Sony to Place New EverQuest Servers in European Markets

Closer servers (and more servers) typically translate to better gameplay, and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), along with Ubi Soft, just let us know that they intend to speed things up for all of you Euro gamers by hosting EverQuest on new servers in the European market. EverQuest has more than 400,000 members across the world and, with over 6 million online gamers in Europe alone, localized servers should offer lower latency. The first overseas hub will launch in the U.K. this winter and additional servers will rollout as each market ripens. Sony also recently announced that The Station , which has over 10 million members worldwide, will roll out localized content and advanced translation software for games while offering new payment options to overseas customers. Through the translation software, Sony says the players will enjoy in-game and Web chat even if they do not share a common language. Phase one of the localization process includes human translating agents for French, German, Japanese and Korean beginning with the upcoming expansion pack EverQuest: The Shadows of Luclin. EverQuest Game Cards are also being made available around the world at retail.

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