Dungeons & Dragons has maybe the best legacy of any licensed property in videogames, which is smart, because the total style of RPG video games traces its lineage again to the tabletop RPG. But for all of the genre-defining classics that digital D&D has introduced us, there hasn’t actually been a profitable triple-A tackle the property – not less than, not within the fashionable thought of what a triple-A sport seems like. Hidden Path Entertainment goals to vary that.
Today, the studio introduced that it’s engaged on a “triple-A, third-person, open-world fantasy RPG that might be going down contained in the Dungeons & Dragons franchise.” The information, as famous by Polygon, comes alongside a collection of job listings for the undertaking. The description for a author place means that the sport will characteristic “narrative branching” and an “ensemble forged”, as properly.
Hidden Path isn’t essentially the studio you’d anticipate to be engaged on a triple-A sport, although the corporate’s catalogue is robust. Hidden Path has put out the wonderful Defense Grid video games, and labored with Valve on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
CS:GO is definitely the studio’s most notable sport, although their precise position in its improvement hasn’t at all times been clear. As CEO Jeff Pobst defined in a Reddit AMA years in the past, “Valve requested us if we’d wish to tackle CS and convey it to consoles, and we jumped on the probability. We then labored for a number of years, updating, altering and constructing what would turn into CS:GO on each PC, Mac, and consoles and along with Valve launched that on August 2012.” (Valve has since, after all, totally taken over CS:GO.)
The cat is lastly out of the bag! We are making a AAA, third-person, open-world fantasy RPG that might be going down contained in the Dungeons & Dragons franchise. That’s proper, associates, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
— The Strix (@the_strix) March 3, 2021
There’s no scarcity of Dungeons & Dragons PC video games, together with promising video games like Baldur’s Gate 3. But a big-scale tackle open-world video games with the franchise sounds fairly thrilling in its personal proper.