Following a rocky and often-troubling year
for Sony Online Entertainment
in 2011, it's got to be good to have a clear win for the team. So we certainly can't begrudge SOE President John Smedley
from climbing to the mountaintops to trumpet EverQuest II's
success following its full free-to-play transition last month.
According to a series of tweets
, Smedley says that the numbers are looking impressive: "We are seeing some amazing growth in EQII
. 40% increase in daily logins since going F2P, 300% increase in new players, and 200% increase in item sales. Plus we have added a lot of new subs. All during the time that some really good competition hit the market."
Smedley also says that SOE is "very excited" with its partnership with ProSiebenSat.1
, which grants exclusive publishing rights in Europe to eight of the studio's titles, including EverQuest
, DC Universe Online
, and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures