January 16, 2009
Sony Online Entertainment MMO Library Arrives
EverQuest, EverQuest II, Vanguard: Saga of
Heroes and Pirates of the Burning Sea Available Now
Valve Corporation and Sony Online Entertainment
LLC (SOE) today announce the availability of many SOE Massively Multiplayer
Online (MMO) titles on Steam, a leading platform for the delivery and management
of PC games and digital content with over 15 million accounts around the world.
The SOE developed and/or published titles now
available include the complete EverQuest (EQ) and EverQuest II (EQII)
collections, as well as Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Pirates of the Burning Sea.
To kick off this monumental event, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Vanguard: Saga of
Heroes, EQ Secrets of Faydwer and EQII Rise of Kunark are being offered via
Steam for a special introductory price during the first 10 days the games are
available for purchase. New SOE game accounts for the game purchased will also
receive 30 days of gameplay (this offer excludes existing game and Station
In addition, the recently released expansions
EverQuest Seeds of Destruction and EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey are available
"Sony Online Entertainment propelled the MMO
genre and PC gaming into new era with the launch of EverQuest," said Jason
Holtman, director of business development at Valve. "SOE continues to evolve the
genre and PC gaming with new universes such as Vanguard and Pirates of the
Burning Sea, while continuously expanding the EverQuest and EverQuest II worlds
with over 20 total expansions delivered electronically since the first EQ was
released in March 1999."
"We are always looking for additional ways to
introduce our great catalog of games to new audiences. It’s hard to think of a
larger group of PC gamers interested in multiplayer games than those connecting
to Steam," said John Smedley, president of SOE. "We’ve long been a leader in
MMOs and this agreement will help bring our exciting content to millions of
additional online gamers around the world."