Perfect World’s popular free-to-flay Dungeons & Dragons MMO Neverwinter is headed to consoles. The company announced this morning that Neverwinter will be coming to the Xbox One in the early part of 2015.
“Neverwinter is our premier title to bring to console players,â€ said Perfect World Entertainment CEO, Alan Chen. â€œConsoles 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.â€
As it’s an online game, it will require Xbox Live Gold to play. Sony had previously excluded free-to-play MMOs (such as DC Universe Online) from the PlayStation Plus subscription requirement, so it appears as if things will work differently on the Xbox One. As of right now, the Xbox One is the only platform listed but it says “coming first” to the console. Usually that means it’s a timed exclusive and PS4 owners may see a version later next year.
If Perfect World is porting Neverwinter to consoles, could Star Trek Online come over too?