On March 16th, 1999, Sony Online Entertainment
launched one of the most monumental MMOs in history, and 13 years later, the studio is taking EverQuest
to the next level with a free-to-play model
. That's right, SOE's set the date for EQ's
F2P conversion to be Friday, March 16
in order to coincide with the game's anniversary.
SOE promises that this won't be the only highlight of the teenage game's big day, as anniversary events will arrive in the game on that date as well.
In the meanwhile, the studio is asking for talented map-makers and artists to submit their own custom maps
to be included in the game. There's no specific details yet on this process, but SOE says that it will be asking for these maps soon.