Neverwinter celebrates fifth anniversary with 18 million players

Neverwinter fifth anniversary 18 million players

There is a huge party going on today at the Forgotten Realms, as Neverwinter celebrates its fifth anniversary. The free-to-play Dungeons and Dragons MMORPG from Perfect World and Cryptic Studios launched on PC in 2013 and is frequently growing with new updates, and updates to updates. Just like that.

With the Xbox One release in 2015 and PlayStation 4 in 2016, Neverwinter has gone big and is now boasting its nearly – usually we get ‘over' – 18 million registered players worldwide. Everyone at Cryptic and Perfect World is obviously filled with joy, as you can read below:

“Cryptic Studios has spent the last half-decade crafting a uniquely action-packed role-playing experience that has resonated with both tabletop and video gaming fans,” said Stephen D’Angelo, CEO of Cryptic Studios. “Working with Wizards of the Coast to bring the Forgotten Realms to life has been a dream for many of us. Watching the game grow beyond what we imagined with so much support from our players has been incredible. I’d like to thank the team and our community for making Neverwinter what it is today. Here’s to the first five and many more!”

“We knew Cryptic Studios was capable of bringing Dungeons & Dragons to a new gaming audience with their experience creating unique and compelling experiences with City of Heroes, Champions Online and Star Trek Online,” said Yoon Im, Perfect World Entertainment’s Senior VP of Publishing. “Five years later, players across the globe have embraced our spin on D&D on both PC and consoles. The shared passion our community, developers and publishing team have for Neverwinter has taken us to places we never expected. Thank you.”

The developers have released a new video to celebrate the anniversary, as well as an infographic showing things such as how many dragons were slain and that humans are by far the favorite race.

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