When they were first announced, both Landmark and EverQuest Next were introduced as free-to-play games. While this hasn’t changed, what with Sony Online Entertainment becoming Daybreak Game Company, the latest Landmark and EverQuest Next Dev Team Q&A delves a bit more on the business model side of things.
Beginning at around 16:00, you’ll hear that the studio has a strong belief on keeping EverQuest Next and Landmark as free-to-play games, but this is something that isn’t set in stone and may eventually change in the future. So this may actually mean absolutely nothing, but the SOE buyout detail could play a significant part on the definition of the business model for both games and future titles.
Would you prefer EverQuest Next and Landmark to be F2P, buy-to-play (Guild Wars 2 style) or subscription-based?