One of the earliest MMOs to hit the market, EverQuest, celebrated its eighth anniversary this week. The game has been going strong since 1999 and is a testament to just how long some MMOs may last in the world. EverQuest is launching a new Anniversary Edition which will be available for players and fans on April 23, 2007. The Anniversary Edition will be found in stores for $19.99. The game also has new content planned as well as some fun new player activities.
Blizzard announced its upcoming 2007 Worldwide Invitational which will take place in Seoul, South Korea. The event will be held on May 19 and 20th at the Olympic Fencing Stadium. Players will be able to enter tournaments as well as chat with Blizzard developers about World of Warcraft.
Microsoft plans to open Live Online service to Vista PC gamers in May. Players will now be able to log in and play on Xbox 360 Live. The launch will be on May 8th to include the Vista version of "Halo 2." This set up is part of Bill Gates new approach towards gaming "anywhere" which includes several platforms.
This week on MMORPG.com's Game/On, Garrett Fuller catches up with CCP at the Game Developer's Conference. Speaking with Magnus Bergsson from CCP about EVE Online, that game's future, and the upcoming World of Darkness MMORPG.
EverQuest celebrates its eighth anniversary this month as a game that has proven the test of time. It seems like many players got their start in EverQuest and began their work in MMOs to this day. The new Anniversary pack offers some additional content and upgrades for players to check out.
Starting off back in 1999, EverQuest was the first MMO for many players. The game remains strong and still has a loyal following. Having spawned the sequel EverQuest II as well as countless expansions, there is no telling when EverQuest will ever come to an end. In many ways it is a testament to how long MMOs will likely continue to be around once they are launched.
With a very hectic first week of March we are finally seeing the coverage from GDC slow down. We still have several articles for you coming in from games and developers that we will be running this week. Keep in mind with no E3 this year, GDC was a much bigger conference for the industry. From 2006 it seemed like it tripled in size.