Hasbro will now be making video video games alongside its myriad of toys. Magic: The Gathering maker Wizards of the Coast, which turned a full-fledged division of Hasbro in February, has established a brand new sport studio geared toward creating licensed titles primarily based on Hasbro’s many properties, the primary of which is a third-person G.I. Joe sport at the moment in improvement. 

Wizards of the Coast’s studio is predicated in North Carolina, dubbed the New Raleigh-Durham Studio. The group is led by WB Video games veterans who’ve lent their abilities to the Hitman and Batman Arkham franchises. New Raleigh-Durham Studio is at the moment hiring an artwork director, lead animator, lead sport designer, and technical director, in keeping with its job itemizing. The posting additionally describes the G.I. Joe title as a multiplatform action-adventure title made in Unreal Engine. 

Through the February investor occasion, Wizards of the Coast president Chris Cocks spoke about the company’s gaming plans, saying that “…in addition to developing our own IP, we will also be leveraging some perennial Hasbro favorites with an eye towards developing them digitally. Hasbro has an amazing vault of brands with decades of stories and characters with generations of fan coattails to tap into. We will bring these brands to digital life and develop experiences that resonate with the lifestyle gamer in ways that are new, fresh and provocative.” To this point we already know {that a} Transformers sport by Pokémon Go maker Niantic is currently in the works. 

In one other large gaming transfer, Hasbro prolonged its partnership with Epic earlier this yr to broaden its line of Fornite merchandise. You’ll be able to learn in regards to the particulars of that settlement here

What Hasbro properties would you wish to see and Wizards of the Coast flip into video games? Tell us within the feedback!

[Sources: TFW 2005 via Game Rant, PC Gamer]

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