(Source) If you have not read, China MMO giant Perfect World recently bought over Cryptic Studios (link), developer of Star Trek Online, City of Heroes/ Villains and Champions Online. In development was Neverwinter (link), the studio’s new MMO based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise. However, Perfect World has now ordered the studio to delay the game, requesting the developers to “invest in a more immersive experience” for the title.
Here is a brief introduction of the title if you have not read about it. Quoted from the source, Neverwinter would let players choose from five traditional D&D character classes. Gamers could then join five-man squads composed of other online players to venture forth into the city’s dungeons, completing quests and gathering items along the way. Neverwinter was also intended to offer a single-player component, in which players could recruit computer-controlled allies to accomplish the same missions.