Daybreak on EverQuest 3: ‘We will definitely do something with the IP’

    
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Great job.

An EverQuest interview with several developers from early June is gaining increased attention as of late thanks to the magnifying glass of blog Inventory Full. Of particular interest are several vague references to the much-rumored and oft-teased EverQuest 3 (or at the very least, another title in the franchise).

Daybreak is being as tight-lipped as possible while still trying to give fans some sort of future hope. The most direct question regarding this garnered this response from Holly Longdale: “There is a future and I don’t have specifics for you. The specifics will come when we have meaningful news […] We will definitely do something with the IP. A strict remake? Probably not. Will it embody the EQ spirit, most likely yes.”

However, Longdale did go on to say that the team wants to “build this franchise up even better” but didn’t want to start hyping a title until “we are certain the promise of the game can be realized.”

Source: Fires of Heaven via Inventory Full. Thanks Wilhelm and Bhagpuss!

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Armsman

I’m sure the Daybreak Marketing Rep’s next line after the comment in the above article headline was:

“What? Don’t you all have cellphones?” ;)

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senamilco

To be fair, daybreak lost all their good developers to Intrepid Studios…. aka the ones making Ashes of Creation…. I doubt they have anyone skilled enough to make an Everyquest game….

On that note, I really do want an EQ3 game…. its a shame they wasted our time with EQ:Next because we all saw it flop hard really fast…. They need to either find some good talent and get the ball rolling or buy some smaller company.

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Rolan Storm

Leave it alone? Pretty please?

Aelzen
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Aelzen

F-off daybreak. Stop pretending you’re a competent developer.

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cambruin

‘We will definately do something with the IP.’ *checks eBay* Yup, they did. Anyone got a spare 20$?

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Hravik

Mobile game or another over hyped game that starts out ok, turns into another game, gets split and both cancelled/life support.

Calling it now. The only faith I have left in daybreak is their ability to disappoint.

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David Goodman

Yeah i’ve pretty much given up on the EQ IP, but good for the people who still enjoy it I guess.

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squid

The only thing we want you to do with the IP is sell it to a better studio.

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Rolan Storm

Instead they will ruin it, don’t you hope.

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squid

Didn’t they say like a year+ ago that they were going to reskin some mobile games using the EQ IP, ala Diablo Immortal?

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Rolan Storm

Sure, why not? That’s “day” & “break* for ya.

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Brett Kovach

Please just make a new Champions of Norrath. These games are still talked about favorably, and they still sell for a decent amount on the used market.

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Ashley Bau

I would love a new Champions of Norrath (I also would like remasters,remakes, or even re-releases of the originals). The studio responsible for making them (snowblind) was folded into something else I think.