In a recent press release, Perfect World Entertainment has revealed that it will be bringing Cryptic Studios’ free-to-play massively-multiplayer online game (MMO) Neverwinter: Curse of Icewind Dale to the Xbox One in early 2015. Based on the Forgotten Realms setting of Dungeons 8 Dragons, Neverwinter has players undergoing epic quests and battling untold horrors in defense of the titular city.
Neverwinter will be the first major free to play MMO to grace the Xbox One and will not be the last if the game is hit. The game is already enjoying significant success on PCs. Considering the other free to play games available on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, this might already be a sign of a trend that will bring serious MMO attention to Xbox Live. There are only a relatively few MMOs in the Xbox library, but there are plenty of free games outside of the Games With Gold promotion.