Tag Archives: cryptic
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 | 18:12 BST
Star Trek Online developer Cryptic has discussed the nature of the free-to-play business and the relationship between MMOs and reviewing websites. The studio suggests that Metacritic find a new method of collectively appraising games within the genre.
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 | 16:53 BST
Neverwinter, the 2013 MMO in development at Cryptic, has a new video available showing off the Guardian Fighter. The tank class pretty much does what tanks do: deals and takes all the damage handed to it while ranged players help the tank chip away at the enemy with loads of pew-pew-pewing. Check out the fighter below and note some of his special moves. Via IGN.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 | 21:49 BST
The Nighthawk event for Champions Online has gone live. It includes a number of “new stealth and gadget-based powers,” including calling in “a deadly Strafing Run.” The video and screens also provide the first look at vehicles in the MMO, and Hawkwing jets are available now.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 | 20:56 BST
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 | 22:21 BST
Neverwinter is on display at gamescom, and its publisher Perfect World, has sent over screenshots of content in the free-to-play MMO Cryptic is showing at the event. Folks at gamescom are encouraged to stop by the Neverwinter booth and get some hands on time with Storming the Keep, one of the game’s public events set in the Black Dagger Ruins zone. In it, players will “band together to reclaim a fortress that has fallen into the hands of an ill-intentioned group of bandits.” Neverwinter is slated for release sometime towards the end of the year. Enjoy the screens and trailer below.
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 | 21:49 BST
Neverwinter will be on display at gamescom, according to an announcement from Perfect World. Attendees will be given a first-look at unseen content in the free-to-play MMO as well as new features. Hands on time can be spent with Storming the Keep, one of the game’s public events, which is set in the Black Dagger Ruins zone. In it, players will “band together to reclaim a fortress that has fallen into the hands of an ill-intentioned group of bandits.” Neverwinter is slated for release sometime towards the end of the year.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 | 00:04 BST
Because Cryptic Studios is the best, it’s chosen to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with a little bonus for Star Trek Online players. Hair is involved, I won’t lie.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 | 17:32 BST
Perfect World and Cryptic have released a new video for Neverwinter, featuring the game’s lead producer Andy Velasquez providing you with a re-cap from the E3 2012 show floor. There’s some gamplay shown, as well as look at attendees playing it. Have a watch below. The free-to-play MMO is expected before the end of the year on PC.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 | 17:58 BST
Just a head up for those who play Star Trek Online of Champions Online: starting tomorrow, July 12, Cryptic Points will convert over to Perfect World’s ZEN currency. The move will squash any confusion over currency by making things simpler. You can learn more here.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 18:17 BST
Cryptic has announced that lifetime subscribers to Star Trek Online or Champions Online will automatically be give access to the Neverwinter closed beta. Invites will be handed out over the course of the testing period. Those who are interesting in obtaining a lifetime sub for either game can do so until June 29, as the perk if on sale for both games now at $100 off. Thanks, TenTonHammer.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 16:07 BST
Star Trek Online content designer Dan “Gozer” Griffis has announced he’s leaving Cryptic Studios to pursue other opportunities. Griffis responded to his departure on the game forums stating: “I will be leaving if a few weeks for a new opportunity. That’s pretty much all of it. It has nothing to do with PvP, STO, or Cryptic. It’s just time for me to do something different. I had planned on telling everyone on the forums at some point, but probably closer to when I was actually leaving (I’ll be here for a few more weeks).” The MMO’s PvP will be handed off to another developer he said. Griffis previously left Cryptic in 2010 but returned after a short while.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 05:53 BST
Cryptic’s Zeke Sparkes, lead designer on co-operative multiplayer RPG turned MMO Neverwinter, has said the game’s transformation was a matter of discovering what worked.
Thu, May 24, 2012 | 00:37 BST
Lead artist Jeremy Mattson has outlined the conceptual process behind Star Trek Online’s upcoming starbase content. In a developer blog, Mattson describes drawing on the franchise’s visual history, fitting in with Starfleet’s aesthetic, and making the bases grand but not unbelievably so. There’s some pretty lovely space art. Starbases are expected in Season Six.
Wed, May 16, 2012 | 03:15 BST
If you really want to play Star Trek Online as an anthropomorphised cat, but feel your heart belongs to the Klingon Defence Force rather than the Federation, today is your lucky day. Cryptic has announced the addition of a new playable race, the Ferasans, as opposed to the existing cat people race, the Caitians. The new species has a number of specific traits and quirks; hit up this developer blog for more details.
Thu, May 10, 2012 | 02:04 BST
Perfect World has narrowed down the launch window for Cryptic’s Neverwinter from “2012″ to “Q4 2012″.
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 05:30 BST
Cryptic Studios is pretty open about why it has risked alienating hardcore D&D fans with an action-style control scheme for Neverwinter: it’s fun.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 00:33 BST
Cryptic Studios has asked all Star Trek Online and Champions Online account holders to check and reset their details after discovering an unauthorised intrustion.
Thu, Apr 05, 2012 | 17:48 BST
PC Games has an exclusive CG teaser trailer for Cryptic’s Neverwinter MMO. We’ve embedded it for you below. Go have a look. Through the link you will also find a set of really nice-looking screenshots. The game’s playable at PAX East this weekend, so if you are attending, be sure to have go at it.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 | 15:45 BST
Cryptic has announced the relaunch of Star Trek Online in Europe to support its French and German languages, along with a vow to include more event timeslots in Europe. To celebrate the addition of Deutsch and Français, a double-XP bonus weekend begins this weekend starting April 2 for all players in all regions. Players will also receive a skill point and bridge officer point boost, and a free IDIC Tribble which provides a buff to your character based its class. Get all three three buffs at once, players will receive and additional boost to damage, health regeneration and resistance. Get more information via the official website.
Thu, Mar 08, 2012 | 15:02 GMT