Bill Roper, Cyrptic’s CCO, has said that one of the games the studio’s been hard at work on will be revealed this summer.
Speaking with MMORPG, Roper wouldn’t go into detail on the title, but said that even with a summer reveal, it’s still “a ways off”.
“I can’t speak to the specifics of what we’re doing, but it’s true that we have another game in the works,” he said. “We won’t be making an announcement until late summer, and we’re still a ways off from launch.
“I can say that this is a game and a franchise we’re very excited about. I think people are going to pleased and a bit surprised with what we’re doing in terms of the game, how we make it, and even how we sell and support it. The game is being developed around new design principles merged with Cryptic’s community-first approach to ongoing development.”
It’s long been rumored that Cryptic’s at work on a Neverwinter Nights MMO for Atari, or possibly something else D&D related, but with Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro suing the publisher over fraud and five licensing agreement breaches, it may be a while before we hear about a possible MMO, let alone a third-installment for NWN.
Of course, we are just speculating on that – companies always go tight-lipped when locking legal horns with another, and we may be off base on this one. It may very well be a NWN MMO. We’ll find out this summer, obviously.
However, if you take a look over on Cryptic’s website, the page containing artwork on “games currently in development” shows what looks to be something quite different than NWN.