Sony Online has announced that the latest EverQuest game is going to be developed exclusively for the Playstation 2:
"Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today that it is developing EverQuest® Online Adventures: Frontiers(tm), the second edition of the groundbreaking massively multiplayer online role-playing game, EverQuest Online Adventures. EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers expands the rich, vibrant fantasy world of Norrath with uncharted territories to explore, new items and spells to acquire, fierce creatures to battle, and a new playable race, the Ogres. Frontiers also offers innovative features such as an in-game tutorial, controller instructions and in-game customer service to make online gaming simple and easy for the new user. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers is scheduled to ship to retail stores this fall.
"With more than 500,000 of the PlayStation 2 system's Network Adaptors installed in U.S. homes, Sony Online Entertainment is committed to serving this growing online audience," said Michael Lustenberger, director of product marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "With Frontiers we're making several changes to improve the game for new players while adding a huge amount of new content to keep current EverQuest Online Adventures players involved in the game."
EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers uses the Network Adaptor for the PlayStation 2 to connect seamlessly to the Internet via modem or broadband, directing players to dedicated EverQuest Online Adventures servers. Gamers simply insert the disc and the adventures of Tunaria are just a few button pushes away."