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Tuesday, April 23, 2002

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Neverwinter Nights PC Beta Begins
6:00 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Yesterday afternoon, Canadian game maker BioWare announced they are accepting applications for a public beta test of their upcoming 3D role-playing game, Neverwinter Nights.

This much-anticipated title based on the third edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rule set is finally nearing release, as indicated by Greg Zeschuk, BioWare's joint CEO and co-executive producer of Neverwinter Nights, in a press release:

Neverwinter Nights will appeal to all types of gamers. This limited beta test will allow selected gamers, of every type and interest, an opportunity to find out why Neverwinter Nights is a "must own" addition to every gamer's collection.
Ray Muzyka, BioWare's other joint CEO and Neverwinter Nights co-executive producer, added:
We've never conducted an open beta test before. We'll be testing module designs, connectivity, and other technical aspects of the game, as well as offering the growing Neverwinter Nights community a snapshot of what we've been working on at BioWare these last five years.
Unfortunately, the application form seems to indicate that only PC users will be called upon in this round of testing. While the Mac client is set to be released simultaneously with the PC, the smaller hardware variance on the Apple side generally allows developers to proceed internally with Mac testing. Mac testers can try their luck in the beta anyway by registering at the Infogrames site. We'll keep you posted if anything new on a possible Mac beta is revealed.

For more information on Neverwinter Nights, be sure to have a look at a new preview and interview posted at GameSpot. It focuses on both character creation and dungeon mastering, talking with many BioWare employees for the full scoop.

While there is no hard date yet for the release of Neverwinter Nights, this new beta is an important step that gamers can hope signals a release not too far into the year.

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