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WOTC President: "Seven or Eight" D&D Video Games In the Works

By Poorna Shankar on December 17, 2019 | News | 0

There are about “seven or eight” Dungeons & Dragons games in the works according to Wizards of the Coast President, Chris Cocks.

In a GamesIndustry.biz article (via IGN), these planned games are of varying size and scope. Chris Cocks expands,

“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."

This approach extends to the actual development as Chris doesn’t want to limit the teams working on these games. He goes on to comparing his role to a DM,

“The D&D team's job is to say 'yes' when people want to play something... The best dungeon masters tend to want to figure out how to say 'yes', and have the players do what they want to do... We want to open it up, open up the narrative possibilities, the character development, open up the level of problem solving and combat opportunities and thrills that players can be able to experience.”

These games will span a number of genres, according to Chris. These will range from multiplayer games to single-player games as well,

“We will have single player games; we think they're important. 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.”

In case you missed it, a new D&D game, called Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is set to hit in 2020. It looks like an ARPG, but we’ll have to wait for additional details.


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.