Wizards of the Coast Announces New Video Game Studio Led by Former Dragon Age Producer

Wizards of the Coast, the publisher of Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, has launched a new video game studio led by Dragon Age's former executive producer. Today, Wizards of the Coast announced they established Skeleton Key, a new video game studio headed by Christian Dailey, who announced his departure from BioWare in February.

Dailey formerly worked as a Studio Director at BioWware Austin, served the Franchise Developer Director for Anthem, and previously executive-produced the Dragon Age franchise. Skeleton Key based in Austin, Texas, is working on a AAA project but the studio hasn't shared any details about the project's genre or franchise type (as in, whether it's based on WotC's existing IPs such as Magic: The Gathering or a new IP) in the job listings, so it'll likely take years before anything is officially announced.

"I am excited to be starting this new adventure with the company that has created so many of my favorite toys and games growing up," Dailey said in a statement "Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have been a huge influence on me. Their brands have inspired my pursuit of a lifelong career in video games. We are looking forward to growing our studio team with more talented creators who share our passion."

Cynthia Williams, President of Wizards of the Coast and digital gaming, added that the team is "thrilled to continue to build our roster of exceptionally talented digital gaming leaders. We will greatly benefit from the experience that this team and new video game studio bring to Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro."

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Skeleton Key is the latest of several studios Wizards of the Coast has launched in recent years, joining Atomic Arcade, Archetype Entertainment, Tuque Games, and more.

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