I kinda think it will tank a bit. They spent all this money on surveys, try all these changes, only to roll most of them back. They released the SRD into Creative Commons, are publishing essentially errata in 2024, and they're bragging about how no printer can handle how many books they want to print. After the OGL catastrophe, most of the 3PP have already pivoted to making their own core 5E rulebooks. Critical Role and MCDM, two of the bigger and more well-known 3PP, are straight up making their own new games using entirely new game systems. This could be a perfect storm of WotC taking a massive hit.
Warhammer 40K and Warhammer Fantasy. I know we got new d100-based versions (somewhat) recently, but I would love to see a take on this with another system as its foundation, e.g. an adaption of the d6-based system Cubicle 7 uses for Age of Sigmar.
(I know there's also Wrath&Glory for 40K, but I found the design to have too many fiddly bits and often more reminiscent of a - rather fiddly - tabletop game than an RPG)
I want official licensed Savage Traveller, Savage Shadowrun and Savage Car Wars.
I want full digital support for D&D4e.
I want Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4e Essentials.
I want someone to fund a full Foundry adaption of Savage Darwins World.
And I want my table of players to magically get a burning interest for anthropology so they can embrace Runequest.
Yes, but I would still love a polished 4e that was cleaned up the way OSE cleaned up B/X and AD&D. There are things that are nice about PF2 but there are also many things that I loved about 4e’s design choices that aren’t in PF2.
Actually I would almost prefer a 4e that leaned harder into the World Axis Mythos rather than D&D’s sense of “tradition.” But a polished 4e would be my first priority.