As the Dungeons & Dragons brand continues to enjoy worldwide popularity, new ways to play within its fantasy stylings, to open it up to new audiences, are paramount. Step forward Hidden Path Entertainment, with a project that's sure to tickle both fair-weather and committed D&Ders alike.
As PC Gamer reports, Hidden Path - best known for working alongside Valve on the Counter-Strike shooter franchise - has lifted the lid on a brand-new, open-world Dungeons & Dragons video game.
"The cat is finally out of the bag! We are making a AAA, third-person, open-world fantasy RPG that will be taking place inside the Dungeons & Dragons franchise. That's right, friends, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Maybe you want to come work with me on that."
Beltrán's post quote-tweeted a previous Hidden Path message, from March 2, where the studio also dropped the quiet bombshell that is this ambitious, exciting project - "a AAA, third-person, open-world fantasy RPG that will be taking place inside the Dungeons & Dragons franchise."
Hidden Path is currently advertising for staff for the project, including graphics programmers, senior technical artists, writers and lead graphics programmers.
D&D has a long history with the video games medium, with the first title based on the pen-and-paper adventures coming out in 1980. Baldur's Gate is a successful video game spin-off from D&D's Forgotten Realms campaign, and the third main entry in that series,
And that's all we really have on this one, for now. No news of a release date, or platforms. But it's exciting, no? Sure it is.
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