Dungeons & Dragons

It’s been a while since we’ve seen some good Dungeons & Dragons games on the market. But thanks to Wizards of the Coast, that’s about to change.

In an interview with GamesIndustry International, company president Chris Cocks laid down the groundwork for what’s to come. And he wasn’t just talking about Baldur’s Gate 3 or the new Dark Alliance game announced during The Game Awards last week.

What’s to come in the world of Dungeons & Dragons?

According to Cocks, the members of the Dungeon & Dragons team “want to open it up” when it comes to the possibility of the franchise. That includes the narrative possibilities of future games, as well as “thrills that players can be able to experience.” And what’s more, it isn’t held back to one type of game, as they want to “do it in a variety of genres.”

“And in future games,” he continued, “we will explore different areas, whether it’s grand strategy and combat at army level scale, to really intimate character portrayal.”

Of course, it won’t just be for multiplayer, as the games would have single-player modes. But Cocks feels that the co-op factor is important, particularly “forming a party with your friends.” He notes that “the party is bigger than individual components,” which serves as a vital part of the team’s “secret sauce,” as it were.

Wizards of the Coast has about seven or eight different projects in the works. However, not all of them are ready to announce just yet. Even so, there’s already a lot to get excited about, particularly with Dark Alliance, which is set to arrive next year. Check out the full interview if you’d like to learn more.

Hopefully, 2020 will bring more announcements, plus a revitalizing of the Dungeons & Dragons label to the level where it needs to be. But for now, Dark Alliance will certainly do.

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