Fan excitement for the long-awaited return of a Shadowrun videogame soured almost immediately when they learned it would be a first person shooter. Like Dungeons & Dragons, Shadowrun began years ago as a pen and paper role-playing game, and has been maturing ever since (the rules are now in their fourth edition). Unlike D&D, though, videogame adaptations have been few and far between (the last coming out in 1994 on the Sega Genesis). With the jump in hardware since then, anticipation of what a modern videogame could do with its tech-meets-magic fantasy role-playing setting ran high. As if that wasn't disappointment enough, the current publisher of the pen and paper game, FanPro, issued what it called a "fair warning" on its blog that stated: "Microsoft rewrote the timeline and setting for this game, so it is not in continuity with the tabletop RPG. It may be more accurately described as a game loosely based on Shadowrun."
From GameWatcher: "Starbreeze has licensed the Dungeons & Dragons IP from Wizards of the Coast to work on a video game it codenamed internally as Project Baxter, which will be developed using Unreal Engine 5.
Project Baxter is currently estimated to be released sometime in 2026, and will likely be developed for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X."
Adam Vale of The Koalition writes: The story of Achilles has been told since the very birth of the Greek alphabet and some scholars even think the sole creation of the written language was to document Homer’s song of the great battle at the city of Troy. With that said, none of that matters or holds any relevance in Achilles: Legends Untold and I’m fine with that.
"The Great War is over, it's time to leave on the Last Train Home. Manage supplies and control your small troops as they journey home." Kyle @ Thumb Culture