Can We Get The Neverwinter Nights Series Back, Please?
An Open Letter To Wizards of The Coast.
Hi, Wizards of the Coast!
My name is Oren Cohen, and I’m a big fan of your Neverwinter Nights series. I’m also the manager of the Facebook community called The Neverwinter Nights 3 Initiative, where we have come together to show that we want a revival or a continuation to the NWN series.
The last full game in the Neverwinter Nights series was released in 2006. It was called Neverwinter Nights 2, and I played it around 400 hours if I’m counting all of the characters I made in it. Yes, I’m aware of the MMORPG called Neverwinter, but it was never a continuation of the world I played in, invested so many hours on, and loved from the bottom of my heart.
I was 19 years old as I experienced that story. It opened the door for me to other games like Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Skyrim, The Witcher series, and much more.
Neverwinter Nights ignited my love for RPG games.
Next month, it will be 11 years since Storm of Zehir was released. November 18, 2008. That was the last official content we received in the world of Neverwinter Nights.
Lately, we received news that Baldur’s Gate will get a sequel after all of this time. Yes, Baldur’s Gate 3 is a thing. So why not us?
Games like Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny did a great job of preserving the original feel of the old games. I believe that a continuation that will feel real to the fans can work with today’s tools.
But, as a business, you need to know that this is profitable to you, I understand. Can I offer a compromise? Why not try a Kickstarter (or any other crowd-funding) campaign? Let us prove to you we want it with our actions! Your chosen developer will get all the rights (as it is my understanding that you own them all) to continue the story of our beloved Knight-Captain, and the look and feel will remain faithful to the original that resonated with so many of us.
If the Kickstarter campaign doesn’t succeed, you haven’t lost a thing. Maybe perhaps a bit of your time and some advertising money but no financial loss like an unsuccessful project.
If it does succeed, however, you will make so many fans happy. We are still out there, and we have our wallets at the ready for the revival that will shake us to our core.
Before I go, I want to share with you that I asked on my community page why do people want a NWN3 game. Here are some of their answers as food for thought for you.
“ Because nwn1 AND nwn2 were epic, I can play them over and over again…
But in the end, I need more, AND I feel a nwn3 would be truly amazing” — Vivianna
“I love the 3.5 rules! Also, the toolset allowed players to build their own worlds and set them up on the server. It never got old as you could enter a new world anytime you wanted.” — Derek
“ Because the first two games were simply epic and no matter how many years have passed, we still need more!!” — Manos
“Because we need a good D&D singleplayer PC game. And I trust Larian with Baldur‘s Gate III, I still want more Neverwinter tales. *rolls persuasion check*” — Mandi
On a whim, I rolled for him. He got a Nat 20.
“Because NWN 2 was one of the best games ever.” — Marko
“We need a Neverwinter Nights 3 because anything worth doing is going to be difficult. It’s difficult to build a game with all the features, storytelling and overall quality that gamers demand.
Yet, when the effort is put in, the end result is always worth it. We want an amazing game, a game better than the ones we have been getting.” — Michael
“Classic RPGs like nw1 and 2 simply aren’t made anymore and there is a huge fan base waiting to spend their money” — Byron
All of these comments were taken from this post on my community page. There are more comments over there, and they continue to pour in.
Please, Wizards, we want some more time with our Knight-Captain. We waited for 11 years.
Hopefully, you have plans for us, as well.
Thank you for reading.