The Dungeons + Dragons-inspired free-to-play MMO Neverwinter has entered open beta, meaning that gamers around the world are preparing to help rebuild the titular city, and save it from the evil clutches of Valindra Shadowmantle.
Craig Zinkievich, COO of developer Cryptic, explains:
After four successful Beta Weekends and many months of internal Alpha tests, we are thrilled to be in Open Beta. I’d like to thank the Founders, Beta Weekend participants, Alpha testers, fans, and press for their feedback and continued support in making Neverwinter the best game we’ve ever launched.
The open beta is packed with all of the features that make appearances in the full game, and the launch just happens to coincide with the launch of the Neverwinter Gateway. The Gateway is a new web portal giving gamers remote access to game features – including crafting, viewing characters, buying and selling in the auction house, and monitoring daily events and guild happenings.