The CEO sounds very excited about the merchandise for the upcoming movie: we're going to be drowning in the stuff if Hasbro gets their way.I keep seeing this claim pop up in the forums. Is there some basis--a statement from Wizards or Hasbro or Crawford or somebody--for believing this to be the case?
It seems like a very weird strategy, given the success of tabletop 5E (and the previous failure of 4E, which was explicitly designed per Ryan Dancey to be a launch point for digital offerings). Based on what we've seen thus far, it looks as if their strategy is to generate spinoffs of all kinds from the tabletop game--TV shows, movies, Magic sets, novels, video games--and see what sticks. Video games are just one piece of that. But maybe there was an announcement that I missed?
Truly, this is a Golden Age.