Square Enix announces the return of Dungeon Siege • Eurogamer.net
As part of the “metaverse” game The Sandbox.
Square Enix’s dormant Dungeon Siege series is being revived – as voxel content in the “metaverse” game The Sandbox.
Dungeon Siege 3, developed by Fallout New Vegas studio Obsidian, was released in 2011. The release schedule for the series has been quiet ever since.
But now that Dungeon Siege is back, a new press release has trumpeted – though perhaps not in the way you might expect.
“The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, today announced that it has partnered with Square Enix to bring the legendary IP RPG, Dungeon Siege, to the gaming metaverse. The Sandbox,” a press release read.
“The collaboration features two complementary parts. The first will provide a Dungeon Siege Land on the Square Enix estate with interactive RPG experiences for players to enjoy while learning best practices for building Dungeon Siege adventures.
“The second will make Dungeon Siege voxel characters and objects available for players and creators to integrate into their unique experiences using The Sandbox’s free VoxEdit and Game Maker #nocode creation tools.”
Earlier this month, Ubisoft announced that it had collaborated with The Sandbox to bring its Rabbids franchise to the game.
As Ed reported at the time, The Sandbox features a Minecraft-esque world, where users can buy land on its map with NFTs of voxel assets – as much a grab for cash as land.
“Dungeon Siege has always been an inspiring adventure and entering The Sandbox metaverse to allow players to create their own personal adventures opens an exciting new chapter for the franchise,” said Hideaki Uehara, Director of Business Development for Square Enix. “We can’t wait to see Dungeon Siege come to life in The Sandbox, powered by inspiration from RPG fans.”