Variety: A couple of weeks ago, we posted word that recent Atari acquisition Cryptic Studios was working on breathing life into several Atari legacy titles. Now we've got a few more details to share.
Sources tell us that the developer is working on a massively multiplayer online (MMO) version of "Neverwinter Nights" with an eyed 2011 release.
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".)
Based on the third edition Dungeon and Dragons rules, "NWN" is a well-loved franchise. The first installment of the role-playing game was developed by fan-favorite Bioware in 2002. A sequel, developed by Obsidian Entertainment, came out in 2006 to slightly less favorable, but still solid, reviews.