After a lengthy beta test, Cryptic Studios has finally launched their free to play MMO Neverwinter.

According to Cryptic’s figures, over 1.5 million PC gamers have so far ventured in to the game world. Cryptic Studios Executive Producer and COO, Craig Zinkievich added:

“That’s an incredibleturnout of gamers and we are humbled by the support and grateful for all the feedback that has led us to this official launch. Our game combines the rich setting of Neverwinter with intense action combat and engaging content. With the Foundry, our user-generated content tool, players can also create an endless amount of imaginative quests and campaigns. The exciting part is that we’ve only just begun and already our 1.5 million players, and those millions of new gamers we expect from this launch, can look forward to our first free expansion module, Fury of the Feywild, in the near future. It’s been a long journey, but now the adventure can really begin.”

Still to come this summer is the  first free expansion module, Fury of the Feywild, which adds the new region of Sharandar,  three campaign areas, three instances, new enemies, new loot,,  a new dungeon, and two new professions Weaponsmithing and Artificing

While the numbers are fairly reasonable at launch, the next few weeks will be when we can really ascertain if Neverwinter is the next big thing in free to play MMO gaming. If you fancy giving the game a shot then head to the sign-up page.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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