Xbox One's First MMO Reaches 1.6M Players, Free Expansion Plans Revealed

Neverwinter hits new player milestone; five free expansions slated to launch before the end of the year.

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Xbox One's first MMO, the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game Neverwinter, has attracted more than 1.6 million players since the game arrived at the end of March.

Publisher Perfect World Entertainment announced the news today, also revealing some initial player statistics, and divulging plans to support the free-to-play game with five free expansions in 2015.

Since Neverwinter was released, players have accomplished the following feats:

  • 2.3 million characters created with over 92,000 reaching the level 60 cap
  • 86 million minutes of Neverwinter played
  • 16 billion Astral Diamonds earned
  • 10 million parties formed
  • Over 1 billion enemies slain including Undead, Orcs, and Bandits
  • 92 players have killed over 1,000 dragons
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Neverwinter is also available on PC, though it's unclear how many people are playing on that platform.

Perfect World's announcement today also included a statement from Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who said, "We're thrilled gamers have embraced this unique free-to-play MMORPG on Xbox One."

As for the five free expansions, Perfect World isn't saying much about them yet, confirming only that they will be based on the Tyranny of Dragons and Elemental Evil storylines from within the overall Dungeons & Dragons lore. All five will debut later this year, though specific release dates have not been announced.

Neverwinter requires an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

It won't be the only MMO on Xbox One for much longer, as Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls Online will be released for Microsoft's new console, as well as PlayStation 4, next month.

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