Perfect World’s Neverwinter coming to Xbox One in 2015
According to IGN, the Xbox One version of Neverwinter will be slightly different to the PC version, as the console version will replace the floating menus with “tray” command formation on the bottom on the screen. In addition, due to Microsoft’s closed approach to their online service Xbox Live there will be no cross-play with the PC version.
“Neverwinter is our premier title to bring to console players,” said Perfect World Entertainment CEO, Alan Chen in a press statement. “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.”
While Neverwinter is a free-to-play game Xbox One owners will require an Xbox Live Gold Membership to access the game.
Neverwinter originates from Forgotten Realms Campaign setting of Wizards of the Coast’s fantasy hit RPG Dungeons & Dragons. Perfect World Entertainment’s Neverwinter is not the only game set in this campaign as Bioware’s Neverwinter Nights series also takes place in the same realm, although both game series are set in completely different periods of the game world.
To see what I think of Neverwinter, check out my review of the game.
For more information on Neverwinter, visit http://www.playneverwinter.com/.