Everquest (sure, that Everquest) is getting a brand new growth.
Dubbed The Burning Lands, this upcoming piece of Everquest content material is the MMO’s 25th growth. Remarkably, the upcoming growth will function a type of name again to Everquest‘s 2002 growth, Planes of Power (which matches to indicate simply how giant and wealthy this world actually is). Developer Daybreak Game Company has acknowledged that the growth will “head back to the Planes” and break from latest content material traits by specializing in one thing a ‘bit extra…elemental.”
The studio is not sharing many extra particulars in regards to the growth, however a tease from Lauren McLemore, one of many developer’s producers, hints at what long-time followers can anticipate from the upcoming launch.
“The expansion name might give you some clues, but let’s just say that air and fire will play a big role in your upcoming adventures,” stated McLemore. “I don’t want to give away too much yet, but only the most daring will be able to successfully navigate the upcoming conflict!”
That assertion appears to trace that the subsequent growth will cater to veteran/hardcore Everquest gamers, which makes a number of sense when you think about that most people who play Everquest in all probability fall into that demographic. So far as that goes, it isn’t completely clear how many individuals are nonetheless enjoying Everquest. The apparent reply to that query is “enough people to justify the release of a new expansion,” however a selected quantity is extra elusive. PC Gamer factors out that Steamspy recorded 317 concurrent gamers just lately, however that quantity is nearly definitely giant once you account for non-Steam customers.
In any case, the absurd persevering with recognition of this 1999 MMO means that World of Warcraft may not be going away completely any time quickly.
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