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Neverwinter hits 15 million total players

The popular free-to-play D&D-based MMORPG Neverwinter, has today reached the impressive milestone of 15 million registered players across all platformers.

To celebrate this achievement, developer Cryptic studios and publisher Perfect World have released a thank you video to everyone whose taken part in the adventure.

Since its original launch in June 2013, Neverwinter has continued to receive expansions and extensive patches to bring more and more diverse content from the Forgotten Realms and Dungeons & Dragons lore into the game. From defeating the elven lich Valindra Shadowmantle to facing off against monstrous demon lords in the Underdark and going toe-to-toe with frost giants in Icewind Dale, adventurers continue to experience the Forgotten Realms with players around the world. The Cloaked Ascendancy, now available on all platforms, marks the 11th major content expansion to the action MMO.

“We were thrilled to see that the registered player count for Neverwinter has crossed the 15 million mark,”

said Yoon Im, Sr. VP of Game Publishing at Perfect World Entertainment.

“This is a huge milestone for both Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment. We’ve seen Neverwinter grow so much since it first entered Open Beta and can’t wait to share what the game has in store for adventurers in the near future.”

“The success of Neverwinter on so many platforms and in so many countries shows how strong the D&D global community is,”

said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director of Dungeons & Dragons.

“Partnering with Cryptic and Perfect World to bring our annual stories to life in such a visibly stunning way has allowed D&D players to experience the Forgotten Realms like never before.”

“We look forward to continuing our development and realization of the Forgotten Realms to deliver a steady stream of new and exciting content to all our players,”

said Gordon Fong, executive producer on Neverwinter.

“Whether they are hardcore D&D enthusiasts, MMO players sharing experiences with friends, or solo RPG fans; we want Neverwinter to be a welcoming place for anyone looking for adventure and entertainment.”

We’re also celebrating this news, and the game in general, by giving away codes for special mounts in our latest stream, which start in a mere 30 minutes from this news post going live – 2100 BST Thursday 27th. Check us out over on Beam: https://beam.pro/thisisxbox

Sword Coast Legends coming to Xbox One this Spring

Developers n-Space and Digital Extremes have announced that Sword Coast Legends, the award-winning, party-based RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast, hits Xbox One in Spring 2016.

Sword Coast Legends offers an all-new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons as a shared storytelling experience. By bringing the roleplaying dynamic between players and a Dungeon Master (DM) to life with a first-of-its-kind real-time DM mode, Sword Coast Legends delivers a unique experience where a Dungeon Master guides players through customizable adventures. The DM mode is not entirely focused on adversarial play typical to 4v1 games. Instead, active DMs engage and empower entire parties to have more fun in a way that best suits the desired experience.

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Sword Coast Legends also returns players to the lush and vibrant world of the Forgotten Realms with a deep story campaign. Developed by long-time industry veterans in partnership with the Dungeons & Dragons team at Wizards of the Coast, Sword Coast Legends brings the world of Faerûn to life like never before.

Sword Coast Legends will be available for purchase via Xbox Live at €19.99 for the Standard Edition and will come with all new content added to the game following its PC debut. Some new features include: the Drow as a new playable sub-race, additional character skill trees, hundreds of new placeable objects for DMs, new areas, new visual effects, hardcore gameplay options for the most rugged of adventurers, and much more. The Standard Edition also includes special in-game items, such as: Tome of Knowledge, an Order of the Burning Dawn Cloak, Armour and Weapons, Beholder, Lost Mines dungeon tile set, and Wisps (DM use cursors).

You can also look forward to the Rage of Demons DLC releasing for free later this year.