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reveals plans to launch Baldur's Gate 3
into Early Access later this year (thanks
). This was revealed during an investor presentation at the New York
Toy Fair where Hasbro said this will be part of a spate of releases that will
see the launch of at least one new D&D video game every year from now until
2025. Here's word:
Specifically there are 7 games in development: Baldur’s
Gate 3 and Dark Alliance are the two that have already been announced, but
according to Hasbro, we should be seeing at least one new D&D video game every
year from now until 2025. And while there was no mention of the newly opened
Archetype Entertainment, the WotC owned game studio working on its own sci-fi
project, it was revealed that Baldur’s Gate 3 is scheduled for Early Access
later this year, so players will be stepping into the world of mind flayers and
Minsc a lot sooner than you might have thought.
As far as the other games, neither Hasbro nor WotC have made any reveals, but we
can look at M:tG’s approach to get a clue for what their roadmap might be like.
Points like “new categories for new audiences” shows that Hasbro is looking to
scoop up as much of a newer crowd as they can. What kinds of games might
introduce new players to D&D? Some sort of mobile game for sure, but beyond that
it’s anyone’s guess.