D&D-themed MMO 'Neverwinter' launches for the Xbox One March 31

The long awaited Dungeons and Dragons-themed MMO game Neverwinter will finally be released for the Xbox One on March 31. The game, from developer Cryptic Studios and publisher Perfect World Entertainment, launched a closed beta test for the game on Microsoft's console earlier this month.

The free-to-play game, which first launched for the PC in mid-2013, will be available for all Xbox One owners with a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription. Here's what those gamers can expect when Neverwinter is released:

"The story and campaign content will function a bit differently than it did on PC. At launch, Neverwinter will include all the content from the base game and the Tyranny of Dragons expansion. This means that the Xbox One version of Neverwinter will include all dungeons and skirmishes that were present at the PC version's launch in addition to the ones added with Tyranny of Dragons. The Sharandar, Dread Ring, Icewind Dale, and PvP campaigns as well as the Gauntylgrym zone (along with the dungeons and skirmishes associated with them) will be released on Xbox One in later expansions.""The Xbox One servers and character rosters will be separate from the PC's, providing players with a fresh start in the Forgotten Realms. While Xbox players won't be battling alongside their PC counterparts, they will be able to traverse the Sword Coast with friends from around the world on an international server! All playable races will be present at Neverwinter's launch on the Xbox One. This includes the default races and all premium races such as the Menzoberranzan Renegade, Moon Elf, and Dragonborn will be purchasable with downloadable content."

Another major PC fantasy MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online, will launch for the Xbox One on June 9.

Source: Neverwinter website

John Callaham