Well, not literally. But Atari and Obsidian Entertainment are offering gamers everywhere the opportunity to possibly test the upcoming multiplayer portion of Neverwinter Nights 2. I'm pretty sure most gamers here on Neowin would give their left kidney to take part in this one, so without any further delay read on:
Atari Inc. and Obsidian Entertainment are pleased to announce a closed public beta test for Neverwinter Nights 2 for PC. Neverwinter Nights 2 is an extensive role-playing game that employs a rich single-player experience, a toolset for creating custom adventures, as well as a multiplayer component where adventurers can team up and explore the world of Faerun as a team! This sequel to the original award-winning Neverwinter Nights takes advantage of the new "3.5 edition" DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® rule set while also utilizing an astonishing new 3D graphics engine. Neverwinter Nights 2 is set in the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Forgotten Realms® universe created by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc.
This beta test will comprise the multiplayer game mode only, the purpose of which is to get your feedback on game tuning and balance, hardware compatibility testing, and also general functionality testing. Please remember that if you are selected for this beta test you will be under a strict non-disclosure agreement (NDA), which means you cannot discuss the product outside of our dedicated private beta forum at www.ataricommunity.com.
At the present time, we are without our www.betatests.net site; therefore sign-ups will be handled a little differently for Neverwinter Nights 2. In order to sign up for the beta, please visit the below URL and be sure to fill out all of the required information.
- 3 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
- 1GB System Ram
- ATI Radeon X800 series, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series or higher video card
- Windows XP
- 512MB System RAM
- 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
- 128MB Direct3D compatible video card with DirectX 9.0c compatible driver
- 5GB free hard disk space
- DirectX 9.0c (included)
- DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
- Broadband connection for multiplayer online play