Like many i also want immersion in a game and EQN could be THE ONE.
SOE is working with Storybricks
The team at Storybricks
have been busy since they announced the end of the their original project
. At the time they stated that they would be working with other companies to help make MMOs even better. Of course, they didn’t release any details as to who they’re working with.
But, yesterday Storybricks announced that they have been working with SOE
on EverQuest Next
. They’ve been working with them for several months and the announcement states that EQN
is “the biggest sandbox ever designed”.
Sadly, that’s really all the details we have at the moment. But, I think that EverQuest Next
being a sandbox is a pretty big announcement on it’s own.
Full article - Sony Online teams with Storybricks on EverQuest Next sandbox.
This is what storybricks brings to the project.
We designed and built an emotional intelligence engine in order to breathe life into virtual characters. They have their own goals, moods, they interact among themselves and take decisions on their own. The story no longer revolves solely around scripted behavior: game worlds can now be rich and complex. We wake up every day with the same mission of bringing you worlds filled with living, complex, emotional characters as never seen before. What will change is the way we deliver it."
Full article - Sony Online collaborating with Storybricks on Everquest Next | GamesIndustry International
this next link has heaps of stories about the pairing - the tattered notebook one is a really good read - Namaste Entertainment | Massively
The storybricks boss seems to think the EQN will be the MMO to beat for the next 10 years - I hope that's true, between that and the fun factor wildstar looks like bringing I would be a very happy Togger