the announcement of Sony Online Entertainment's Station Cash system earlier this week we had the chance to speak with Mr. John Smedley, CEO of that company. The full interview with Mr. Smedley will be posted tomorrow, but one question we've seen here in comments and elsewhere in forums seemed like it was worth addressing right away. The initial rollout of this Station Cash service was only to EverQuest and EverQuest II. The question naturally follows: will this see use in other SOE titles?
As you might have guessed, Station Cash will play a prominent role in the company's upcoming free-to-play title Free Realms. It's also likely to play some role in DC Universe Online and The Agency, though Mr. Smedley was unwilling to commit to any details on those plans. As far as other, already launched SOE titles, the answer is probably a no. According to Mr. Smedley they haven't even raised the issue of using Station Cash in Star Wars Galaxies with LucasArts, and at this time they don't have any plans to bring the service to their other titles. This would mean Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, The Matrix Online, and Planetside will remain without the Station Cash service.
We'll have a full interview writeup on the site early tomorrow, including details on future additions to the program. Tune in then!