Members of the ZAM team are currently at Fan Faire in Las Vegas and got to see Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley deliver the third annual Community Address. It was announced that the 16th EverQuest expansion will be called Underfoot. It's coming out in November, but you'll be able to participate in events beginning in July that will give you credit to get Underfoot before anyone else. It will launch with 12-15 zones, with bonus zones being added through April 2010. It will include a new achievement tracking system and double the amount of weapons of any other expansion.
UPDATE: To clarify, Eldiroth has stated in the official SOE forums that there is no level increase in Underfoot.
As Calthine has already reported, it was also revealed the new EverQuest II expansion, Sentinel's Fate, will explore Odus, and Free Realms will introduce the Soccer Star job and more content for both driver jobs.
Star Wars Galaxies is celebrating its six-year anniversary today at the convention with a bunch of panels, and attendees are getting a Dianoga Dumpster in-game item that eats your trash and spits out random items. As Tamat reported, the Chronicle Master profession was also announced at Fan Faire.
Keep an eye out on the DC Universe Online Myspace page for information on a new video contest that asks players to explain which hero or villain is their best friend or foe. Fans at the convention are also checking out a service that allows players to purchase SOE art prints and have them delivered to their home, which will launch later this year. Keep reading after the jump for more information.
Sony Online Entertainment made a series of exciting news announcements during the company’s third annual Community Address on Friday, June 26. With a sold out crowd of more than 1,500 video game fans in attendance at Bally’s Las Vegas, SOE delivered the scoop on upcoming expansions and other cool features for current and upcoming titles.
Community Address Highlights:
As SOE celebrates an historic 10-years of EverQuest®, the company announced two new expansions: EverQuest® Underfoot™ and EverQuest® II Sentinel’s Fate™. These new chapters add to the EQ legacy and will deliver even more exciting adventures for fans.
The wildly popular and successful Free Realms™ is growing even larger with the addition of more content for the Derby and Kart Racer jobs, each with 40 new quests! A new job, Soccer Star, will also be available later this year!
Star Wars Galaxies™ is celebrating its historic six-year anniversary on Saturday, June 27, in Vegas style with a series of panels and insider information straight from the developers. Fan Faire attendees also received an exclusive Dianoga Dumpster item, which will eat your trash and spit out a random collections items.
As development on DC Universe Online™, continues, SOE announced a new MySpace Video Contest which asks, “Who’s Your DCU BFF?” (Best Friend or Foe). In this upcoming contest, DC Comics and SOE are giving fans a chance to express their passion for their most beloved or despised DC characters through DC Universe Online’s official MySpace site, www.myspace.com/dcuo.
Attendees are also getting a first look at an industry-leading print-on-demand service through SOE’s in game worlds available in conjunction with HP. For the first time ever players will be able to view, purchase and have art prints delivered directly to their home. Featuring classic characters, imagery and scenes from SOE’s various fantasy worlds, games and artists. The service is scheduled to launch later this year.