Sony Online Entertainment Hints at Reviving PS2 Classics

Sony Online Entertainment are working on numerous unannounced games which CEO John Smedley claims PS2 players “might just like.” With Everquest Next handling the Everquest series, it might just be that Sony are looking to revive this classic series of games. In a recent post on Reddit, John discussed a subscription system that covered a number of SOE’s games.

“We are considering (and are likely going to move forward with) a plan that means if you subscribe to one of our games you are a subscriber to all our games (this applies to PC titles only btw).. all for the current $14.99 a month. That’s a benefit most companies simply can’t offer because they don’t have our portfolio of games. The goal would be to let you pick an item in each game you play. Some of you might say “well who cares..I only play Planetside 2. How is that a benefit to me?” My answer is simple – we’ve got a great lineup of games, some of which aren’t announced yet that cater to a lot of players. We have EQN and EQNL coming along with other….. games… that PS2 players might just like”

Aside from the Everquest games, SOE had the Champions titles on PS2, a series of action-RPG’s using the Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance Engine. Who knows what SOE may truly have in store, but a revival of the PS2 greats can never really be a bad thing.