EverQuest Next will reboot the series to play like Assassin’s Creed and add destructible cities.
MMORPGs have earned a bad reputation, it seems. Gamers think they’re boring now. After decades of World of Warcraft, gamers are moving on to free-to-play MMOs and leaving the subscription-based titles behind. Even then, it seems the social grind of MMORPGs is leaving gamers wanting more action. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the developer behind Firefall has said that casual gaming is killing the MMORPG. EverQuest Next is looking to change the face of the MMO genre by adding the action that gamers are craving.
Sony is working on two new EverQuest games, including EverQuest Next and EverQuest Next Landmark. The latter of the two will continue the free-to-play aspects of EverQuest, as well as give the gamer the opportunity to create new parts of the game, much like Blizzard does with its RTS maps and game modes.
EverQuest Next will be expected to revolutionize the game from the ground up, said EverQuest series director of development David Georgeson. He told TechSpot:
“We’ve rebooted our own game. About a year and a half ago, we changed the team out, we tore it down, and we rebuilt it from the bedrock up. We were really serious about it. We wanted to figure out what was fun, what wasn’t fun. There’s a lot of stuff people don’t like about MMOs, and we didn’t want to rebuild that again because ‘that’s an MMO’ and there were all these Holy Grails we wanted to put into a game but never had the courage or resources to make those kinds of changes. But since we’re doing something brand new, we wanted to start from scratch and try to build something that’s very, very different from regular MMOs.”
How different will EverQuest Next be from its predecessors? The gameplay will be taken from Assassin’s Creed on the most part and feature destructible cities. Everything can be destroyed, and you will be able to use parkour-style free-running to get from place to place.
EverQuest Next is looking to change the MMORPG as we know it.
What do you think of EverQuest Next changing its gameplay to be more like Assassin’s Creed? Are you excited to take quests through destructible cities?