Wizards of the Coast, the company that owns Dungeons & Dragons, seems to have canceled at least five video games in development, but not yet announced, according to a report by Bloomberg. Check out the complete details below.
Wizards of the Coast Cancels 5 Video Games – Report
According to a report by Bloomberg, Wizards of the Coast has canceled work on at least 5 video games. As we can read in the statement, the decision was dictated by changes in the company’s long-term portfolio. The creators want to focus only on well-known and existing brands.
The company, which in turn is part of Hasbro, would be making an effort to realize its ambitions in the video game space and reduce the number of projects.
Last year, for example, Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance was released, which was not very successful, neither with critics nor with the public.
On the other hand, this 2023 year we will see the launch of Larian’s Baldur’s Gate 3, which will be released in August, and which, despite not being developed by any internal Wizards of the Coast studio, does use the Dungeons and Dragons IP.
In an official statement, Wizards of the Coast stated the following: “We remain committed to using digital games as a cornerstone of our strategy for bringing our games to players around the world. We made some changes to our long-term portfolio to focus on games which are strategically aligned with developing our existing brands and those which show promise in expanding or engaging our audience in new ways.”
In theory, the cancellations will affect less than 15 employees, who will relocate to other positions within the company. Let’s hope that their future games will be on a competitive level and perform a little better than the already mentioned Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance which turned out to be a boring mediocre game.