Landmark is shutting down, felt like it already did a long time ago

One day, when we're old and with grandchildren, we'll look back at the time when EverQuest Next was announced and think: “wow, they really got us there for a minute!”.

This is just our way of introducing the cancellation of Landmark, Daybreak Game Company's remains of what once was going to be EverQuest Next, a game that was also canceled. This leaves the EverQuest franchise still running with the first and second games, but no follow-ups in sight for now.

Landmark was announced as free-to-play but later on changed to a paid title – a cheap one at that, we admit – and while some impressive creations were being made by imaginative players, the continued lack of support and updates from the developers quickly turned it into a deserted game. Since the beginning of 2015, Landmark barely managed to have over 100 players simultaneously, and recently that number was around 10. No sandbox game, where you depend on the work of your players, will ever survive like that.

Landmark's servers will close on February 21, 2017 and the game is already off Steam. All items in the Marketplace with a Daybreak Cash price will have their price reduced to 1 DBC, but your Daybreak Cash will remain in your wallet, no refunds, so you'll have to spend it in other Daybreak games, for example Dungeons and Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online, which are coming soon to Daybreak.

In case you're wondering if you can have access to the code/data from Landmark, the answer is no, and no fan-servers are allowed.

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  • KSib

    Typo: Landamrk’s

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    • Thanks! Happy 2017!

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  • Tiffania Westwood

    i literally thought they were already shutdown awhile ago as well XD

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  • Queen Cheng

    I thought it was gone last year, so from the article, it was EQNext that disappeared, lolz.

    Well… they should shut down all other EverQuest that are still left running. Its days are over. It can never beat Dark Age of Camelot and Ultima Online.

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  • Carpazzo

    Some friends and I were really hyped for EQ NExt once they announceed the cancellation I lost hope on the hole company that would do something else great.LAndmark was just a piece of EQNEXT so would basically fail somehow.

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    • Agreed. It’s like they were selling a part of a game that just wasn’t going nowhere.

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