The Dungeons & Dragons-based IP Neverwinter has dropped the Nights, put BioWare in its rear-view mirror, and is looking forward to its future with MMO developer Cryptic. As COO Jack Emmert puts it, they’re clearly excited to be working with the beloved property: “We’re beyond thrilled to develop a brand new version of Neverwinter. It’s been years since the original became a gaming icon and we’re honored to work with such a great franchise..”
Although Neverwinter will have five-player co-op, the game is not an MMO and rather a normal RPG, despite being helmed by the historically MMO developer. The game will also feature five classic D&D classes and tools that allow players to create their own custom content.
The developers are working closely with R.A. Salvatore and Wizards of the Coast on the project, as Emmert explains, in order to “create an authentic D&D adventure filled with compelling fiction and exciting gameplay.”
Cryptic is most associated with MMOs of the superhero and sci-fi kind, so it’ll certainly be interesting to see how they fare with a fantasy-based non-MMO RPG.