- When asked for gameplay details during an interview with MaximumPC, Cryptic Studios chief operating officer Jack Emmert explained, "It's not an MMO in the sense that there aren't zones with hundreds-and-hundreds of people.
- You are not fighting for spawns. There's a very strong storyline throughout the game. So it's more of a story-based game closer to things like Dragon Age or Oblivion, which we really try to follow."
- On October 5, 2011, it was announced that the gameplay of Neverwinter would be re-structured into a free-to-play MMORPG with extra items and other advantages available for purchase for an as yet unannounced fee.
In an interview with GameSpot, Jack Emmert announced that the game will include "adventuring in and around Neverwinter.Neverwinter Astral Diamonds Not just in the city, but also the environs," and hinted that more locations further afield would be added at some point. In addition, he indicated that the included locations will be heavily based on the novel Gauntlgrym, its sequel, Neverwinter, and Charon's Claw. So far, the only known locations are Neverwinter and Neverwinter Wood.
Players will be able to create whole new locations that may or may not conform to the lore on which the rest of the game is based.Neverwinter Astral Diamonds It has been made clear that this content will be clearly distinguished so as not to confuse users, and they will be informed whether they are playing user-generated or official content.