"Free-to-play is the way that gamers should want their MMOs to be. If we don't do a really good job, we don't make a dime... it's entirely our responsibility to make sure you're entertained." Everquest Next director David Georgeson explains to IGN why he considers free-to-play superior to other, pay-up-front models.

The next generation of EverQuest inches closer with the official launch of the EverQuest Next Landmark alpha test. Invitations to test the building portion of Sony Online Entertainment's two-pronged MMO revamp will be going out later today. Keep a keen eye on your inbox.

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