Sony shutting down PS2 MMO EverQuest Online Adventures

Plus Cosmic Rift, Infantry, Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga.

Four old Sony Online Entertainment MMOs are being shut down. Among them is EverQuest Online Adventures - a PlayStation 2 MMO from 2003.

The other games are Cosmic Rift, Infantry and Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga.

Lights out 29th March.

EverQuest Online Adventures.

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce today the imminent sunsetting of four of our long-standing game services on March 29, 2012, including Cosmic Rift, Infantry, Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga and EverQuest Online Adventures," announced Sony Online Entertainment on the EQOA website.

"Each of these games shares a special place in both ours and our players' hearts. This is not an easy decision, but there comes a time when it's best for our developers to move on to the next adventure, and that day has come."

"This is not an easy decision, but there comes a time when it's best for our developers to move on to the next adventure, and that day has come."

Sony Online Entertainment

EverQuest Online Adventures players will be given three months of Gold Membership to both EverQuest 1 and EverQuest 2 "as a reward". These memberships will be available from 16th March.

The in development EverQuest Next.

"We greatly appreciate all of you and hope that you choose to join us in another version of the Norrath that we all love," SOE remarked.

"We would like to thank our players for their loyalty and for sharing the good times on these games. It's been a blast. And we hope to keep gaming with all of you in our other great games here at SOE. Let's keep pushing the boundaries of MMO gaming together!"

There's a third EverQuest game in development. It's codenamed EverQuest Next but hasn't been spoken about beyond smatterings of concept waffle. Nevertheless, it's a strong contender to be PS3 game as well as on PC. A successor to EverQuest Online Adventures?

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