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Express Yourself: Everquest II Adds SOEmote Tech

People are still playing EQ?!

The continued support and updating for EverQuest II never fails to surprise me. The MMO is now eight years old, but still played and receiving regular updates and content, and now some tech that I’ve not seen used elsewhere. They’re awkwardly calling it SOEmote, a thing where a webcam pointed at your face will translate your expressions onto your in-game character. You can see it in action below.

The feature is now live in EQII, which itself is now free to play. The new feature allows you to not only express yourself with your avatar, but also to adjust your voice when speaking to others in-game to match how you think your character would talk. In theory, it even offers lip-syncing, but the demo below shows that’s not quite there yet:

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