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EverQuest Next – Landmark is a “construction and exploration game” similar to Minecraft

Friday, 2nd August 2013 20:17 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony Online Entertainment has announced EverQuest Next – Landmark which is set to be released later this year before EverQuest Next releases.

According to how RPS described it, Landmark is a “construction and exploration game” similar to Minecraft, and contains the entire toolset used to build worlds and assets for Everquest Next.

It will come will all sorts of design tools, but players will still need to gather resources through the various continents and land masses in the game.

Once a player stars exploring, they will be given a flag in which to stake a claim in the landscape, and other players can visit said lands.

All creations can be submitted to the Player Studio, and then downloaded by other players who will actually pay you money for them.

A payment is received every time there is a sale and they will also get royalties should another player borrow a feature created.

Even better, the best creations “could be picked for inclusion” in EverQuest Next at launch.

Here’s more from the press release:

Create Amazing Things:

Build highly detailed structures with powerful and intuitive tools
Quickly design complex projects or collaborate with friends to undertake massive shared builds.
Lay claim to and control specific areas of huge persistent worlds.

Share Your Imagination with Friends

Landmark’s persistent servers will enable players to interact with and experience the collective imagination of thousands of players in a unique shared world.
Players will have compelling reasons to explore and interact with others. They will congregate at crafting hubs, build design templates to share and trade, and journey across the world to collect the resources required to build and craft.

Build EQN with SOE — Using the Same Tools

Landmark players will gain increasing access to many of the same tools that SOE is using to construct the game world of EQN.
Not only will Landmark give players access to these world building tools, SOE will provide specific guidance on what we want help building.
Through this collaborative approach, EQN may eventually represent the largest overall collaborative development effort in the history of online games. For anyone who has ever thought about becoming a game developer, here is your chance. Together we will build extraordinary things

EverQuest Next – Landmark ships this winter as a free-to-play.

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  1. harmundo

    My english is not best, what does this sentence mean? “A payment is received every time there is a sale and they will also get royalties should another player borrow one a feature created.” – I get the first half of it, but the second is a mess for me.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    @1

    I believe it means if X person creates content and puts in the player studio and they Y person creates content with X content but adds upon then puts in on the player studio and then Z buys it so Y gets the payment then X gets a royalty from it. I can see a lot of issues with this and I am curious how far the royalty goes down the chain.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. Aullah

    I DONT LIKE THIS. Diablo3 failed because of the real money transactions. I dont want this. Fans will surely create new content and im okay with them selling it, but not for real money. I dont want to play with another game that has such thing.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 Yeah sorry there was an errant “one” in there. It’s called changing your thought process in the middle of a sentence. I have ADD or something :D

    @2 I am wondering if there will be a set price per content, like a cap or something – I mean I can’t see other players paying a lot of money for user created stuff, but I could be wrong. It still sounds rather neat. I want to see it in the works though.

    #4 12 months ago
  5. Dragon246

    Btw, does anyone know how PS2 is doing? Are there any billion dollar hits in FTP MMOS like WoW?

    #5 12 months ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    @5 Actually some information on the next content update just came out, I have that on my “to do” list today. I can ask SOE – but I likely won’t hear anything until the fan event is done and dusted.

    #6 12 months ago