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EverQuest Next not planned for PS4 yet, SOE 'very serious about PC-oriented launch'

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EverQuest Next will eventually come to PlayStation 4. Sony Online Entertainment producer David Georgeson things you'd be "dumb" to not explore other platforms. But at launch, EverQuest Next will be a PC-only game.

"We're very serious about this being a PC-orientated launch," Georgeson said at the SOE Live event in Las Vegas. "Now, you're dumb not to explore other options with a business of this type, but we're very serious about developing for the PC."

"You know, the company knows a lot about the PlayStation 4," Georgeson added, referencing two of SOE's other PC to PlayStation titles. "Look at DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2 - so we have a lot of people becoming extraordinarily knowledgeable with that box."

"We're not adverse to the idea," he said, "but we're not going down that path yet."

EverQuest Next's controller-friendly setup definitely lends itself nicely to console gameplay, which Georgeson says was actually more of an accident than intentional design. Regardless of intent, SOE is well-versed in PC to platform ports and I'd venture to say it's only a matter of time before we see EQ Next on PlayStation 4 -- hopefully sooner rather than later. Would you prefer to play the game on PC or PS4?


Matt Liebl You can follow Senior News Editor Matt Liebl on Twitter @Matt_GZ. He likes games, sports, musicals, and his adorable dog, Wrigley, and his wife.
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