It’s been three long months since SOE revealed its biggest surprise--a stand-alone, Minecraft-style building MMO called EverQuest Next Landmark, which will serve as the “gateway to EverQuest Next.” But finally, the wait is near an end, or at least there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
SOE announced today that Landmark’s alpha test will begin on or before February 28, 2014. Closed beta is due to begin on or before March 31, 2014. It seems as though SOE has announced their drop-dead dates while allowing for the possibility of an earlier alpha or beta. (Those who’ve been following the game closely will quickly notice that the promise of a launch “this winter” isn’t exactly fulfilled by a March 31 closed beta.)
New Landmark Building Screenshots | Timelapse House Construction Video
SOE has also announced new Founder’s Packs that provide players with everything with closed beta access at the $20 Settler price point to alpha access and 4 shareable closed beta keys at the $100 Trailblazer level. Here are the details:
Includes all items from Settler Pack Plus:
(Italicized Items are Exclusive to Pre-Sale/Alpha Period)
Includes all items from Settler Pack and Explorer Pack Plus:
For more information visit eqnlandmark.com.
Karen became hopelessly hooked on EverQuest when she wandered into Norrath for the first time, immediately fell off one of the Kelethin platforms, and had to ask a Bard to find her mangled corpse. She's gained a few skills since, and logged more hours than she cares to count playing all kinds of MMOs. The EverQuest franchise remains her favorite. Relying on her druidic wisdom, she pens a weekly column, Ask the Druid, every Thursday. Send your questions to her at shayalyn [at] tentonhammer.com.
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