Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Sony Online Entertainment

EverQuest Next Landmark alpha launching tonight for early adopters

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According to SOE, EverQuest Next Landmark will enter alpha testing sometime this evening. Players who purchased the Founder’s Pack at Explorer or Trailblazer level will be able to sign on later today and join developers in testing and refining the game’s mechanics. The group’s input will be used as work progresses to the final release, according to franchise director of development Dave Georgeson: “For the first time, our players can join alongside us as part of the development team. They will have a significant voice in how the final game takes shape.”

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SOE’s DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2 in development for PS4

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Sony Online has announced that they will be bringing two of their biggest MMOs to the PS4, DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2. As with the other versions, both will be free-to-play with optional in-game purchases. For those keeping count, that brings the total number of free-to-play MMOs on the PS4 up to three: DCUO, Dust 514, and PlanetSide 2.

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SOE announces new expansions for EverQuest I and II, Player Studio

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Big news in the EverQuest universe today with Sony Online announcing two new expansions, one for the original EverQuest and the other for EverQuest II, and Player Studio, a new service that allows players to create in-game items and sell them in the marketplace for real-world cash.

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PlanetSide 2 detailed in new Command Center Developer series

The first episode of the PlanetSide 2 Command Center Developer video series has been released, with Creative Director Matt Higby and Senior Art Director Tramell Isaac covering a wide range of topics for the upcoming MMOFPS. Items discussed include faction uniforms, SOE Live and other upcoming events, fan art, and the approaching beta.

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EverQuest II turns 7, goes free-to-play and gets new expansion

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Some big news on the EverQuest II front today. The first, and most significant, bit is that EQII will follow DC Universe Online and go to a free-to-play model early next month. Dave Georgeson, franchise executive producer, goes into greater detail on the decision over at the official site. Sony also announced that a new expansion will launch early next month, titled Age of Discovery. The expansion is detailed below (for you front-page readers). EQII is also turning seven, and to celebrate, the folks at EverQuest2.com have launched a series of new features detailing the history of the franchise.

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(PlayStation 3 Review) Rochard

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“…an enjoyable adventure filled with likeable characters, interesting scenarios, and a rocking soundtrack.”

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Sideway: New York seeks aspiring (digital) taggers on PSN

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Playbrains and Fuel Entertainment’s 2D adventure-platformer Sideway: New York has launched on PS Network. The SOE-published release features 2D characters running about a shifting 2D/3D New York City. As graffiti artist Nox, players must best enemies and obstacles in a quest to save his friends from their archenemy, Spray. And with drop-in/drop-out local co-op play support, friends can join in as well.

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PlanetSide 2 announced, screens released

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PlanetSide, one of the first massively multiplayer online first-person shooters, has been chugging along for over eight years now. While that’s impressive, fans have been itching for something more substantial than the random update for quite some time. Today, Sony announced that they are planning to deliver just that with PlanetSide 2. Auraxis will continue to host the war between the Terran Republic, New Conglomerate, and Vanu Sovereignty in their struggle for the planet’s remaining resources. Players will get to unlock traits and skill sets in a “free-form class-based” system as they level, as well as gain access to new squad options and vehicles. Days’ long battles will return as well, with hundreds of troops battling it out in the air, on the ground, and at sea.

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