Dragon Age's former executive producer has set up a new studio with Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons publisher, Wizards of the Coast. The new studio based in Austin, Texas is called Skeleton Key and is reported to be working on a triple-A title.
The new studio Skeleton Key touts industry veterans as its make-up, with former Dragon Age executive producer Christian Dailey heading the studio. Dailey on Twitter made the announcement, stating that the new team is working with Magic: The Gathering publisher Wizards of the Coast on a new triple-A title. Exactly what kind of game they are making, and whether it's in a new universe or one of Wizards' existing properties remains to be seen.
Very excited to announce that we've started a new AAA game studio with the amazing folks at @Hasbro and @Wizards of the Coast!It's early days right now at @SkeletonKeyDev but looking forward to sharing more soon. Please keep a lookout and check our open roles! https://t.co/GJUmEDMvrk— Christian Dailey (@ChristianDailey) July 26, 2022
Wizards shared the news this morning with a statement from Dailey, who credits Wizards with inspiring his career throughout the years.
"I am excited to be starting this new adventure with the company that has created so many of my favorite toys and games growing up. Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have been a huge influence on me. Their brands have inspired my pursuit of a lifelong career in video games. We are looking forward to growing our studio team with more talented creators who share our passion."
Skeleton Key's website lists out the mission of the studio, which might hint at the type of title the studio will be making, stating that they are looking to create "immersive gameplay, unique stories, and thought-provoking moments of suspense and horror that guide players to have fun while facing their fears."