Sony Moves to PocketPC…For Gaming!

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Sony will be sticking with the Palm OS for it’s hardware devices, but that doesn’t stop them from developing software for the PocketPC Platform. At the end of this month Sony will release it’s highly popular EverQuest PC Platform Online Game to the PocketPC World.

Everquest is one of the world’s most popular fantasy adventure games for the PC. The game for the PocketPC platform is in the final stages of development, and the release should come at the end of this month. Expect the game to sell for around $19.95.

In Everquest you take the form of one of four character classes and complete 10 major quests across 15 different adventure areas. Here are a few of the features that will be included in the PocketPC edition:

  • 12 different levels of experience giving players character growth potential to handle any enemy
  • Hundreds of items to collect, sell and use, from swords and shields to one of a kind magical items
  • Large game world with familiar EverQuest locales including Freeport, Oasis and Neriak, and dungeons such as Befallen, the Spectral Isles, and Freeport Tunnels
  • More than 25 types of monsters, including Skeletons, Orcs, Zombies, and Necromancers, each with their own attack style and unique attributes

The game will be much like the PC version, but it won’t have online components or multiplayer capabilities. Instead you will have to single handedly save the city of Freeport that has become imperiled by the rising forces of orcs and undead.

Sony will release a version 2 and 3 of this game in 2003 and 2004.



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