Atari - Neverwinter Nights MMO?
If you follow our MMO news, you may know Atari recently acquired MMO developer Cryptic (City of Heroes, Champions Online, Star Trek Online). According to Variety, Atari and Cryptic are working on a Neverwinter Nights MMO, for release in 2011. No evidence is supplied beyond an unnamed source, although it would seem Atari does control the appropriate rights and Cryptic is a proven developer:
Details about the project are unavailable, naturally, as it is an unannounced title. But this reportedly was the primary reason Atari was interested in acquiring Cryptic late last year. (The developer is currently working on “Champions Online” and “Star Trek Online”.)
Interestingly - albeit coincidentally - Turbine today announced D&D Online will soon include a free-to-play option. Cynics may consider this evidence D&DO is in trouble, which might open the door for a new D&D MMO.