Entertainment Announces Innovative Adventure Packs for EverQuest II
) reveals details on plans for incremental content expansion for SOE's
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sony Online
Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online
(MMO) gaming, today announced the forthcoming Adventure Packs for EverQuest II,
a content release strategy intended to give players access to new content
between traditional game expansions. The first Adventure Pack is scheduled for
digital release in March 2005 for $4.99.
"Today we're announcing a new content strategy for EverQuest II that presents
online games in an entirely new manner, like that of a television series, or
serial movies," said John Smedley, president, Sony Online Entertainment.
"Players will be able to unlock ongoing storylines that appeal to them, while
enabling us to deliver more content than ever before."
The planned content release strategy involves a mixture of purchasable bi-annual
expansion packs along with periodic releases of story-driven Adventure Packs
adding new content and gameplay elements to the world of Norrath, in addition to
continued updates to the game at no additional charge. The first Adventure Pack
will be centered on the Dark Elves of Neriak and an unbridled evil in the tombs
below the surface of Norrath. The US version of the Adventure Pack will be
available to European players as well at release in English, followed by
Adventure Packs will feature new quests, zones, storylines and story arcs that
will allow players to further immerse themselves in the shattered lands of
Norrath. All players will have access to certain levels of the Adventure Packs;
however in order to complete the content, players will need to purchase the
Adventure Packs for a small fee. Additional details on the first Adventure Pack
will be revealed in the coming weeks.