The North American Xbox One got its first MMORPG today, in the form of a two-year-old free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons PC game. Check out character creation and the opening tutorial for Neverwinter.
Anyone with an Xbox One Gold subscription is a simple 10gb or so download away from rolling up a half-elf rogue and joining in the Neverwinter festivities. Just don’t expect the sort of visual quality that you’ve seen in the PC screenshots. The frame rate is pretty rough, and the controls mighty convoluted—opening the inventory requires holding down LB and pressing left on the d-pad. It’s crazy. Then again it’s developer Cryptic’s first console release, so some weirdness is to be expected.
Still, the game plays much like its PC counterpart, only its incredibly quiet and peaceful. Plenty of people playing, but no one talking. It’s kind of nice.