Mar 27, 2014
EverQuest Next: Landmark has been rebranded to simply “Landmark” as part of its new Closed Beta Launch.
Well, that didn’t take long.
Sony Online Entertainment released an announcement today addressing the state of their MMO World Builder – EverQuest Next: Landmark. In the announcement they discuss that game is officially transitioning from it’s Alpha Phase and is moving into a Closed Beta Phase, with a new group of players about to be invited to the game. Which is welcome new for fans of the game!
Along with the Closed Beta announcement also came the news that game now has a new name…simply, Landmark. Apparently, having the words EverQuest Next in the title was confusing players as to what they were getting their hands on.
In a post on the Landmark forums, SOE’s Director of Development Dave Georgeson let people know the news:
First off, a bit of housekeeping. We are changing the name of the game… literally. The game is no longer called EverQuest Next Landmark. We are now just Landmark. You may be asking, “Why the change?” Answer: To a lot of people, having EverQuest in the name immediately implies a fantasy game. Landmark is anything you can imagine. Removing EverQuest Next seemed the best. This doesn’t change anything we’ve said about Landmark or EverQuest Next. All the details of the games are still the same. We’re still using Landmark to build EverQuest Next – and we’ll still have areas dedicated to EQN. We’re just simplifying the name and making it easier to understand that the games are different from one another.
You can read Mr. Georgeson’s full post on the Landmark forums, here.