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  ‘Neverwinter Nights’ Is Dead, Long Live NWN2  
Posted 2006-05-29 by Tony Walsh
It seems like only last month I was marvelling at how 2002's online RPG Neverwinter Nights was still being officially supported through incremental upgrades and content additions. Sadly, this support was cut on May 5, according to Steel Wind, project coordinator for DLAdventures, a sanctioned third-party content developer. While there doesn't seem to be an official announcement yet, it appears that Atari, the publisher of Neverwinter Nights is cancelling all future content (official and sanctioned third-party) and software upgrades for the game.

Steel Wind alleges Atari wanted to prevent DLAdventures' upcoming content release interfering with the launch of Neverwinter Nights 2. While the cancellation is perfectly understandable from a publisher perspective, the move has hurt a thriving community of third-party developers, some of whom are arguably responsible for the longevity of the original Neverwinter Nights, which is still available in stores. While Neverwinter Nights had to die some time, it's a shame it went out like this.
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