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Everquest Next has been cancelled

EverQuest Next has been cancelled by Developer Daybreak. The game was oringally announced and under development by Sony Online Entertainment, before the studio went independent and changed its name.

“After much review and consideration, Daybreak is discontinuing development of EverQuest Next,” Daybreak president Russell Shanks said. “When we decided to create the next chapter in the EverQuest journey, we didn’t aim low. We set out to make something revolutionary.

“For those familiar with the internals of game development, you know that cancellations are a reality we must face from time to time. Inherent to the creative process are dreaming big, pushing hard and being brutally honest with where you land. In the case of EverQuest Next, we accomplished incredible feats that astonished industry insiders.

“Unfortunately, as we put together the pieces, we found that it wasn’t fun.

“We know you have high standards when it comes to Norrath and we do too. In final review, we had to face the fact that EverQuest Next would not meet the expectations we – and all of you – have for the worlds of Norrath.

“The future of the EverQuest franchise as a whole is important to us here at Daybreak. EverQuest in all its forms is near and dear to our hearts. EverQuest and EverQuest II are going strong. Rest assured that our passion to grow the world of EverQuest remains undiminished.”

Daybreak’s Landmark is still in devleopment.

Edited On 14 Mar, 2016

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superniceguy 10 months ago
Shame. I am pretty sure that this would not have cancelled if Smedley was still president (who had to resign following cyber attacks), as Everquest is their flagship game. It may have had to have gone through major changes but there would have been a new Everquest game.

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