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Sony to lift the curtain on EverQuest Next at SOE Live 2013

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Sony Online Entertainment will debut EverQuest Next, the next installment in the EverQuest franchise, at SOE Live 2013 this Friday, the company announced on the event page.

At 3 p.m. ET Aug. 2, SOE president John Smedley, director of development Dave Georgeson and other members of the development team will reveal more details on the game. The presentation is expected to last an hour and a half and will be livestreamed on the SOE Twitch channel.

Later that day at 8 p.m. ET, SOE will host a presentation offering a closer look at how the world of EverQuest Next will look and how players will interact with it. A talk hosted on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. ET will go into further detail regarding the classes in EverQuest Next, and another at 5 p.m. will detail the world's lore. A Q&A session and writing panel for the title will also be held on Sunday, Aug. 4.

EverQuest Next was first announced as being in development at SOE Fan Faire in August 2010. At SOE Live last year, Smedley said the game would be "the largest sandbox-style MMO ever designed."