EQOA and three other games close March 29, 2012.
Sony Online Entertainment announced today on the EverQuest Online Adventures website that it is closing four of its game services: EQOA, Cosmic Rift, Infantry, and Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga. These games will close for good on March 29, 2012.
EQOA players will be granted 3 months of Gold Membership in both EverQuest and EverQuest II. These gold memberships will be available starting on Friday, March 16, 2012. You can find out more about the end of EQOA in the official EQOA Closure FAQ.
See the entire announcement after the jump or on the EQOA Official Site.
UPDATE: SOE sent an email to EQOA players. You can see the entire text of the letter on page 2.
It's Time to Bid a Fond Farewell
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!
The SOE team