Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is no stranger to MMOs, and no stranger to success. It comes as no surprise then that their newest breakout title, Everquest Next Landmark, is enjoying unrivaled popularity. What is surprising is that it’s enjoying this popularity while it’s still in Alpha. The game is currently unfinished, crash-prone, with many early-build issues – and players are still loving it. Gamers love it so much, SOE has already had to add a new server.
Time will tell how Sony capitalizes on this success as the game moves from Alpha to Beta and into launch – but people seem to feel that they’ve started from a place of great expectations.