Sony Online Entertainment has no immediate plans to bring EverQuest Next to PS4. The developer and publisher has pledged recent MMOs like PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe Online to the system, but is focused on a PC launch first and foremost for its upcoming project.
“Now, you’re dumb not to explore other options with a business of this type, but we’re very serious about developing for the PC,” SOE producer David Georgeson said at SOE Live in Las Vegas, Eurogamer reports. “You know the company knows a lot about the PlayStation 4–look at DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2–so we have a lot of people becoming extraordinarily knowledgeable with that box. We’re not adverse to the idea, but we’re not going down that path yet.”
Georgeson also spoke about how the ambitious MMORPG will let players impact the game’s story while accounting for a variety of players and servers.
“Every world will be unique from the others in that players will be advancing the story in different ways at different times,” he said. “And so, obviously, different worlds will be different to other ones.
“We want to make it really easy for players to move back and forth between the worlds so they can experiment and see different things. For instance, if you roll up a new world, it might start all the way back at the beginning of the storyline.”