Neverwinter MMO Coming to Xbox One

Posted Feb 25, 2015
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It looks like the Xbox One will be getting its very first Fantasy third person MMORPG on March 31st 2015. Developer Cryptic Studios have announced that they will finally be making Neverwinter available on the console.

Cryptic Studios will be releasing Neverwinter as a free-to-play game with premium content for purchase on the Xbox One on March 31st 2015.

Cryptic Studios says that all the expansions that have been available for the PC will be ready and completely free-to-play for those interesting in delving into their newest creation, Neverwinter, on the Xbox One with an Xbox Live gold subscription.

“At launch, Neverwinter will include all the content from the base game, all current playable classes including the Scourge Warlock, and the Tyranny of Dragons expansion. Neverwinter will be free-to-play for all Xbox Live Gold members and will bring the memorable Dungeons and Dragons universe onto Xbox One. Neverwinter will also utilize Xbox One features such as friends list integration and optimized controls to better introduce both novice and veteran adventurers into the Forgotten Realms on the console.”

The current Neverwinter title, the MMO, has been available on the PC since June 20th 2013, though it hasn’t exactly had the fan base that other larger MMO’s have had. That doesn’t mean it’s for lack of content or trying, either. The Neverwinter series of games, based off of the Dungeons & Dragons universe has always traditionally been a very deeply character and story driven affair. There is a certain complexity with the storytelling that makes it, at times, a bit inaccessible to the more casual of players. It’s something that’s easy to become lost in, in fact, if that happens to be your forte for gaming.

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Neverwinter excels at quite possibly being one of the more polished MMO’s to grace the market, with a freemium model that isn’t intrusive and certainly isn’t needed in order to enjoy the game to its fullest. There is a lot to do in the world that is Neverwinter and plenty of content to be had for even the most hardcore of players.

This should, then, only add to the good part of the library of the Xbox One. It’s not particularly graphically demanding, but the art is still beautiful nonetheless, and it’s the story that will really grab you and keep you entertained. That and the polish, assuming that it is indeed polished on the newest platform, should reflect a more finished game. Something that is a bit rare these days it seems. Now to await what the control scheme is going to be like too!

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