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January 11, 2023 - EQ Roadmap 2023
« on: January 11, 2023, 04:47:35 PM »
Yup, the roadmap is back! Given all the positive reactions from the "experiment" we started last year we've decided to bring this back again for this year. Although before we dive into our plans for 2023, let's look at some of the things we accomplished in 2022...

In 2022, we delivered on every point in the roadmap (eventually). Our extended family that is EverQuest got to see the Community Resource Council come to fruition, 64-bit upgrades to servers and clients, our 23rd Anniversary celebration, many updated holiday in-game events, new progression servers, new classic achievements, the much-anticipated Heroic Characters update, an unbelievable and very humbling Extra Life response, and last but certainly not the least, the launch of Night of Shadows. We got a lot accomplished and now we're gearing up for another milestone-making year!

2022 Roadmap Update:

    Completed:
        October:
            Night of Shadows' Beta + Pre-order
            New Content for Nights of the Dead
        November:
            Extra Life - Help us raise funds for the Children's Miracle Network.
            New Content for Feast of Giving
        December:
            Night of Shadows' Launch
            New Content for the New Year's Event

We're excited to share with you our 2023 plans. A reminder that these are high-level goals and target delivery dates and do not list everything we will be doing. We will continue working on other updates to the game, fixing issues, and making "quality of life" improvements (such as UI tweaks, etc.). Without further ado, here are our big plans for EverQuest 2023!

2023 Roadmap:

    January:
        Night of Shadows Tier 1 Raids Unlock
            Insatiable An Appetite
            Pit Fight
            Mean Streets
    February:
        New Content for Erollisi Day
        Night of Shadows Tier 2 Raids Unlock
            When One Door Closes
            Myconid Mutany
            Dance of the Demiurge
    March:
        Night of Shadows Tier 3 Raids Unlock
            The Spirit Fades
            The Shadows Move
            Under Siege
        New Content for Brew Day
        EverQuest's 24th Anniversary Celebration - New quests and a mission.
    April:
        New UI Engine Initial Launch - Full engine launch with some of the windows ported to the new engine.
    May:
        New Content for Tempest Festival
        New Progression Server (Ruleset "To Be Announced")
    June:
        New Pride Month Familiars
    July:
        Server Merge - Merging Coirnav to Vox.
    August:
        New Content for Stone Cold Summer
    October:
        2023's Expansion Beta + Pre-order
        DirectX 11 API port
    November:
        Extra Life Game Day - Help us raise funds for the Children's Miracle Network.
        New Content for Feast of Giving
    December:
        New Content for Frostfell
        2023's Expansion Launch - EverQuest's 30th Expansion!
    Throughout the Year:
        Porting More Windows to the New UI Engine
        Zone Performance Improvements
    Release Date TBD in 2023:
        Guild Tradeskill Depot

And there you have it-a group shot of our high-level goals for this year; dates and events are subject to change. So, with loads to look forward to, let's gear up, mount up, and get ready!

 

May your anniversary grant you the best of rings,

 

Jenn Chan

Head of Studio