EverQuest, PlanetSide dev to announce a new game tonight, promises gameplay

Sony Online Entertainment will show off an unannounced game later on today, could it be the mysterious H1Z1?

What might SOE add to its portfolio next?

EverQuest and PlanetSide developer Sony Online Entertainment will show off a new game tonight, president of the company John Smedley revealed on Twitter.

You can catch the reveal of the game at 1337lounglive tonight starting at 5 p.m. PDT/8 p.m. EDT. The announcement will involve more than a flash of a logo, Smedley teased.

"There is gameplay footage," he said. He also teased that the game will be fully playable not long after its announcement. "You can play it yourself soon. and by play I mean play fully."

What could the new SOE game be? One possibility is that the game is called H1Z1, as Sony trademarked that name back in January and launched a barebones website for it recently. We'll have more on Sony's new mystery game when it's announced.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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29 comments
johnukguy
johnukguy

SOE need to fix their existing shambolic broken games, such as Planetside 2, before adding new (broken) games.

dragon2513
dragon2513

If its an MMO I bet it they will ruin it with microtransactions

pyratrum
pyratrum

I honestly wouldn't mind a sequel to Field Commander

gajbutler
gajbutler

SOE still making poor games.

majindro
majindro

Please tell me it's going to be a new Champions of Norrath to compete with Diablo 3 on the PS4!

paulnyhart
paulnyhart

Looking forward to showing off this video tonight on @GameTalkLive  -- exciting stuff guys. See you there. Paul.

NightlyOne
NightlyOne

Surprise surprise, it's Free Realms 2!
On a more serious note, I do enjoy some SOE games. My curiosity is piqued about this new game.

theshorterbus
theshorterbus

now if they can just get Planetside 2 out on PS4 too. 

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

Hopefully it's an actual EverQuest game.  EverQuest Next is nothing by Minecraft 2.0.  Oh wait, they just renamed it LANDMARK.  Maybe here is hope.

Nyrex
Nyrex

H1Z1 sounds like a strain of bird flu.

Quarkzquarkz
Quarkzquarkz

I hope it's Everquest 1 HD with Oculus Rift support!! That's all I need dammit!! =(

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I can predict it now....

Xbox fanboy: "Lol! Another zombie game. Zombie games are way over done. Classic Sony copying trends."

Sony fanboy: "You weren't complaining with Dead Rising as a launch title for the One, or State of Decay on the 360."

Meanwhile... WAHOO!!! GAAAAMES!!

tom2750
tom2750

if games that come out on a console an PC like titanfall are classed as exclusives then Xbots be jealous planet side 2 and everquest next are not coming to your 720p box planet side 2 is very highly rated and ever quest next will probably be as well

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

Looking forward to hearing about it. hopefully it comes to PS4 at least at the same time it comes to PC.

SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

If ps4 keeps this up ill just have to embrace it

MattyTheButcher
MattyTheButcher

@VegasAceVII  get it straight. they are using everquest landmark beta phases so that the players can build the starting world for EQN. its a pretty damn smart... and lazy strategy.

Barighm
Barighm

@VegasAceVII Dude, Landmark is supposed to be that way. They're trying to get players to build free assets for the game or something like that.

Sigleaf
Sigleaf

@VegasAceVII  Thats because EverQuest Landmark is suppose to be a minecraft builder and EverQuest Next isn't even in alpha yet which is your successor to Everquest....  

oflow
oflow

@Nyrex  it is its just the strain that turns you into a zombie.

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@Quarkzquarkz Not sure... most of the charm of EQ1 was in the clunky square models :p Even with OR that wouldn't lend itself too well. 

oflow
oflow

@warhawk-geeby  this game is just Sony's version of Sunset Overdrive. Not complaining just saying thats what it seems like to me.

oflow
oflow

@MattyTheButcher  Exactly.  The games are two different games combined into one.  Landmark is the building part and EQ Next is the mmo.  

The only thing is lazy or not, it could be successful because you cant underestimate the stuff that fans will build.  I've seen some amazing fan built things especially in builder games.

The problem comes in when fans start making things from other copyrights like building westeros or other famous locales.

MattyTheButcher
MattyTheButcher

@Ayato_Kamina_1 @Quarkzquarkz  Hell, EQ1 is still amazing. well its bad and dated... but i go back and play it for a month once in awhile to relive the memories I once had. I can level a chanter to 80 in about a week lol.