EverQuest Online Adventures for the PlayStation 2 marked its ninth anniversary last month, but it won't survive to celebrate another. Sony Online Entertainment this week announced "the imminent sunsetting" of four of its games, including its first console massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
EverQuest Online Adventures and a trio of PC online games--Infantry, Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga, and Cosmic Rift--will be taken offline permanently on March 29. SOE has said it expects to have some sort of celebration for EverQuest Online Adventure players to mark the game's passing, though details aren't yet available.
"Each of these games shares a special place in both ours and our players' hearts," SOE said in a statement. "This is not an easy decision, but there comes a time when it's best for our developers to move on to the next adventure, and that day has come."
Current EverQuest Online Adventures players are being permitted to play out the game's final month without paying the monthly subscription charge and are being offered three-month gold memberships for EverQuest and EverQuest II on the PC.