Neverwinter MMORPG Opens to All April 30, 2013; Beta Weekend 4 Added to
Thank Committed Founders
Redwood City, CA - April 4, 2013 - Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and
Cryptic Studios are pleased to announce that on April 30, 2013, the free-to-play
action MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter is heading into Open Beta, allowing
millions of players unrestricted access to the game world."
"The direct response and support from the Neverwinter community during our
Closed Beta Weekends have pushed us to make Neverwinter the best free-to-play
MMORPG anyone has yet seen," said Cryptic Studios Executive Producer and COO,
Craig Zinkievich. "On April 30, we go into Open Beta. That's when the world
we've labored for years to build comes to life - that's when every gamer can
login and play what we've worked so hard to create. We could not be more
Recent winner of MMORPG.com's Most Anticipated Award at PAX East 2013, and
recipient of dozens of other awards and much critical acclaim, Neverwinter is
Cryptic and Perfect World's proof that Western free-to-play games, when built
from the ground up, can compete with even the biggest boxed subscription titles.
On April 30, the companies invite all gamers to put that claim to the test.
There will be no character wipes or restricted access after the start of Open
As an added thank you to the committed Founders who have helped make Neverwinter
possible, beginning 12:00 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, April 12, Founders will get the
first opportunity to experience Neverwinter's professions system as part of a
newly added 60-hour Beta Weekend 4. Founding members may simultaneously pursue
four different professions: Leadership, Mailsmithing, Platesmithing and
"We've never been in a better place launching a game," said Jack Emmert, CEO,
Cryptic Studios. "While the entire team is focused on launching Neverwinter's
Open Beta on April 30, we still wanted to thank those committed Founders who
stuck with us. Since the beginning of Neverwinter's Beta Weekends, our Founders
have shown us that Neverwinter offers engaging game mechanics, unique features
and a gameplay experience that is parallel to subscription or paid games. They
have become our biggest supporters and we wanted to give them Beta Weekend 4 as
a token of our appreciation."
Players can still become Founders through Neverwinter's Founder's Pack Program.
Benefits include exclusive access to Beta Weekend 4, permanent in-game items
that are unique to Founders, early access to Open Beta, and VIP perks.
To take advantage of these benefits and to gain exclusive access to
Neverwinter's Beta Weekend 4, players may visit: