Wizards of the Coast Cancelled Five Video Games

Dungeons and Dragons manufacturers Wizards of the Coast have reportedly cancelled five video games. This information was revealed by Bloomberg in a recent report. Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier writes:

Hasbro Inc.’s Wizards of the Coast, best known for the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop games, has cancelled at least five video game projects as it scales back its ambitions in the industry. “

Furthermore, Wizards of the Coast has also stated that fewer than 15 people will lose their job in this process, but they will be given a chance to reapply for different roles within the company. 

They also added that they cannot say the same for the gaming studios that were working on these now-cancelled games, which might suffer due to this reorganization. The reason for this decision is explained in a statement given by a Wizards of the Coast spokesperson:

Wizards of the Coast is still committed to using digital games. [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.”

Wizards of the Coast is well-known for their table-top fantasy entertainer Dungeons and Dragons. It was first published in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. (TSR). 

It has been published by Wizards of the Coast (now a subsidiary of Hasbro) since 1997. The game was derived from miniature wargames, with a variation of the 1971 game Chainmail serving as the initial rule system. 

D&D’s publication is commonly recognized as the beginning of modern role-playing games and the role-playing game industry. It also profoundly influenced video games, especially the role-playing video game genre.

Conclusion

We hope this decision was made considering the best interest of the consumers who are well aware of the franchises owned and created by Wizards of the Coast. And now, the company plans to deliver something targeting its initial fan base.

So, what are your thoughts about this decision by Wizards of the Coast? Let us know in the comment section below.

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