The speculation has been going on for quite a while
, and it's finally been confirmed: The Neverwinter Nights MMO is coming.
Well, sort of. Neverwinter
will be developed by Cryptic
, and Gamespot was lucky enough to get a little one-on-one time
with COO Jack Emmert
. Something that he was careful to point out was that this is not a full-blown, persistent MMO: "I wouldn't say MMORPG at all -- Neverwinter is a cooperative RPG
The Neverwinter site is up and running
, with plenty of interesting details about the game. It's based on 4th edition D&D, set for launch in 2011, and is inspired by R.A. Salvatore's upcoming trilogy
. The first book in that series arrives in October, so by the time Neverwinter
launches, the world should be fully established.
For the time being, Cryptic and Atari have provided a fair amount of resources for hopeful (and skeptical) fans to keep up with development. The official site contains a newsletter signup page
, some brief backstory
, and the full press release
. You can also follow game news on Twitter