Dungeons & Dragons to See Multiple New Video Games Soon
Although the tabletop giant has been notably absent from PC and console in recent years, there's much more digital D&D in store for RPG fans coming very soon.
We already know about the Stadia-exclusive Baldur's Gate 3 coming from none other than Divinity: Original Sin crew Larian Studios. We also know a new Dark Alliance title developed by Tuque Games was just revealed at The Game Awards. A trailer for that newly-revealed title can be seen below.
That's just the tip of the iceberg, though, as we can expect multiple other titles to be revealed shortly.
According to an interview with Wizards Of The Coast President Chris Cocks conducted by Gamesindustry.biz, Wizards is greenlighting between seven to eight total Dungeons & Dragons games over the next few years.
While Cocks specifically mentioned the large amount of lore across each campaign setting, the exact settings and gameplay styles of those titles aren't clear yet. According to the interview, all of the D&D games will have some level of single-player experience. Cocks added:
We always think that our co-operative perspective, that forming a party with your friends and doing great things together — the party is bigger than individual components — will always be an important part of our secret sauce.
Aside from a smaller number of digital games, D&D hasn't been nearly as prolific on the hardcover book release schedule in 5th edition as in past versions of the game. 3rd edition, for instance, had a two book a month schedule that saw players struggling to keep up with new releases.
In light of fewer licensed D&D games releasing lately — with the poorly received Sword Coast Legends entirely yanked from the Steam store — rival system Pathfinder has picked up the slack with PC versions of full tabletop adventure paths.
That trend kicked off with Kingmaker last year, while developer Owlcat Games just revealed that the Wrath Of The Righteous campaign path is now in development as a full standalone game.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and info on these upcoming D&D titles as it drops.