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EverQuest designer Brad McQuaid returns to series after 12-year absence

Tuesday, 12th March 2013 10:28 GMT By Dave Cook

EverQuest key designer Brad McQuaid has returned to the series he helped create, after some 12 years of absence.

GI.biz reports that McQuaid worked at EverQuest studio Verant Interactive before it was acquired by Sony Online Entertainment back in 1999.

He left SOE in 2001 to found Sigil Games, which in turn was bought by SOE in 2007. Although McQuaid has been back under the company’s wing for some time, he has now decided to return to the EverQuest franchise.

McQuaid announced his return to Sony Online Entertainment over on the company forum.

He said of his return, “When I was given the opportunity to return to the team it was something I just had to do! I found, in addition to all of the great new features and UI elements, that the game, at its core, was still very much the EQ I was involved with.

“In fact, some of my first work as a game designer on the team will be working on areas that have been alluded to since launch. I can’t say more than that, of course, but I’m sure you can imagine how exciting this is for me”.

Welcome back. Are you a fan of McQuaid’s work and EverQuest in general? Is this wonderful news? Let us know below.

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  1. DrDamn

    Used to play EverCrack many years ago, todays WoW players would get a bit of a shock. Proper penalties for death where a hard days play could result in you being worse off than when you started. Auction houses where you actually had to stand about and wait for people to buy from you. Very little in the way of proper quests.

    Ah fond memories, TRAIN TO ZONE!!! TRAIN TO ZONE!!!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. silkvg247

    First time I played EQ (long before wow) I died within 30seconds due to low gamma and the fact I was apparently in a treehouse. True story!

    #2 1 year ago
  3. _LarZen_

    One can only hope he is going to help work on EverQuest 3?
    And that it will be the first mmorpg for PS4. And that has cross-play with PC players.

    One can dream….

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Sini

    Another casual dev added to the team.. yey

    #4 1 year ago
  5. quadfather

    Unrest mansion…

    /Hail a Festering Hag!

    #5 1 year ago