EverQuest Next
Released n/a
The game will also not be a sequel or prequel to any of the games in the EverQuest franchise; it is planned to present to players a "parallel world" of Norrath, one in which some of the locations and characters may be familiar, but specific relationships and events can diverge from the official storylines of the other games. The developers have stated an intention to return to a style of gameplay more like the original EverQuest, while retaining the advances in MMORPG design that have developed in the years since that game first launched. Daybreak Game Company will be using their game engine called Forgelight for EverQuest Next, making this the second game to use this engine. Forgelight focuses on lighting effects and making game characters more realistic. This engine is being used for Next Generation consoles and has been discussed as amazingly intuitive. While previous titles by the developer have been "cartoonish" this engine re-defines them. It has lost its cartoon sense almost completely, heading for realism.