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Everquest Next 'absolutely' coming to PS4, says SOE

President finally confirms console development

The heavily hinted PlayStation 4 version of Everquest Next has finally been confirmed.

Speaking on a Reddit "ask me anything" thread, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley was asked if the PlayStation 4 version was in development.


"Yes, we will absolutely be bringing EQN to the PlayStation 4", he replied.

The statement marks the first unequivocal confirmation that the game is in development, following previous hints from Smedley.

In November, Smedley teased a journalist by refusing to confirm the game but hinting heavily that it was being planned.

"We haven't announced, technically, that we're putting it on PlayStation 4," the exec said at the time, "but it's fair to say that we're a Sony company so, you know, I say that with a smile on my face. I can't wait to see it on the PS4."

Originally announced last August, EverQuest Next is a free-to-play MMO that aims to evolve the genre with fully destructible environment physics that apply to "every piece of the world", more advanced AI and an open-ended storyline that will force the player to face the consequences of their actions and decisions.

SOE's free-to-play superhero game DC Universe Online launched alongside the PS4 in America, and is set to do the same in Europe when the PS4 is released on November 29. Meanwhile, the MMO first-person shooter Planetside 2 is expected to launch on PS4 in "Q1/Q2 2014".