EverQuest Next is the planned next game in the EverQuest franchise of massively multiplayer online role-playing games. A complete reimagining of the EverQuest franchise, EverQuest Next will be a sandbox-style MMO featuring fully destructible environments, permanent changes to the world based on player actions, flexible class building, and action consequence.
The game will also not be a sequel or prequel to any of the games in the EverQuest franchise; it is planned to present to players a "parallel world" of Norrath, one in which some of the locations and characters may be familiar, but specific relationships and events can diverge from the official storylines of the other games. The developers have stated an intention to return to a style of gameplay more like the original EverQuest, while retaining the advances in MMORPG design that have developed in the years since that game first launched.
Currently the game's development is focusing on Landmark, which will forge the basis for the game's engine design.