The released date for the upcoming MMORPG Neverwinter Online was pushed back today from sometime in 2011 all the way to late 2012. It was learned via Gamespot that due to the recent purchase of Cryptic Studios by Perfect World Entertainment, Neverwinter Online would be pushed back so that the game could be worked on more.
My guess is that PWE wants to go Free2Play with this and they need to incorporate an in-game item store with the current game. However since that addition shouldn’t need a full year to be added, perhaps they are going to be making more changes it. Maybe they’ll take a page out of the old Blizzard handbook and introduce RMT. The Diablo and Neverwinter RPG series were always compared to each other, so perhaps Cryptic or PWE saw some things that D3 was doing better and they are going back to the drawing board.