5 Distinctive Features of EverQuest Next
Details of the much-anticipated MMO EverQuest Next has been explained at SOE Live 2013, Las Vagas.
According to John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment, "many MMOs fail because players consume content faster than developers can create it. With EverQuest Next, we're creating a living world that players are part of and empowering them to produce new content alongside the development team."
EverQuest Next has been in development since 2009. About 2 years ago, SOE decided to start from the ground up in order to build a new kind of game that is different from all the MMOs that have been made before. There are 5 features of EQN that will distinguish it from the rest in the genre:
There will be no levels in EQN, but there will be more than 40 distinct classes at launch. Players can even mix and match abilities from each class, truly customize their own characters.
2. Destructible Environment.
Being a sandbox, EQN will enable players to have the ability to manipulate every piece of the world, players can interact with the world in amazing ways.
3. Permanent Change.
Apart from interacting with the world, players can also cause the world to change around them permanently in dramatic ways. They can work together with NPCs to build or destroy walls which may unfold epic stories over months and years.