Dungeons & Dragons proprietor Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) has pulled the plug on 5 online game initiatives. Per Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, the initiatives (none of that are Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate III) had been cancelled as a part of modifications to WOTC’s “long-term portfolio to concentrate on video games that are strategically aligned with growing our present manufacturers.”
Because of the cancelled initiatives, no less than 15 WOTC workers have been laid off. Among the many cancelled initiatives had been an inner title codenamed “Jabberwocky,” and a pair of exterior video games mentioned to be early in growth.
Although the tabletop RPG writer advised Bloomberg it stays “dedicated to utilizing digital video games,” it seems that WOTC is pulling again on stepping into video video games.
In 2017, Wizards opened a division particularly targeted on creating digital sport variations of each D&D and Magic: The Gathering.
The newest D&D sport was 2021’s Darkish Alliance from Tuque Video games (now Invoke Studios). This previous October, the developer introduced that its subsequent undertaking can be “a triple-A sport derived from the Dungeons & Dragons universe.”
Past that, Wizards has additionally based subsidiary studios Skeleton Key and Archetype Leisure. It is unclear if these studios’ initiatives had been related to D&D or the among the many studios whose initiatives had been ended.