Come this April, you'll be able to subscribe to all of Sony Online Entertainment's catalog with the All Access plan for a single, monthly payment of $14.99.
The new plan replaces the existing $19.99 SOE All Access pass. In addition, all existing individual memberships to DC Universe Online on PC, PlanetSide 2 on PC, EverQuest, EverQuest 2, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Wizardry Online will be converted automatically to All Access memberships. The program will eventually expand to encompass EverQuest Next and EverQuest Landmark, according to SOE's official FAQ. SOE will further discount the monthly fee for those who subscribe in three, six and 12-month chunks.
According to a post by Community Relations Manager Collette "Dexella" Murphy on the EverQuest Next forums, the All Access membership plan will be available "on or about April 2." Subscribers will also receive 500 Station Cash (SOE's universal currency) by logging in each month, a 10 percent discount on marketplace purchases and have access to "exclusive promotions and offers."
Earlier today, SOE announced plans to shutter four MMOs: Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Wizardry Online. Both Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms will close March 31, before the program is enacted. Vanguard and Wizardry players will be automatically upgraded until the games close July 31.
Today's announcement codifies a program that SOE President John Smedley said the company was considering earlier this month.