EverQuest Next Landmark

EverQuest Next has been cancelled, Landmark still on track

EverQuest Next, the ambitious MMO by Daybreak Games (formerly Sony Online Entertainment), has been cancelled.

The colossal MMO had been in development for years, and indeed our John Bedford played a build of it back in 2013. He came away from his EverQuest Next preview equal parts impressed and skeptical that the developer would be able to follow through on its ambition. Verily, that skepticism was warranted.

So what happened? Daybreak president Russell Shanks quite bluntly admitted in EverQuest Next's cancellation announcement that the game simply "wasn't fun".

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EverQuest Next prioritised but 2015 release unlikely

Building-game accompaniment EQ Landmark to take backseat.

We haven't heard much about EverQuest Next since creator Sony Online Entertainment embarked on a new future as Daybreak Game Company earlier this year. We were told all existing projects were safe and that was that.

Developers' Most Anticipated Games of 2014

Titanfall! Destiny! The Witcher 3! The Last Guardian (hopefully)!

2014 is upon us, and it promises riches and glory unlike any year before it. With their launches under their belts, the next generation of consoles will, hopefully, show us what they're made of. Virtual reality headsets may make their mark on the mainstream. And with a raft of crowdfunded games due out over the next 12 months, 2014 should tell us whether all that money we pumped into promising projects on Kickstarter was worth it.

This is what building is like in EverQuest Next Landmark

Build a house! Build a tower! Build archways!

What is EverQuest Next Landmark? Sony Online Entertainment has released a new video that helps explain its Minecraft-inspired exploration and crafting companion to upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game EverQuest Next.