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Everquest Signs 300,000th Subscriber

October 31, 2000

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - October 30, 2000 - Sony Online Entertainment announced today that its top-selling online PC title "EverQuest(r)" has expanded to reach an active subscriber base of more than 300,000 players.  Since the game's launch in February 1999, "EverQuest" has consistently grown in both sales and subscriptions, breaking all records previously set by an online multiplayer game.

The second EverQuest expansion pack, "EverQuest(r): The Scars of Velious(tm)" is scheduled to be available at retail in December 2000.  The expansion pack will provide the opportunity for the 300,000 current EverQuest gamers to explore an all-new frozen continent, 16 new adventure zones, numerous new creatures,
additional spells and weapons and 12 all-new player character armor sets for each race.

About EverQuest: The Scars of Velious
EverQuest: The Scars of Velious takes players on a mystical quest to the ice continent of Velious.  Once there, players will face all-new challenges and rewards in their quest for dominance and survival.  EverQuest fans can get more information and an early look at EverQuest: The Scars of Velious by visiting the EverQuest web site at:

About EverQuest
During peak periods over 68,000 simultaneous adventurers roam the continents and slay the dragons of Norrath.  The active global EverQuest subscriber base is comprised of players from various countries throughout the ''real'' world, including the U.S., England, Canada, Singapore, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, France and New Zealand. 

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