I’d been thinking this needed to happen for quite a while, and as of today it has. EverQuest II, in its new fre-to-play incarnation, is available on Steam. It’s a small thing but the potential audience of Steam is huge, and it could make a big difference for the game.
I guess Smokejumper wasn’t kidding when he said SOE was going to try to get EQ2 a larger footprint in the MMO marketplace. EQ2 under the old retail/sub model was of course available for a while, but this is bigger. Steam makes installing and trying a game very easy, and that’s nothing but good for a game on the new model.
Update: And there’s two things explained in one fell swoop: why this year-old trailer is still so awesome and why SOE is still using it so widely. The music is by Two Steps From Hell. Must have cost a bundle to license.