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EverQuest III May Hit The PS3

We have yet to see if MMORPGs take off on the PlayStation 3 the same way they did on the PC, but games like DC Universe Online are capable of raking in millions of fans.

And let's not forget that Sony Online Entertainment has plenty in the hopper, and it has been confirmed they're working on EverQuest III. As we've learned, SOE will keep cranking on the third iteration in the legendary MMO franchise, and studio president John Smedley also hinted that it could come to the PS3. When asked about the possibility of EQIII coming to Sony's console, Smedley replied:

"Can’t comment on that, all I can say is we are a Sony company, and we are very, very proud of the work we’ve done on DC Universe Online, which is multi-platform; and we are very, very proud of the work we have done on The Agency, which is multi-platform."

That's sort of a hint, yes? The question is, does the PS3 have enough fans to make EQIII a smash hit...? We know PlayStation is a beloved platform for many RPG followers worldwide, but it has always been a very different world; most role-playing experiences on PlayStation platforms haven't been anything like MMOs. But these days, what with the fresh capabilities of consoles, it sorta makes anything possible.

Would you be interested in EverQuest III on the PS3?

Tags: soe, sony online entertainment, everquest, everquest 3

1/14/2011 9:00:16 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 10:13:54 PM
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Sorry, still not interested in paying a fee to play online. Not to mention the time these games eat up to get anywhere.

But that statement is as close to a confirmation as it gets. What is The Agency about anyway?

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PasteNuggs
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 10:16:34 PM

Ya I never forsee myself paying monthly to play one game. There are too many games that I wanna play to spend all my time on one.

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Pandacastro
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 10:46:28 PM
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OT
Are you going to review Faery:Legends of avalon?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 11:07:11 PM

Yes, I should be.

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ZettaiSeigi
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 11:05:25 PM
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DC Universe Online is very interesting though. While IGN would hardly be the best source of opinion, their daily updates on DCUO seems rather good. And who would have thought that they *actually* seem to be enjoying it?!

So even if the monthly subscription fee still bugs me, I am would be happy to try DCUO if I could find anybody that I could play the game with. And I mean either people I already know, or those who are mature enough to forgive a complete newbie like me. LOL

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 11:11:48 PM

They are all comic people there at IGN.

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ZettaiSeigi
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 11:25:17 PM

Yeah, they've mentioned that right off the bat. Gregg Miller (their resident PlayStation dude) said that the fighting controls might turn off those who traditionally play MMOs on PCs while those who are used to consoles would feel right at home. Interesting.

I myself am not a big comic book fan (never grew with them), but Batman is easily my fave among those that I know. Batman had the best superhero video game with Arkham Asylum, so I am hoping that DCUO would just be as fun.

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 5:00:35 PM

The beta certainly played like an action-adventure game (very much like inFAMOUS or Spiderman 2), with RPG upgrading. I was surprised how much I got into it.

That said, I'm not paying $15 a month to play it.

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Alienange
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 12:35:56 AM
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The monthly fee shuts me out too. I can't be spending 200 a year for one game. It's too bad too because DCUO and Everquest are probably the best ones.

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Geobaldi
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 1:14:30 AM
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I tried Everquest and Everquest 2 but just couldn't ever get into them. There were just always other MMO's that were more fun, and still are to this day. The only Everquest titles I did enjoy were Lords of Everquest, and the Champions of Norrath series, the latter of which still need a another sequel or reboot. I may try Everquest Next if I ever have a lack of things to play, or just want to try something new, but it'll be further down the road. Next MMO that gets my money will be Star Wars: The Old Republic.

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Beamboom
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 11:42:30 AM

My experience is the exact same, I too found the everquests to be uninteresting. But then again I find most fantasy-setting rpgs to be so (with dragon age as one huge exception).
However, on the ps3 I am willing to give *anything* that's not yet another adv.action/shooter my support.

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Highbird
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 5:36:19 PM

I absolutely loved EverQuest. I played it from about 1999-2005 and moved to EverQuest 2 when it came out late 2004. I did try WoW but I just hated that Warcraft type of fantasy..I definitely enjoy the D&D based fantasy the most.

I stopped playing EQ2 in mid 2006 I believe. I mainly stopped because I couldn't keep up with the game. I joined the Navy in 2005 and going on deployments and what-not all the time really made it hard so I just gave up on EQ.

The sucky part is that all those years I poured into EQ, I missed out on consoles. I never had a PS1 or even a PS2 until 2005. NES, SNES and N64 were the only consoles I had prior to joining the Navy.

EQ required you to be a hardcore player if you wanted to get anywhere in that game..which I was! So spending the $8-$13 (it went up from when I first started playing) monthly fee was no problem for me. Hell, I owned 4 accounts so I was paying 4 times that much a month! BUT! It was the ONLY game I was playing so it definitely got my money's worth.

These days, however, I work, I have a family so I KNOW I won't get $15 /month worth from playing DCUO. Yeah, its a great game but PS3 has SOOOO many other great games I can spend my money on and not feel obligated to play it!

If I was in high school again, I'd sure as hell be playing EQIII if/when it came to PS3 and gladly shell out that monthly fee!


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Beamboom
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 8:00:41 PM

A good description of the mmorpg-craze :) Back in those years I too "missed" the consoles, actually they were of nill interest. I played Anarchy Online and had a *world* of gaming right there, quite litterary.

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marcusfrommo
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 2:15:52 AM
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What about Free Realms? If Dc Universe is a monthly mmo. I wouldn't be too eager to play an mmo that's probably rated E for everyone that's free.

Is Diablo an mmo?

I would like to see them do a Marvel mmo?

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Geobaldi
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 3:25:33 AM

No Diablo is not an MMO.

Marvel Universe Online was canceled a while back :( The developers went on to make Champions Online instead.

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SmokeyPSD
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 6:56:21 AM
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Maybe it won't have a ridiculous subscription fee like DC Universe.

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falcon10474
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 12:43:05 PM
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10 million WOW players all paying a monthly can't all be insane, I remember playing EQOA for the PS2 for 2 years, 1) It was kinda boring and slow paced but godam what an addiction, and we all know how good addictions feels. 2)that monthly fee for your addiction means your not paying $60 for another game that may or may not be good. 3)addiction 4)my cable bill is $140 a month,,,, 5) I lost my train of thought

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Beamboom
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 2:08:47 PM

The thing is, those who has not yet played a mmorpg for a period of time do not know what they are talking about. To them a monthly fee sounds insane - I know cause I used to think that way too, prior to my first mmorpg.

Later on it will make just as much sense as paying a monthly fee for internet access.

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 4:59:29 PM

Falcon,
<<<<4)my cable bill is $140 a month>>>>

Holy sh*t, at that price, you better be at least getting 24K gold wrapped downloads from your internet provider!!!!!!!!!

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dante_zero
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 10:34:24 PM
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just for the record i did buy DCUO and its amazing. the fee is sort of optional in that if you stop playing it you can opt out of the fee and then come back and pay for a 30 day pass at a later date. But i digress i have to say the game is brilliant though. there is tons to do and see (i'm more of a marvel fan tbh)and the areas make GTA4's liberty city look small. Its really it a worthwhile purchase even with the monthly sub. my only complaint is the ps3 version doesnt have a lifetime sub, if it did i'd have it in an instant.

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Beamboom
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 10:35:42 AM

Excellent! This post should be used as basis for an article in itself, in my opinion, cause it describe the difference between singleplayer/"deathmatch"-games and massive persistent online games, a difference it is hard to understand until experienced.

And yes, it is common that you are able to freeze your account and reopen it later with everything intact.

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Knightedrik
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 8:12:57 AM

Can't we do something about crap like this?

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Knightedrik
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 8:08:51 AM
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Automatic day 1 buy for me. Man, I hope they release this on Ps3. Don't forget Sony did break down with Everquest Online Adventures: Frontiers for the Ps2.

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