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SOE Live will be streamed, EverQuest NEXT to be unveiled


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Papa Niero

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6:15 PM on 07.31.2013

We'll be Everquestioning

Second wives, prepare your divorce papers: EverQuest Next is being unveiled this week. 

Sony Online Entertainment kicks off their annual "SOE Live" game expo at 7pm tomorrow in Las Vegas, and I can barely keep my dark elven pants on from the excitement. The event opens its doors to the public on August 2 and runs through the 4th. Online ticket sales have sold out, but you can still register at the door for $169 or catch the action via Twitch.tv/SOE. EQ fans have been waiting to see this game since its announcement in 2010, and I'm chief among them.  

Besides Everquest Next, we're sure to see new developments to DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2, Dragon's Prophet, EverQuest 2, and other upcoming SOE titles. In a press release SOE President John Smedley declared that EverQuest Next will be something, "the MMO world has never seen before". We're excited to learn if this statement holds water, as the franchise's shine has lost its luster in the wake of more contemporary MMO's like World of Warcraft.

Will /pizza rise again?

Do you have any questions for the SOE Live team? Destructoid will be on location talking to developers and spending some hands-on time with the games. I hear there will also be a costumed pool party happening, so I'll be on location photographing all the elves (read: hairy bellied men) for your awkward home enjoyment.

Check out the schedule below:

Schedule posted yesterday on SOE Live:

SOE Live

We are just days away from SOE Live! The excitement is so thick you can almost reach up and grab it! We know there are members of our extended SOE Family that can’t make it this year, but we don’t want you to miss out! Here is the information that will allow you to be there even if it’s only virtually. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013 

7:00PM: Welcome Reception – SOE Twitch TV Channel**

8:00PM: EQ and EQII Keynotes – EverQuest Next Twitch TV Channel and SOE Twitch TV Channel
 

Friday, August 2, 2013 

9:30AM: Welcome to the SOE Live Tournaments Show – SOE Twitch TV Channel**

10:00AM: PlanetSide 2 Ultimate Squad Showdown – PlanetSide 2 Twitch TV Channel

12:00PM: EverQuest Next Debut – EverQuest Next Twitch TV Channel and SOE Twitch TV Channel

4:00PM: DCUO Keynote Address: The Future of DC Universe Online – DC Universe Online Twitch TV Channel

6:00PM: PlanetSide 2 Keynote Address: Community Driven Development – PlanetSide 2 Twitch TV Channel

 

Saturday, August 3, 2013 

10:30AM: SOE Live Tournaments Day 2 Kickoff – SOE Twitch TV Channel**

11:00AM: EQ & EQ II Tournaments – EverQuest Next Twitch TV Channel

2:00PM: DCUO Legends PvP Tournament – DC Universe Online Twitch TV Channel

6:00PM: SOE Live Tournaments Wrap Up – SOE Twitch TV Channel**

 

Tune in, because we have great things planned just for our Livestream viewers!

 

* All times are Pacific

** Livestream will also be shown on the following channels: PlanetSide 2 Twitch TV ChannelDC Universe Online Twitch TV Channel, and EverQuest Next Twitch TV Channel.

 



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