Daybreak’s Holly Longdale promises: ‘There is a future for EverQuest’

    
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Even as Daybreak fractures into several studios, its flagship MMORPG continues to fly high. EverQuest itself recently confirmed the Q4 arrival of its Torment of Velious expansion as well as a new progression server, and now the studio promises that the fantasy MMO will be around for at least another decade.

When asked in an interview how long EverQuest was going to last at this point, Executive Producer Holly Longdale said, “At least another ten years.” She pointed to the progression servers as perfect ways for returning players to get on board with EQ once more.

Longdale was more cagey when it came to the rumored next EverQuest game, saying only, “I can’t talk about what’s in development, but I promise you that there is a future for EverQuest. I promise you that a lot of work has gone into evaluating our past.” That’s essentially a reiteration of comments she made back in the spring and summer, but given the recent layoffs, we’re not sad to hear them again.

Source: EverQuest Show. Thanks Vemerce!

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Carroll Ware

Just kill it already . It’s not even EverQuest anymore just a cash cow. I hope Pantheon rise of the fallen is a success and finally EverQuest and daybreak can go away.

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But is she there in 12 months to deliver on any of this?

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Techno Wizard

Ah, EverQuest Next. I still raise a toast to what could have been, now and again. I live in hope.

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Bruno Brito

Oh, no no no no, please, don’t take it the wrong way!

There IS hope for Everquest.

Just…not in the shitshow that is your company.

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PepinoCantador

I hope EverQuest is still a thing in ten years. However, should the worst occur, I hope they open source everything.

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Emperor Caligula

Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, director Longdale.

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Alyn

We all WANT to believe. However, the pain still persists for me, Holly.

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Greaterdivinity

I want to believe her, I genuinely do…but with them doing a whole lot of nothing since Next/Landmark were canned…I can’t say I’m too optimistic or confident. The constant layoffs don’t help either…

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Michael18

Call me naive, but I think splitting up Daybreak’s teams into several smaller studios might be a good thing.

For older games, having a small company with a dedicated team focus on a single game (or maybe 2 closely related games) seems to be a feasible model. It seems to work fine for LOTRO/DDO with SSG or UO with Broadsword. The smaller size somehow helps with focusing on the specific character and needs of the particular game and also helps in the communication with the player base.

I do not know what this means for the working conditions of the employees, though. Also, if they’re just doing it to sell off the parts for more money in total than what they would’ve gotten before the split, it might end badly.

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sizer99

Just don’t hold your breath for Everquest 3