The ever-watchful eye of EQHammer picked up on a pair of recent SOE tweets for those anxiously waiting for the EverQuest Next: Landmark alpha to kick off. The first comes from SOE boss John Smedley, who confirmed that the Landmark alpha test is still expected to get underway later this month.
@whyman yes— John Smedley (@j_smedley) January 17, 2014
The second was a bit of a correction from Dave Georgeson, director of development for the EverQuest franchise. GeorgesonÂs tweet confirmed that a 64-bit OS will be required for the Landmark alpha.
I misspoke yesterday. 64-bit OS is *required* for Alpha. Sorry, folks, but the 2GB RAM we can access via 32-bit OS isn't enough for Alpha.— David Georgeson (@DaveGeorgeson) January 18, 2014
Georgeson's later tweets indicate that the alpha will recomend 4GB of ram at a minimum with 8GB recommended. Still, these are just alpha specs and SOE will be working to further optimize it through testing, so these are likely far from the final specs.