EQNext is being called the largest sandbox MMO in history, with Norrath being re-visited. Some predict it will be a merge of SWG, EQ and Vanguard conceptually. McQuaid is back at SOE as well, presumably to provide creative input. Smed has recently given some tidbits about it, link is easy to find if you care to see it. They seem to be staking a lot on this game,
It seems the two games have roughly the same projected predicted launch window: 2014-15.
I wonder if we will have a re match of the EQ2 vs WoW battle? We all know how that turned out.