Sony Online Entertainment lifted the hood on its next big game EverQuest Next at SOE Live, its annual fan gathering that took place last week in Las Vegas.  Speaking to GamerHub at the event, SOE president John Smedley called the game a culmination of his company’s many years of experience building MMO games.

“The evolving MMO market impacted this game because we decided that we did not want to continue the current trend,” Smedley told GamerHub.  “We’re bored with it.  We helped create it and too many games have been made with the kind of current, sort of, level grind, get loot mechanic, and we decide we wanted to change that.”

Watch the full interview.