Hot off the presses, Daybreak Games has canceled Everquest Next.
From Russell Shanks, president of Daybreak Games:
For those familiar with the internals of game development, you know that cancellations are a reality we must face from time to time. Inherent to the creative process are dreaming big, pushing hard and being brutally honest with where you land. In the case of EverQuest Next, we accomplished incredible feats that astonished industry insiders. Unfortunately, as we put together the pieces, we found that it wasn’t fun.
I have pondered the fate of Everquest Next ever since Sony Online Entertainment was sold to Daybreak Games. SOE was being very open, and very LOUD, about their development of Everquest Next, but finding any real news in the past year or so has been very hard to come by.
For those wanderers of Norrath, never fear. Everquest and Everquest 2 are still going strong.