Neverwinter is headed to the Xbox One

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor July 30, 2014
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Neverwinter is about to become the Xbox One's first Free-to-Play MMORPG. Perfect World Entertainment recently announced a deal between the publisher and Microsoft, bringing the previously PC exclusive MMO to the Xbox One worldwide during the first half of 2015.

Just like Microsoft's F2P approach on the Xbox 360, gamers will need to have a Gold Xbox Live membership in order to to player Neverwinter. In an exclusive interview with IGN, Neverwinter's lead producer, Andy Velasquez, mentioned the console version will retain the majority of the content but, he then added "with some minor exceptions."

Of course, the move to console means Neverwinter's control scheme will shift to the Xbox controller, which utilizes the triggers and face buttons for quick and easy access to frequently used abilities. Sadly, cross-platform play will not be available and players on Xbox Live will only be able to communicate with others on the console.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (47)

Kenneth Meagher 8 years ago
Yet, reading all this stuff about "i dont troll, but many people do" and i dont think that is true....... i think that this could have been handled in a better way folks rather than repeating the same ol "having fallatio with overweight men" Really? i mean really? Seriously, REALLY?

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Caine Carew 8 years ago
Well, Good Luck Then..

Wakalaka 8 years ago
1. Game is hosted by a bad company.
2. Game has been broken for a long time.
3. Xbox One requires subscriber status for all online play, even free games like this which defeats the point of having a f2p MMMORPG on a console.
4. Most people had forgotten this game even existed because it was handled so poorly.

Kemil 8 years ago
1) I think that true players will never buy an xbox one, but will buy a ps4 or a pc for gamers (even xbox 360 users)
2) I will never accept the definition of FTP of games on consoles that need a subscription to be paid to play online..

zzz™ 8 years ago
This game has been unbalanced since beta. Has not been fixed, horrible optimization. Pay to win. It is just not worth your time. Game Sux™

BOOM! 8 years ago
Well... PWE is turning into one of the worst company. I can't see how this is going to workout. I can see this as a massive failure to everyone. If War Thunder and Sony are going well with their cross platform. Some people just want to see the world burn...

Urs-00 8 years ago
LOL... xbone! if you want to be on a fail platform, choose sega saturn, at least more people have that xD

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Omfg! 8 years ago
XBoxlive+PWE=$$$!

fromhelll 8 years ago
I just don't see this working out, i think the reason why F2P has worked out on PS4 is because Warframe, Blacklight:Retribution and DCU's F2P approach aren't that bad, neverwinter would have to change a lot in that aspect if it wants people to play it continually, it might work on PC, but i'm not sure how accepting non-PC players may be towards their methods.

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PrinceOfDamned 8 years ago
Does anyone outside of the US actually have a xbox?
Everyone that i know has either PC or PS... or both.


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