We've known for a while that SOE is cooking up some sort of emergent AI concoction for EverQuest Next, their free-to-play MMO that stems from the already existing franchise. The company famously partnered with Storybricks last year to bring its fantasy NPCs to life, and a newly released video sheds a bit more light on what exactly that means.
The clip stems from a panel that was originally conducted at this year's SOE Live, which has now been distilled to a more manageable five-minute running time. Find it below to see just what EverQuest Next is trying to change from the more traditional MMO layout, including their lack of traditional quest hubs and how to make NPCs bow before your mighty staff of authority.
EverQuest Next is still in the distance, but its creation suite, EverQuest Landmark, is in closed beta right now.