|Digital Release:||PlayStation 2
February 09, 2003 (US)
October 24, 2003 (EU)
|Delisting:||March 29, 2012|
|Developer:||Sony Online Entertainment|
|Publisher:||Sony Online Entertainment|
|Available On:||PC (See Below)|
EverQuest Online Adventures homepage [Archive]
EverQuest Online Adventures and its expansion pack, Frontiers, were shut down on March 29th, 2012. The team announced the shutdown of this and several SOE titles one month earlier:
It’s Time to Bid a Fond Farewell
It is with a heavy heart that we announce today the imminent sunsetting of four of our long-standing game services on March 29, 2012, including Cosmic Rift®, Infantry®, Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga and EverQuest® Online Adventures. Each of these games shares a special place in both ours and our players’ hearts. This is not an easy decision, but there comes a time when it’s best for our developers to move on to the next adventure, and that day has come.
As a reward to the players of EverQuest® Online Adventures, we will be giving you 3 months of Gold Membership in both EverQuest® and EverQuest® II. We greatly appreciate all of you and hope that you choose to join us in another version of the Norrath that we all love. These gold memberships will be available starting on Friday, March 16, 2012.
We would like to thank our players for their loyalty and for sharing the good times on these games. It’s been a blast. And we hope to keep gaming with all of you in our other great games here at SOE. Let’s keep pushing the boundaries of MMO gaming together!
The SOE team
Since 2012 a community of fans has been working to reverse engineer the game and bring it to PC in the form of Project: Return Home. As of 2018 a functional test server was available to log into.
About the Game
“EverQuest Online Adventures is an all-new massively multiplayer online roleplaying game for the Playstation®2 computer entertainment system. It features a huge, seamless 3D world. The game world is designed to support 5000 simultaneous players, and our network can support enough worlds to keep hundreds of thousands of players online. Players will team up with people from around the globe to fight monsters and explore dangerous and spectacular locales.
The goal of the game is to develop your character, complete quests and explore the world. You can do this by adventuring on your own or teaming up with other players. Characters can take up the cause of good or evil. Part of the fun is just hanging out with your friends and enjoying the view. We are building a living world for everyone to enjoy.“