Neverwinter beta weekend dates announced

Online session to run on weekends during February and March; founder's pack buyers will get access on February 8.

Massively multiplayer online game players can soon start their adventures in the Forgotten Realms universe via the closed beta version of the upcoming role-playing game Neverwinter.

According to a news post on the Neverwinter site, developer Cryptic Studios and publisher Perfect World will be hosting Neverwinter beta weekend sessions February 8 to February 10. This will be followed by another session from March 8 to March 10 and a third one from March 22 to March 24.

Players can register here to get a chance to partake in the closed beta sessions. Those who purchased the Hero of the North founder's pack will get guaranteed access on the first session that starts on February 8.

For more information, check out GameSpot's coverage on the title.

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AfterFX13
AfterFX13

[[[WARNING:]]]Might want to checkout a Facebook created page "Neverwinter Alert" before making any purchases with Perfect World Entertainment.  The company is known to engage in questionable business practices, such as deliberately misleading consumers.  They also deploy an army of sponsored players to cheat customers in their products.  Check out Facebook created page "Neverwinter Alert" for more information.

tgwolf
tgwolf

Hmm, finally a game I can get behind and have honestly been anticipating, Torchlight 2 having already been released.

bltizkrieg
bltizkrieg

Oh wow 199$ for Hero of the North founder's pack..I'll think I'll pass...Thankfully  I have beta key lock from pcgamer magazine. 

Arcturuss
Arcturuss

I wish game developers would stop trying to turn IP's into money making machines.. =<

Solid_Azeus
Solid_Azeus

MMO after MMO. This must be the new iphone in gaming

Evilnator
Evilnator

Very, Very skeptical about this one considering cryptic's record..  But Perfect World Entertainment has proved to be pretty good. I loved the NWN games, don't know if this will be any good though; Plus there's only four classes, which considering the previous games, is a joke. But anyhow, i'm going to at least give it a chance.

lordshifu
lordshifu

For your kind information folks, this game was the brain child of  Trent Oster and and was developed by bioware, the later versions were by Osidian Entertainment and other little RPG developers...... and now none of the people that made this game awesome are involve. This game is only going to sell on the merit of its franchise. SO WATCH OUT guys!! chances are high that this game will suck!

RossRichard
RossRichard

Its by Cryptic, that means stay clear of this one.

xeis-net
xeis-net

need to see gameplay to get excited.

ArataWata
ArataWata

I wonder how this game would cater to someone who hasn't played a Neverwinter Nights game before.

Looks pretty dang cool, might try giving it a go.

Tak666
Tak666

I registered for it like 2 months ago, I probably won't get in anyway.


Beta aside, having to pay 60( !!! ) bucks for acces to it and exp boosting stuff just seems wrong, games like Terra Online had such better closed beta access systems.

carolino
carolino

the "make your acc" is a trainwreck

good luck trying to register -.-

Ledah
Ledah

Well, I've been wondering if this game will be any good. So maybe I'll try the beta.

hughobrien
hughobrien

@Tripwolf It's free to play. The €200 is for people with money to burn and it's the exact same deal you get with any F2P game ie you can pay a huge sum up front and get bonuses and in-game money to spend, or you play the game for free, get no bonuses and if you want to buy something in-game, you pay then.

tgwolf
tgwolf

@Suikogaiden ...don't you mean the pay2play tired rehash of Elder Scrolls mechanics in long-overdue mmo form...? Thought so.

Stiler
Stiler

@bltizkrieg Pc gamer beta starts the second beta weekend so you can't play until march 8th-10th.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@Solid_Azeus It'd actually be better if there was an iPhone client for it.  ;)

Jaxith
Jaxith

@lordshifu You do realize that this isn't Neverwinter Nights, right?  It's a D&D game that happens to be set in the city of Neverwinter, but it's not Neverwinter Nights and I haven't seen any indication it's trying to be.  Respectfully, it seems like all you just did was say the exact same thing as I just did, but used it for justifying your belief that the game will be bad.  I'm not sure I follow your logic.

Personally, I'm looking forward to the game, and I've only heard good things about what's been shown so far.  I'm a big fan of D&D; I can see alot of potential with this game.

hughobrien
hughobrien

@lordshifu All they have to do is make a fantasy version of the Star Trek Online game.  STO is pretty cool. Nothing amazing, but the user created content is a huge plus.  There's always room for developers to muck things up, but they'd have to actively try to mess this up.

hughobrien
hughobrien

@Saketume @Tak666 You buy the "founder packs" and you get guaranteed access to the beta. It's the same for pretty much every MMO that's come out.  Or you can sign up and hope luck is on your side.

Onix95
Onix95

Easy to miss the sarcasm. Jokes are serious business.

Onix95
Onix95

Because that makes a lot of sense.