The MMORPG EverQuest takes place in a persistent, online fantasy world. There are many different races and classes that the player can choose from. EverQuest was released by Sony Online Entertainment and Verant Interactive in 1999. Expansion packs were released following the game's success and increase in popularity. EverQuest Online Adventures for the Playstation 2 was released by Sony Online Entertainment in early 2003. EverQuest II is scheduled for release in the summer of 2003.