EverQuest Next to the PlayStation 4 is a virtual certainty, but EverQuest franchise director Dave Georgeson states that the MMO has to be "kickass" on PC before even considering one.
According to Georgeson an interview at SOE Live 2013, "We need to make sure that it's a kickass game on PC before we do anything else. We're going to nail down all our questions and design and everything like that so that it's a really good game. Then we'll talk about other platforms."
When the fact that EverQuest Next was taking an action-RPG route that would be controller friendly was brought up, Georgeson said it was just an accidental, happy coincidence, stating, "It was never our intent to make a controller friendly game. But when we decided to minimize the number of buttons you can use to just one hotbar, it almost accidentally becomes controller friendly."
He added, "That'll be a cool thing if and when we get to it. The fact that it doubles for controllers is just a bonus."