[Game website] John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment, confirmed a few hours ago that all players from Europe and UK will be playing on the same SOE server for EverQuest Next. Basically, it seems that the servers located in EU will serve as just a gateway of sorts.
This is really an awesome move, and ideally similar to the system done by Guild Wars 2. A true global server is the future of MMORPGs, and that really solidifies the meaning of “massive multi-player” in the word. Game on!