April 18, 2024

Starbreeze, the studio recognized for the likes of Payday, is growing a recreation primarily based on the Dungeons and Dragons IP.

Codenamed Challenge Baxter, the upcoming recreation is predicted to launch throughout platforms in 2026. It’s being produced in Unreal Engine 5.

Whereas additional particulars on this venture are nonetheless skinny, the studio has mentioned gamers can count on “the signature Starbreeze recreation cornerstones of co-operative multiplayer, lifetime dedication by a Video games as a Service-model, neighborhood engagement and a bigger than life expertise” on launch. When Challenge Baxter launches, Starbreeze may even act as the sport’s writer.

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“When taking a look at potential IPs for our future initiatives, Dungeons and Dragons was at all times on the high of our record and I am extremely glad to announce this licence,” Starbreeze’s CEO Tobias Sj√∂gren mentioned at present, thanking D&D’s Wizards of the Coast for “being such a fantastic accomplice”.

“Dungeons and Dragons is having a unprecedented yr” added Eugene Evans, SVP Digital Technique and Licensing at Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro. “Our gaming manufacturers, together with Dungeons & Dragons, proceed to draw nice companions as we execute our plan to develop our digital video games portfolio by licensing and improvement.

“Our collaboration with Starbreeze is a main illustration of this technique. Given their spectacular video games and keenness for Dungeons and Dragons, we’re assured that they are going to create an expertise that can delight followers worldwide.”

Concept art for Starbreeze's upcoming Dungeons and Dragons game showing a medieval fantasy town

Picture credit score: Starbreeze

Elsewhere on the studio, Starbreeze not too long ago launched a free replace for Payday 3 which launched two ‘traditional’ Payday 2 heists into the sport.

The heists in query are Cook dinner off and Turbid Station (Murky Station in Payday 2). Starbreeze says their arrival will enable gamers to “relive the fun and pleasure” of the earlier recreation’s heists, however with a slight reimagining and improved gameplay.