Publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios have announced that their MMO set within the Forgotten Realms Dungeons and Dragons universe will be appearing on consoles early next year.
Not many details are readily available about the console version of Neverwinter at this time. However, it should include all of the content that appears on PC, including the upcoming fourth expansion that releases on August 14 called Tyranny of Dragons.
"Neverwinter is our premier title to bring to console players,” said Perfect World Entertainment CEO, Alan Chen. “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.”
It is important to note that while Neverwinter will be free, it does require an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Neverwinter will release on Xbox One sometime during the first half of 2015.