Before Thursday, there was a lot to talk about when it came to NBA Live Mobile Coins Sony Online Entertainment. Then the layoffs hit and there was only one subject on people's minds. Unfortunately, my talk with SOE president John Smedley was held on Tuesday long before even the rumors of layoffs had begun to swirl. And, not surprisingly, SOE wasn't making him available after shutting down three of its studios and laying off 205 employees. So while there's no look as to what led up to the

 

Thursday axings, Smedley was still willing to Cheap NBA 2K18 MT look into the company's future in the days leading up to it. Even before the layoffs, there were a lot of questions where SOE was going. The Agency hadn't been mentioned in a long while, and the company was actively expanding beyond its traditional PC roots. Smedley refused to talk about The Agency during the discussion, but was willing to shed a little light on the upcoming next generation EverQuest. "It's too soon to talk about that [in depth],"

 

 he said. "When we do, I will say what we intend to show is not an evolutionary product. It's a revolutionary product.""It's going to change the way we think about how MMO games are played. There will be a lot more information out before the end of the year."Despite a new version on the horizon, Smedley says the original EverQuest isn't going away. Now in its 12th year, the game isn't attracting a lot of new players, but the current player base is immensely loyal. (It's also older,

 

with an average age of 38.) He won't go so far as to predict how much longer the game will continue, but it certainly has at least another three years in front of it. "We've got actual plans on what we're going to work on for the next three years," he says. "And I think three years from now, we're going to plan for MMOGO three years after that. It certainly is not a shiny new MMO, but it has a deeper community than any game out there. And you don't get that where you have games with a younger audience.