The developer behind Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance is working on a new, AAA D&D game and has rebranded from Tuque Games to Invoke Studios.
As reported by Polygon, D&D publisher Wizards of the Coast announced the new game is being developed in Unreal Engine 5 and will be “a AAA game derived from the Dungeons and Dragons universe”.
No release date or further details about what the game will be were announced, but Wizards of the Coast did reveal that Invoke is planning to up its development team from its current 80 members to more than 200 by 2025, though it’s unclear if this full, 200+ team will be necessary to complete development on the new game.
Dominic Guay is leading the studio after leaving Ubisoft in 2021, where he worked for 20 years on games including Watch Dogs and its sequel.
Fantastical, AAA open world games appear to be a theme for Wizards of the Coast at the moment as the publisher opened a new studio in July led by Dragon Age’s former executive producer Christian Dailey and, elsewhere in the D&D world, Baldur’s Gate 3 is now confirmed for a full launch in 2023.
In our 4/10 of Invoke Studios’ previous game, IGN said: “Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a tedious co-op adventure with lots of goblins and even more bugs.”
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