Confirmed for PlayStation 4 in early 2014, EverQuest Next has been cancelled, developer Daybreak Games (formerly Sony Online Entertainment) announced today.
In a letter from President Russell Shanks, he explained that they “set out to make something revolutionary” with EverQuest Next, but ultimately found out it just wasn’t fun:
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.
Shanks added that EverQuest and EverQuest are “going strong” and “the future of the EverQuest franchise as a whole is important to us here at Daybreak.”
Daybreak also recently announced H1Z1: King of the Kill for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. A multiplayer shooter, King of the Kill will be available this summer.
[Source: Daybreak Games]