This March, Sony Online Entertainment’s MMORPG EverQuest will not only become a teenager, it is also going Free-to-Play.

When it launched in 1997, EverQuest redefined the online game landscape, introducing the concepts of raiding and guilds within an immersive 3D environment. Since its launch, EQ has maintained its loyal fanbase with 18 expansions and countless content updates.

With the move to free-to-play, players will continue to enjoy the EverQuest experience they know and love, only now they have the power to choose a model that caters to their play style. Through the new free-to-play model, players will have the options of non-recurring vs. recurring subscriptions, Free vs. Silver memberships, item unlockers, and many more. Additionally, all players (both old and new) will be given brand new items via a ‘Welcome Pack.’

Full details can be found in EverQuest Producer Thom Terrazas’ community letter here:
http://eqplayers.station.sony.com/news_article.vm?id=524183&month=012012.

A new EQ player matrix and FAQ regarding free-to-play can be found here:
http://everquest.station.sony.com/free/index.vm.

16 COMMENTS

  1. That is official. It takes greedy F-tard publisher 15 years to change their models. Meanwhile, I was pwning on private servers of this crap. Private servers = first F2P models :). They seem to fair better then greedy devs.

  2. thats suck badly, its not ”free to play mode” and doesnt wort to play without paying.
    Its gonna be big fail as i see its just some shitty trial version…

  3. So far as i can see, the free model is the same as EQ2, which is NOT WORTH to play for free. The options are too limited. It seems more like a free trail just to get addicted to the game and after that you are bound to pay.

  4. Uh you guys DO realize it’s not actually a free to play title right? They’re basically doing the same thing as WoW does, so don’t expect to play for too long before having to fork over.

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