a reason. It had an insane amount of variety and the perfect mix of east and west.

tom2750
tom2750

planet side 2? everquest next? and a new uncharted game all for ps4? Xbox done

xfiles2099
xfiles2099

This would rock on PS4 I really like the direction Sony is going with the PS4 

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

I sold my my original EQ account back in the day to fun a weekend of fun at Twilo in NYC before it closed. I still remember there were so many people playing that there was a waiting list for camping some of the guards. All in all the original was my favorite MMO of all time and I have so many fond memories of that game...BAD PULL TRAIN EVERYONE ZONE. rofl

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I bet they'd get a ton of players if they released this for PS4....I might give it a try IDK.....I'm really not interested in Planetside just because I don't dig team based PVP games, we have enough of this crap.....

Destiny looks more my style.....I'm more into PVE than anything.....

Flubbbs
Flubbbs

PS4 is getting a nice stable of mmorpgs

Aphyosemion
Aphyosemion

We aren't allowed to officially announce that it is going on the PS4, but yeah.... it is.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

If they announce it before I choose which system to buy it would be definitely PS4 for me. Hopefully after they work out the kinks of DOA systems that is. I figured with Sony opting to let people use their machines to play online without a sub (thinking because those subs are already paying to use servers ment for that game) most MMo's would hit the PS4 and may never hit Xbox One. That could hurt Xbox seriously.

Dexyu
Dexyu

@wexorian ahahahahahahahaha ha ha ha HA! No EQN looks way more fresh and fun than Wildstar...
Wildstar is WOW + farmvile

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

@neroist PC-only gamers are by far some of the worst crybabies I've ever come across.  You act like there's some sort of opposing force out there, set to destroy and bulldoze over EVERYTHING, and prohibit you from enjoying PC games.... even though you can enjoy them just fine right now.

For Christ's sake, it's not going to nix the capabilities of what PC games can do, including how well they usually outperform consoles in general.  Quit playing the fucking victim.  PC gamers have plenty to look forward to.

hoyholyhoy
hoyholyhoy

@neroist Plus you can use keys & mouse so basically everything you just said is irrelevant

hoyholyhoy
hoyholyhoy

@neroist What MMO out there needs to be "dumbed down" for PS4 hardware?

ioshilee
ioshilee

@Joeguy00 Well I didn't buy PS4 yet, but PS3 binds to Play Station Network with its MAC id, and you jut can't play with you PSN acc on the console you don't own, if it is binded to another PSN account. And your digitally purchased games are bound to your PSN account.  I guess that the same applies for PS4 - it's a good tool for Sony to ban consoles with a modified firmware :)

VexxRed
VexxRed

@tom2750 Why can't they both be good? And i believe you left our Wii U which technically has better games... for now anyway. 

DVONvX
DVONvX

@tom2750 xbox one getting better ratings than ps4 games? PS4 fail. 

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@xfiles2099 I am suprised at how good BF4 looks on the PS4.  Taking a break because somehow the servers glitched and erased my campaign progress.

xfiles2099
xfiles2099

@MJ12-Conspiracy I bet so to I think this would bring alot of players in DC Online is fun as hell on PS4 I can see this doing really well

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@MJ12-Conspiracy Destiny looks great let's hope those public events that they have shown aren't just a Zerg fest with 50 random strangers.

denhoffi
denhoffi

@Flubbbs Except for their mediocre launch line-up they seem really well set for the future, they seem to make a push for free-to-play, their indie situation is great and the big internal studios seem to announce more and more games (Uncharted, The Order, and games coming from Sony Santa Monica, Media Molecule, Sony Bend...) 

ioshilee
ioshilee

@Xirtahm @neroist I've never understood these PC vs consoles holywars. Just buy both, goddamnit! Like I did. Consoles are much cheaper than a decent PC, and keeping them to play some chosen exlusive games isn't that expencive for a working person, imo.

neroist
neroist

@Xirtahm It's a simple fact stated repeatedly from devs that they are forced to fit effects, AI scpits, UI, and control schemes to fit console by Pubs who sole interest is to make money not games. Think what Dragon Age: Inquisition could have been without having to run on consoles.

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

@ioshilee 

Hmm, I've been reading people playing multiplayer together with one copy of the game if the account that owns the game is logged in to a different console while the other person is logged into the console that is the owner of the game.

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

@DVONvX @tom2750 Not by much....  Neither console has that great of a launch lineup.  Are you seriously jizzing your pants over Dead Rising 3's low framerate hiccups and Ryse's QT-heavy gameplay?  I'm not going to defend Knack's uninspired gameplay or Killzone 4's "been there, done that... oooh... PRETTY!" experience either.

Please.  This is like fighting with someone over who's got the nastier case of syphilis.