Dungeons and Dragons. The publisher canceled five video games

Role-playing publisher Dungeons and Dragons Wizards of the Coast canceled development of five video game adaptations of the role-playing game.

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It was the Bloomberg site that revealed it, Wizards of the Coast just announced yesterday, Tuesday January 3rd, it wants to end development of at least five video games. These Five Video Games Should Be Set In An RPG Universe Dungeons and Dragons.

According to Bloomberg, the Hasbro-owned publisher has announced that it has decided to scale back its foray into video games, halting several ongoing projects in Dungeons & Dragons. Despite the cancellation, Wizards of the Coast said less than 15 employees would lose their jobs because of the decision. They will be welcome to apply for other positions within the company. However, this doesn’t affect the release of the highly anticipated next video game Baldur’s Gate III, which was announced for 2023 and also set for Dungeons & Dragons.

In a statement from their spokesperson, Wizards of the Coast reiterated that they are “committed to using digital games in the future, but the developer” has made several changes to their long-term organization to focus on “strategically aligned” games. with building on their existing brands and brands showing “promise to expand or engage our audience in new ways”. »

While Wizards of the Coast employees were not harmed by the canceled plans, some of the other developers involved in the canceled projects may have suffered. Independent studios, including Otherside Entertainment and Hidden Path Entertainment, were involved with Wizards of the Coast on the development of the video game. Dungeons and Dragonsnow cancelled.

What are they talking about? What happened there? We don’t know anything.

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However, we can recall Wizards of the Coast’s previous foray into video games Dungeons and Dragons elicit mixed feedback. Recent efforts titled Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance, received a mostly negative reception, with critics accusing it of being unbalanced and lacking in polish. In the Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliancewe embody the four characters of the universe Dungeons and Dragonsincluding the famous drow Ranger Drizzt Do’Urden from RA Salvatore’s Icewind Dale trilogy.

If you don’t know, Drizzt Do’Urden is a fictional character and hero from the fantasy world of American writer RA Salvatore. He is a Drow, a Deep Elf, belonging to an evil and cruel race that lives in the bowels of the earth. Drizzt is a warrior and adventurer who has departed from his Drow society to embrace a nobler and higher code of morality.

Drizzt Do’Urden is known for his courage and perseverance. he is the exact embodiment of the antihero. Or when the main character in a story lacks the typical qualities associated with a hero. These characters are usually depicted as having flaws, vices, or negative characteristics that make them complex and ambiguous.

This year, the whole world (or nearly) held its breath for the highly anticipated Baldur’s Gate III, twenty years after the last game in the series. Baldur’s Gate is a role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Interplay Entertainment in 1998. It is based on the role-playing game system Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition.

The game takes place in the fictional region of Faerûn, in the “home” universe world. Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms. Baldur’s Gate has received great critical acclaim and is considered one of the best role-playing games ever made. The game has won numerous awards and is widely praised for its storytelling and gameplay. It was followed by two main sequels, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance.

The beta version of this third chapter launched in October 2020, which made it possible to find the first 25 hours and roughly… a fifth of the total playable map. Baldur’s Gate III is slated for a full official release in August 2023 after nearly three years of initial release.

Finally, despite the (bad) news of the cancellation of these five video games, remember the movies Dungeons & Dragons approaching this year, in two months, March 3 (3.3.2023, auspicious date). And rest assured, role-playing games are doing very well and are booming!

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Article written by Gus. Editor-in-Chief of Gus&Co. Teaching at the School of Comics and Illustration, has been in the gaming world since 1989 as a writer and journalist.

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