Apparently Seven or Eight Dungeons & Dragons Games are in Development
During a recent interview with GamesIndustry, Wizards of the Coast president Chris Cocks explained that upwards of eight Dungeons & Dragons titles are currently in development. This list of D&D titles includes Dark Alliance which was unveiled at The Game Awards this year but the developers intend to look at the Dungeons & Dragons universe from multiple angles with the new games. These titles will encompass multiple genres and offer single-player campaigns and multiplayer experiences. Dark Alliance is releasing in Fall 2020 and will likely kick off the release schedule of the seven or eight D&D titles.
“We want each game to have a point of view, and to really keep on just a couple of things and do it really, really well. What you don’t want to do is have every game in the franchise try to do the same thing, and try to do everything all at once. We’re going to do it in a variety of genres,” said Chris Cocks. “whether it’s grand strategy and combat at army level scale, to really intimate character portrayal. There will be single player modes in all of our games, but 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.”
Chris Cocks is blown away by the lore opportunities of Dungeons & Dragons as he continues: “We have a tonne of lore. I would argue there are very few, if any fantasy properties with the amount of lore to mine, like we have with D&D. Literally thousands of books, hundreds of which are bestsellers… So there is a lot you have to build upon. And then I think you have one of the best character and adventure engines in the business, with 5e, which really I think really opens the aperture on character developments. I think it opens up creative possibilities for creators.”
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