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D&D General WotC Teases Possible Dragonlance Video Game

WotC CEO Chris Cocks may have just teased a Dragonlance video game, amongst others. Talking to GamesIndustry.biz, he made reference to the over 100 D&D video games of the past, and indicated that 6 new D&D video games will be coming out in the next 5 years -- Dark Alliance and Baldur's Gate 3 being the first two.

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Previous Dragonlance video games

Dark Alliance centers around Drizzt Do-Urden. BG3 is set around the Sword Coast of the Forgotten Realms. But he goes on to talk about others:

"In one game you might run a thieves guild and traverse the Thieves Highway of Waterdeep, in another you might marshal dragon hosts in the war-torn world of Krynn. In still another, you might explore the very origins of the D&D universe in real-time combat. The brand's richness is an enabler of tons of amazing game experiences so rather than a challenge, we see it as an amazing opportunity."

There have been several Dragonlance video games before. Cocks says that video games are "core to our brand blueprint and how we plan to expand our audience", pointing out that the video game market is an order of magnitude larger than the tabletop gaming market.

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey



It will be interesting if we do start seeing other settings in D&D videogames - other than Planescape Torment, it's been all Forgotten Realms for a long time now, unless I'm forgetting something.
 

Steampunkette

Shaper of Worlds
It will be interesting if we do start seeing other settings in D&D videogames - other than Planescape Torment, it's been all Forgotten Realms for a long time now, unless I'm forgetting something.
You aren't wrong. And before that it was a Ravenloft fighting game and a Dark Sun adventure game. Also one Dragonlance game

Before that it was all Mystara.
 



Abstruse

Legend
I'd expect at least one of those six games if not more will be mobile games. I'm curious what the rest will be since we've got our CRPG with Baldur's Gate 3 and our action-brawler with Dark Alliance 3. Curious what other genres they'll do...
 






Doug McCrae

Legend
It will be interesting if we do start seeing other settings in D&D videogames - other than Planescape Torment, it's been all Forgotten Realms for a long time now, unless I'm forgetting something.
I really enjoyed Temple of Elemental Evil (2003) which was set in Greyhawk. You had to download a patch to get it to work tho, unfortunately.

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Jaeger

That someone better.
IMHO - this is what is happening:

D&D is currently riding an all time high of popularity. And Hasbro is trying to leverage the brand beyond its table top RPG status.

If the Tv, Movie, and Videogame initiatives pan out, they will generate orders of magnitude more revenue than the RPG line.

Magic is still WOTC's major money maker, but D&D for many reasons is the more exploitable IP.

Hasbro/WOTC is striking while the iron is hot and trying to make the D&D brand mean more than "that RPG game".

If successful, in the coming years people will know D&D more as a Films, Tv, and video games Brand than they will as a table top RPG.
 


Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
BGIII? Great game with big budget and true to the D&D feel
Dark Alliance? Feels like so many other video games from the 90s--just the D&D IP for something not like D&D at all in a style that seems lower budget. Not to knock on those game, because some of them are good, but DA feels like a $9.95 game from the online store. It feels like a modern version of DragonStrike (the dragon flight sim game) or Blood&Magic, as far as capturing the feel of a D&D game.
 
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Doctor Futurity

Adventurer
BGIII? Great game with big budget and true to the D&D feel
Dark Alliance? Feels like so many other video games from the 90s--just the D&D IP for something not like D&D at all in a style that seems lower budget. Not to knock on those game, because some of them are good, but DA feels like a $9.95 game from the online store. It feels like a modern version of DragonStrike (the dragon flight sim game) or Blood&Magic, as far as capturing the feel of a D&D game.
Dark Alliance is all my son can talk about since he saw the recent gameplay trailer, and suddenly he's asking me about D&D, that game he previously wanted nothing to do with because it's what "dad and his friends play," and he even was excited to discover that the characters have their own book adventures. So Dark Alliance is doing its job quite well, I think!

Remember: D&D is vast in the styles it covers. Dark Alliance is not about D&D the game, and barely about the Forgotten Realms, but it is totally about a kick ass drow ranger and his gang, and exploiting the "D&D aesthetic" albeit in an XTREME way that speaks to the youth quite nicely.
 

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