Sony Online entertainment has announced that their seminal MMORPG EverQuest is going free-to-play. The game launched in 1997 and has had 18 expansions and “countless content updates.”

“With the move to free-to-play, players will continue to enjoy the EQ experience they know and love, only now they have the power to choose a model that caters to their play style,” said SOE in the announcement. “Through the new free-to-play model, players will have the options of non-recurring vs. recurring subscriptions, Free vs. Silver memberships, item unlockers, and many more. Additionally, all players (both old and new) will be given brand new items via a ‘Welcome Pack.’”

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