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SOE Confirms EverQuest Next For PS4, Planetside 2 Coming Soon

Good news for PS4 owners as Sony's John Smedly teases new MMO.

Let's say you're the proud owner of a shiny new PlayStation 4, and you also happen to be a big MMO fan.

Oh, have we got news for you.

During an AMAA-style (Ask Me Almost Anything) Q&A on Reddit with Sony Online Entertainment head honcho, John Smedley, we learn about all sorts of MMO goodness for Sony's new machine. You can check out the assembled points of interest at DualShockers; here are the highlights:

Firstly, Smedley finally confirmed that the well-received EverQuest Next is indeed headed to the PS4. He didn't give us an exact date but at least we know it's coming. Secondly, he revealed that Planetside 2 is slated to hit Sony's new console during the first half of 2014. Even though it's "taking time to do this right," he says the project is going quite smoothly. He also said his team has "lots of plans" for the implementation of new continents, by the way.

Thirdly and lastly - and this is the most exciting part - Smedley confirmed that a new IP is in the works at SOE!

"SWG PLAYERS – OUR NEXT GAME (not announced yet) IS DEDICATED TO YOU. Once we launch it… you can come home now."

Smedley says it's a "completely new IP" and in fact, if you're willing to look around, the data for this mystery title is hiding somewhere online. MMOs aren't my cup of tea, so I won't be looking. If you wanna try, however, good luck with the search!

Published Jan. 24th 2014

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