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MMO title Neverwinter confirmed for Xbox One

City of Heroes and Star Trek Online developer Cryptic Studios’ free-to-play MMO outing Neverwinter is coming to Xbox One. The game was mentioned yesterday as a launch title for Xbox One in China. Eurogamer notes that the official press release for the game mentions ‘consoles’ in the plural several times, …

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Star Trek Online now free-to-play

Cryptic Studios has confirmed that its Star Trek MMO is now free to all players. The developer completed the transition from a subscription-based model to F2P on schedule, having previously promised a relaunch date of January 17th. Players now have access to the entire game with no fees. However, those …

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Star Trek Online to adopt F2P

Yet another big-hitting MMO is to drop its current subscription model in favour of free-to-play. Cryptic Studios owner Perfect World has stated that the transition will happen before the end of the year, Gamasutra reports. "When Perfect World acquired Cryptic, one of our contributions was to share our free-to-play experience …

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Cryptic acquired for $50m

Atari’s has sold its Californian studio Cryptic for $50 million to China’s online gaming giant Perfect World, the company has said. Cryptic was acquired by Atari 2008 for $27 million, and went on to build MMO titles such as Star Trek Online and Champions Online. However, the studio has been …

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Atari puts Cryptic up for sale

Cryptic Studios has been put up for sale by parent company Atari. The developer behind titles such as Star Trek Online, City of Heroes/Villains and Champions Online was described as of March 31st as a "discontinued operation" by its parent company. Gamasutra reports that Atari will continue to support all …

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New CEO at Cryptic Studios

Atari Europe has announced that former COO Jack Emmert has been appointed as the new CEO of developer Cryptic Studios. Former Cryptic CEO John Needham has chosen to leave the company to pursue new games-related opportunities. "It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to work with Cryptic these past several …

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