Free-to-play MMO Neverwinter will be launching on the Xbox One this Fall in China and worldwide sometime in 2015.
If you haven't tried it, Travis really liked the game on the PC. For the transition to the console, there's going to be changes. The menu system will be tailored to be a lot more controller friendly as there were plenty of pop up menus that you had to navigate through with a mouse and keyboard on the PC version.
Recent content on the PC version will be released later on for the Xbox One version and you won't be able to cross play between the Xbox One version and the PC version.
Having Neverwinter on the Xbox One is a pretty big step, especially for Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios. Let's hope they are able to get it on the PlayStation 4 sometime as well.
NEVERWINTER COMING TO XBOX ONE
Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios to Bring Acclaimed Free-to-Play MMORPG to Console Gamers
(Redwood City, CA) July 30, 2014 -- Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leader and publisher of widely-acclaimed free-to-play MMORPGs, announced today that Cryptic Studios is bringing popular free-to-play MMORPG Neverwinter to consoles. Available first, free-to-play with Gold* on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Neverwinter – set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast – is the first free-to-play title from Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios that will be launched on both PC and console platforms.
Players in North America and Europe can expect Neverwinter for consoles in the first half of 2015.
"Neverwinter is our premier title to bring to console players,” said Perfect World Entertainment CEO, Alan Chen. “Consoles are a perfect fit for action-oriented MMORPGs like Neverwinter, and we are thrilled to be one of the first publishers to bring premium free-to-play titles to leading next-gen platforms. Being able to bring Neverwinter to the Xbox One is a critical achievement for Perfect World. It is our first step taking our games beyond the PC market.”
Entering its fourth module on August 14, 2014 with Tyranny of Dragons, Neverwinter continues to provide authentic Dungeons & Dragons narratives and gameplay opportunities since launching in Summer 2013, and continues to grow with the D&D fan base.
“The addition of the new platforms is another piece of exciting news for Dungeons & Dragons fans in this pivotal year,” said Nathan Stewart, Dungeons & Dragons Brand Director. “We continue to work closely with Perfect World and Cryptic Studios to bring exciting new stories to players around the world.”
Neverwinter is an action MMORPG, set in the Forgotten Realms that features fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding countryside, learning the vivid history of the iconic city and battling its many enemies. In Neverwinter, players can create their own quests and campaigns with the Foundry, a powerful content creation tool that allows players to seamlessly integrate their adventures in to the live game world.
For more information about Neverwinter, and to begin playing now for free, please visit the official website:http://www.PlayNeverwinter.com