June 22nd, 2017

The next MMO to be announced: Sony reveals EverQuest Next

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Sony Online Entertainment has revealed EverQuest Next. And, um… it looks rather impressive.

Not too much in the way of details yet, but the big thing with the action-y MMO is that the entire world is made of voxels, and this means that everything is destructible. Destroy bridges to send big foes tumbling to their doom. Blast through the ground to find procedurally-generated caverns. Smash down walls to create your own paths through areas. Etc.

There’s a lot more to it than that (a separate Landmark program/world which lets you build items, for instance, and that’ll be out towards the end of the year) but that’s the big stuff, and I’ll wait until I see it before filling you full of details. Nonetheless, I’d highly recommend you take a look at the official site to get a glimpse of the possibilities.

It’s early days yet, mind – I suspect there’s still a lot of work to go before even the closed beta is open to the public. Speaking of the beta test, you can actually sign-up now.

Loads of screenshots below and videos.

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  • Tim McDonald

    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.

    • exmachinax

      Voxels! Remembers me Outcast 🙂

    • CG

      Graphically, it looks very polished and I like the WoW//GW2-like art style. Very serine and hopefully a huge world to explore. Destructibility where the golem(?) destroyed the tree, shot dirt into the air, and destroyed a building. Now that was awesome.

    • Rushster

      The destruction is nice but I am still yet to be convinced this is going to advance the genre which let’s be honest has become rather dull and stale. I hope they do manage to pull it off but we’ll have to wait a while to find out.