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Cryptic's Neverwinter Delayed, Now a F2P MMOG

Cryptic's Neverwinter, announced last year as a co-op Dungeons & Dragons RPG, is still in the works following the developer's acquisition by Perfect World, but will now be a free-to-play MMOG, in keeping with the publisher's specialty. There's a preview of the new vision for the game on IGN, where they say the game is to be launched around the end of next year. Here's more:

In fact, it's shifting towards the action end of the MMO spectrum. Transferring a Dungeons & Dragons universe into an action setting might sound strange to D&D veterans, but it's been done before with some of the Baldur's Gate games. The 4th Edition of D&D also has some new rules that lend itself well to action games, which is exactly why Neverwinter is using 4th Edition as its ruleset.

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13. Re: Cryptic's Neverwinter Delayed, Now a F2P MMOG Oct 6, 2011, 15:19 JohnBirshire
 
Oh, wait, Cryptic is designing this?

Scratch this one off the list.

*and here I was, paying close attention to the Neverwinter setting in R.A. Salvatore's new Drizzt book released last week, for nothing*
 
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