Bloomberg editor Jason Schreier reported that Wizards of the Coast, which owns the rights to the D&D universe, has canceled five video games. The company is cutting back on its ambitions in the industry.
But that doesn’t mean the company is going to stop investing in the field altogether. She decided to restructure her approach and focus on games that develop existing brands or attract new audiences. It’s probably a project for D&D and Magic The Gathering.
The move will affect third-party studios Otherside Entertainment and Hidden Path Entertainment, and 15 employees will lose their jobs, but will receive new offers within Wizards of the Coast.
This decision may be due to, for example, the fact that Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance received mixed reviews from players and the press, as well as general cost cuts across all industries due to the economic crisis.