Atari, under license from Hasbro, Inc., has announced plans to develop Dragonshard, a real-time strategy game based on the Dungeons & Dragons universe created by Wizards of the Coast.
Developed by Liquid Ent., Dragonshard will be the first game set in the new Eberron campaign setting. The games storyline involves three forces vying for control of a massive dragonshard, known as the Heart of Siberys. The ancient artifact has come to rest in a mystical part of Eberron known as Xen’drik. Once home to ancient and powerful civilizations, it is now a place of mystery and monsters. Shielded by a circle of high mountains and blanketed by never-ending tempests and blizzards, this region has been shunned for millennia.
According to Atari exec producer John Hight, Dragonshard will take advantage of new surface level terrain rendering technology and will offer new squad and leader tactical functionality and a new base development system. The game is scheduled to be available for PC in spring 2005.