Daybreak Shifts Focus and Resources to EverQuest Next
However, senior producer says team “cannot commit to any dates”.
Remember EverQuest Next, Daybreak Game Company’s next iteration of their popular MMO which began on the PC back in March 1999? It seems the former Sony Online Entertainment may be slowly shifting towards bringing the full game to players, building upon its Landmark creation tool according to senior producer Terry “Fairan” Michaels.
Speaking in a recent Producer’s Letter, Michaels said that, “As the team has wrapped up the various pieces related to the wipe and the bugs associated with it, we have been shifting our focus and resources over to work on the highest priority tasks and systems that will be used in EverQuest Next.
“While we do this, we’re working in areas with high amounts of creative risk. This means that while we know what we want to do, we know it will take an unknown amount of iteration, tweaking and sometimes drastic direction changes to get these in game and working the way they need to. Because of this, we simply cannot commit to any dates, because until we get much closer, even our best estimates are educated (but still fairly wild) guesses.”
There will be updates to Landmark, just fewer and far between for this year, and while the focus is now on EverQuest Next, fans shouldn’t expect it to release this year. Stay tuned for more information and updates on the game in the coming months.