Dungeons & Dragons is experiencing a revival at the moment, with television programs like Stranger Things using it as a metaphor to explain its supernatural world, to Dungeons & Dragons podcasts like The Adventure Zone or Critical Role taking over the ears of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Well, gaming isn’t going to be left out as the Dungeons & Dragons juggernaut rolls on. Speaking to Gamesindustry.biz, Wizards of the Coast president Chris Cocks talked about there being at least seven or eight Dungeons & Dragons games in the works right now, with the intent that each has its own particular focus in the D&D universe.
“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,” the Wizards of the Coast president said. “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.”.
He also spoke about the different takes on the universe that Wizards of the Coast hopes to see game developers take on. “And we’re going to do it in a variety of genres… And in future games we will explore different areas, whether it’s grand strategy and combat at army level scale, to really intimate character portrayal.”
This comes after the reveal at The Game Awards 2019 that a new Dark Alliance game is in the works, and of course, we all know that Divinity developer Larian Studios is working on a followup to the massively popular Baldur’s Gate series.
What this means for the future is that it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more Dungeons & Dragons in video gaming and with so many games being worked on, we’re sure we’ll be seeing more announcements shortly.