MMO publisher and developer Sony Online Entertainment has announced the Station Access Collection
, a bundled PC DVD-ROM anthology that includes retail versions of all of the games published or developed by SOE to date, and designed to promote the company's Station Access Pass subscriptions service.
The Station Access Collection
brings together EverQuest Evolution, EverQuest II, The Matrix Online
and PlanetSide Aftershock
, as well as Star Wars Galaxies
, which was developed in conjunction with LucasArts.
The collection, which is scheduled to be available at retail on March 14, includes 30-day trials for new players of each of the five games, and Sony Online is evidently hoping that gamers will sign up for its overall Station Access Pass, which gives access to all of the games for a monthly subscription price of of $21.99.
"Online gaming has become a huge part of PC gamers' lives over the last few years and we felt that now would be the perfect time to introduce new players to our diverse line-up of online games," said Mike Lustenberger, vice president, marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "This collection includes everything from first-person action to high fantasy role-playing to piloting X-Wings in deep space combat. The Station Access Collection is a great deal for players, collecting five very different online worlds together for the price of a single game."