While the launch of Player Studio in Landmark has the potential to dramatically increase, by an order of magnitude, the number of players able to participate in the program, SOE is already seeing extensive participation from players in Player Studio as it currently exists in EverQuest
II and PlanetSide 2.
At the moment, players are experiencing EverQuest
in its original form but in the months ahead, the second expansion The Ruins of Kunark is set to relaunch.
In December 2001, Castronova posted a short paper online analyzing the economics of Everquest
, one of the earliest such games.
, dubbed EverCrack by some gaming experts, has been blamed for hundreds of marriage break-ups and at least one SUICIDE in the U.
Set several hundred years before the timeline of the current EverQuest
PC game, "Champions of Norrath" allows gamers to adventure as one of five playable characters who must journey from the city of Faydwer into the wilds of Norrath to save the land from a gathering army of evil orcs and goblins.
A spokesperson for Sony has said that at peak times there has been over 100,000 players participating in EverQuest
at one time and that the implementation of the products from Level 3 is expected to deliver an improved online service to the players.
It would be a huge multiplayer online game like EverQuest
, capable of blending the wired communalism of Tolkien fandom with fully interactive role playing.
is so addictive that it's been nicknamed ``Evercrack,'' with 300,000 subscribers paying $10 a month to play, said Clint Worley, a game producer with Verant Interactive, which developed and runs Everquest
Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest
II, Champions of Norrath, PlanetSide, Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures(TM), DC Universe(TM) Online, and PlanetSide2, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms.
II followed in 2005 and altered the core gameplay, alienating a lot of the original's fans.
The world of Everquest
has created one of the most successful online Role Playing Games (RPG) ever.
For more information on Call of the Forsaken and other EverQuest
expansions, please visit: http://www.