There are a load of Dungeons & Dragons games in the works apparently

There are a load of Dungeons & Dragons games in the works apparently

It would seem that Wizards of the Coast has "seven or eight" games based on its Dungeons & Dragons IP in the works.

That's according to the company's president Chris Cocks, who told that the firm has a number of titles based on its huge tabletop role-playing franchise coming out. That's on top of Dark Alliance, which was announced at The Game Awards last week, and Baldur's Gate 3.

Wizards of the Coasts' own Tuque Games is handling the former, while the latter is being developed by Divinity: Original Sin maker Larian Studios and is set to be an exclusive for Google's Stadia cloud platform.  

The firm's boss says that there is plenty of material to pick from in Wizards of the Coasts' stable of IP, not least Dungeons & Dragons.

"We have a tonne of lore," Cocks said.

"I would argue there are very few, if any fantasy properties with the amount of lore to mine, like we have with Dungeons & Dragons... 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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