After a couple of false starts this month, Sony Online Entertainment has finally launched their new SOE All Access plan, which was announced back in late January as part of some big changes to their game lineup.
For what was once the price of a single Gold subscription you can now have premium access to a range of SOE games.
There was a time when this would have been an “OMFG must have this” deal. Despite closures, both recent and pending, SOE still has a few games in its stable and more on the way, each of which delivers its own set of benefits should you go with the SOE All Access plan.
The problem, for me at least, is that my complex relationship with SOE and its games is at a point where I now get my limited fill via free. EverQuest II is a strange place for me now, EverQuest is best left as a happy memory (at least until they launch a new progression server… maybe some day), while neither PlanetSide 2 nor DC Universe Online ever really lit a spark. I have some mild interest in where Landmark might end up, but that is out in the future. And H1Z1 is… I don’t know… somebody is going to have to sell me on that.
So while I applaud SOE continuing to be a leader in this area, there isn’t really any call for me to subscribe to their brand new plan at this time.
Maybe when EverQuest Next makes the “coming soon” list.