SOE Dumps 4 MMOs, Hints at New Star Wars Galaxies and more! | The Daily XP January 27th
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to your daily MMO news exclusively from MMOAttack.com. Today are focusing on Sony Online
Entertainment, yes the whole show. We
have four game closures, a new game possibly in the works and news on their all
access plans. SOE Fans get ready, the
Daily XP starts now.
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Sony Online Entertainment to Dump Four of its MMO Titles | [timer]25[/timer] SOE President Hints at New Star Wars Galaxies Game | [timer]52[/timer] SOE All Access Plan Details Laid Out For Members | [timer]91[/timer]
First off, late Friday SOE made their community aware that
they were shutting down four of its titles.
Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Wizardry Online and
Vanguard Saga of Heroes. The reasons for
each of the closures vary, but when it gets down to it, each game has had its
struggles recently, either with a small player-base, or the cost to keep the
game up and running, or lack of time to update.
Free Realms and Clone Wars Adventures will close up on March 31st, while
Vanguard and Wizardry end of July 31st.
Later that day John Smedley, President of SOE took part in
an Ask Me Anything on Reddit. He covered
questions ranging from the closures of the previous four mentioned titles as
well as gave fans something to look forward to.
When asked if he could launch a shut-down title, he chose Star Wars
Galaxies, stating that he would do everything differently. He followed that up with this “SWG
Players – Our next game, not announced yet, is dedicated to you. Once we launch it, you can come
home”. That tease along with a keen
reader on Reddit, who found an image to a trademark renewal for SWG, gives many
of us hope that there will be a new Star Wars game on the horizon.
Then, even later that day, on the EverQuest Next forums, a
community manager posted information on the all new SOE All Access Plan. It had been hinted at in previous weeks that
SOE would put together all their games into a nice and neat package that
included all their titles, and that’s what they have done. The SOE All Access Plan will include top-tier
membership level in all eligible SOE games.
These games include EverQuest, EverQuest II, DC Universe Online and
PlanetSide 2, for the PC versions only, as well as the upcoming EverQuest Next
and Landmark. Dragon’s Prophet may be
added in later. The pass will also
include 500 monthly Station Cash, as well as a 10% discount on marketplace
purchases and exclusive promotions and offers throughout the year. All that for $14.99, with discounts for
extended month plans.
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