EverQuest free-to-play as of March

Sony Online Entertainment is taking its oldest, most beloved MMO over to the free-to-play model this March.

EverQuest will join SOE’s DC Universe Online in the freemium space. Players will be given a range of options for how they want to play and pay, including recurring and non-recurring subscriptions and silver and free memberships, all with varying benefits.

Everyone playing post-switch will receive a free welcome pack stuffed with new items. No specific date other than “early March” was given for the transition.

EverQuest has been around since 1997; to see it make this move 15 years after its launch is quite surprising.