cryptic studios

A PWE studio known primarily for Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, and Champions Online.

Champions Online gets doubly patriotic this weekend

When you are a superhero, you bring the fireworks with you! There's plenty of reason to sparkle and shine in Champions Online this...

The Stream Team: Launching Neverwinter fireworks for Lliira

It's a holiday weekend in part of the world and the MMOverse, so why not start the celebration early? Neverwinter just started the Celebration...

Magic Legends reveals the secrets of its jungle illusion

One of the places that Magic Legends will adventure through is Tazeem, a dense and beautiful jungle. But as Cryptic Studios explained, it's...

Magic Legends’ business model: lockboxes, classes, and seasonal passes

Everyone knows that Cryptic's business models for its MMOs have been both loved and loathed by many, so we should expect that same community...
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First impressions of Star Trek Online’s new Klingon tutorial and House Divided arc

One of the things I have always admired about Star Trek Online is the fact that its writers know how to take a...

Neverwinter’s Avernus, Star Trek Online’s House Divided launch as Cryptic offers 20th anny rewards

It's a big day for Cryptic Studios as the company is celebrating two decades in the industry, releasing Avernus for Neverwinter, and dropping...
Bekk, permit me to smash.

Star Trek Online previews some of the improvements coming with the Year of Klingons

Today is not yet a good day to die... but that day is coming soon, as the Year of Klingons approaches in Star...

Magic Legends’ AI director is going to tailor dynamic experiences for you

Too much predictability breeds contempt and boredom in MMOs, which Cryptic knows all too well. In its creation of the upcoming Magic Legends,...
There's a guy. You can fight him.

Neverwinter shows off the new heroic encounters arriving in Avernus

The Blood War is raging in Neverwinter, but that in and of itself isn't particularly noteworthy. The whole thing about the Blood War...

The Daily Grind: What are the coolest MMO alien races?

OK, for today's topic, we're going to be limiting ourselves strictly to scifi MMORPGs (sorry fantasy, you'll have to settle for pretty much 95%...
Bye forever!

Cryptic’s MMOs will be offline much of June 23 and 25 for lengthy maintenance

We hope that you hadn't earmarked long stretches of time to play the various MMOs by Cryptic Studios on Tuesday or Thursday. The team's games...

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen dev defends the use of limited-action sets

With Pre-Alpha 5 on the way, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is generating more and more interest among MMORPG veterans. But one topic...

Battle Bards Episode 171: Forest Tales 2

Hitch up your shorts, buckle your boots, and step into another deep forest of MMORPG music with the Battle Bards! As diverse as the...

One Shots: Stunning statuary

Last week's call for MMO screenshots of in-game statues resulted in so many great pictures, I could have probably done two of these columns!...

The Stream Team: Celebrating Neverwinter’s seventh anniversary with a jubilee

What? Neverwinter on a Saturday? It may not be the regular D&D night, but it is the MMO's seventh birthday, and that's a great...

The Stream Team: Working among Neverwinter’s werewolves

Massively OP's MJ and her team thwarted Idris' attempt to build an undead army in Ebon Downs, but there's plenty of adventure to be...

Global Chat: Do numbers rob MMOs of fun?

Have developers and players grown so used to mechanics and number crunching that we've collectively lost something important along the way? That's the concern...

Neverwinter celebrates seven years with events, cosmetics, and pets

It's almost time once more for the Protector's Jubilee in Neverwinter as the MMO celebrates seven years of operation starting on Thursday,...

Neverwinter details DPS Paragon path adjustments arriving soon

With the Avernus module just on the horizon for Neverwinter, it's time for players to prepare. And if you're a DPS player,...
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Magic: Legends shows off the process behind giving life to the land of Shiv

Despite the fact that the name makes it sound like a sharp implement destined to slide into somebody's ribs, the land of Shiv is...

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