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*SAN DIEGO, CA ? June 2, 2008* ? The /EverQuest /^® franchise, the
groundbreaking, award-winning fantasy series that redefined massively
multiplayer online (MMO) video games for a generation of gamers around
the globe, is bringing a near decade of success back to millions of fans
with a new Living Legacy program from Sony Online Entertainment LLC,
which will feature in-game events, promotions, game updates and more.

Living Legacy, announced today, is a brand-new initiative aimed at the
millions of players who have experienced the vast, engaging online
worlds of /EverQuest ^® (EQ)/ and /EverQuest/^® /II /(/EQII/) since the
original /EQ/ game was launched in 1999. The celebration starts today
and continues through the end of September. As part of the promotion,
both /EQ/ and /EQII/ subscribers with inactive accounts who left in good
standing will be able to log back in to the games and play for free
until the end of July.^


?The /EverQuest/ franchise has touched so many lives since the launch of
/EverQuest/ in 1999, and with the 10^th anniversary of /EverQuest/ just
around the corner, we felt it was the best time to give back to all the
players who made it the cultural phenomenon it is today,? said John
Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. ?We are grateful for
the continued support from our legions of fans and are extremely excited
about the groundswell of interest surrounding Living Legacy.?

While the Living Legacy program is aimed at former /EQ/ and /EQII/
players, the program also offers a perfect way for new players to
experience the world of Norrath. Nostalgic NPCs and group PvE
encounters, as well as brand new raid content, will commemorate /EQ?s
/hardcore heritage. The program features bonus XP weekends, several live
events, new content updates and the introduction of new zones all taking
place in /EQII. /Returning /EQII/ players will also be able to
experience /Rise of Kunark/, /EQII/?s fourth expansion, which just
became the game?s best-selling expansion of all time.

Key features of the Living Legacy program include:

* All qualified returning /EQ/ players will receive the /EverQuest
Secrets of Faydwer/ all-in-one compilation and bonus in-game items
at no additional cost.
* All qualified returning /EQII/ players will receive the /EverQuest
II Rise of Kunark/ all-in-one compilation and bonus in-game items
at no additional cost.
* All software provided during the promotional period will be
credited to any/ EQ/ or /EQII/ account that is converted to a
valid, paying monthly subscription.
* Current /EQII /players who recruit a friend to play the game who
converts to a valid subscription will receive free gameplay-time
added upon conclusion of their then-current subscription .

In the spirit of honoring the players, the Living Legacy program is
supported by an online and print advertising campaign that features real
/EQ/ and /EQII/ players.

For more information on the Living Legacy program or to reactivate your
account, log onto www.eqlivinglegacy.com .

*Checkout the Living Legacy promotional trailer **here*

*About Sony Online Entertainment*

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in
massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of
subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides
compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console
and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit
titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®,
Untold Legends?, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars
Galaxies?, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and
the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres
on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with
additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO,
and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE
is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.

/ /

/SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks
of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Untold Legends and Legends of Norrath
are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks
and trade names are properties of their respective owners./

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