Sony Online Entertainment has finally decided that it is time to shut down EverQuest Online Adventures, its subscription-based MMORPG for the PlayStation 2, as well as two long-running online games - Cosmic Rift, Infantry, and Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga.
The company said that the servers for these games will officially close on March 29. As a reward to current players of EverQuest Online Adventures, SOE will be giving out three-month gold memberships to EverQuest and EverQuest II. Those will be made available to players a little sooner - March 16. From the official site:
"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!"
Source: Blue's News