Perfect World Ent and Cryptic Studios have announced that the Neverwinter open beta began yesterday, giving millions of players unrestricted access to the game.
"The direct response and support from the Neverwinter community during our Closed Beta Weekends have pushed us to make Neverwinter the best free-to-play MMORPG anyone has yet seen," said Cryptic Studios Executive Producer and COO, Craig Zinkievich. "Today, we go into Open Beta. That's when the world we've labored for years to build comes to life - that's when every gamer can login and play what we've worked so hard to create. We could not be more excited."
Neverwinter just recently won MMORPG.com's Most Anticipated Award at Pax East 2013.
"We've never been in a better place launching a game," said Jack Emmert, CEO, Cryptic Studios. "We still wanted to thank those committed Founders who stuck with us. Since the beginning of Neverwinter’s Beta Weekends, our Founders have shown us that Neverwinter offers engaging game mechanics, unique features and a gameplay experience that is parallel to subscription or paid games. They have become our biggest supporters and we wanted to give them Beta Weekend 4 as a token of our appreciation."