PAYDAY' Dev Is Making a New Unreal Engine 5-Powered Co-Op D&D Game

The game will be hitting "all major platforms" in 2026.

Image credit: Starbreeze, Project Baxter

Starbreeze, a well-known studio behind the PAYDAY franchise, recently joined forces with Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons to make a new co-op action-adventure game. 

The company didn't share much information on the upcoming project but we know that the game is codenamed Project Baxter and will be "based on the D&D IP". Starbreeze also says that Project Baxter aims to deliver an immersive experience to players on various platforms by focusing on cooperative multiplayer, community involvement, and a games-as-a-service model. With the usage of Unreal Engine 5, the game will offer cross-play functionality, providing a seamless and expansive experience for all players involved.

"It is hard to imagine a better pairing than Dungeons & Dragons and Starbreeze – both with their foundation in cooperative and community-driven experiences, 'play it your way' and infinite replayability. When looking at prospective IPs, D&D was always at the top of our list and I'm incredibly happy to announce this license agreement and I want to thank Wizards of the Coast for being a great partner," shared the CEO of Starbreeze Tobias Sjögren in a statement.

Sjögren also shared that the game will be released on "all major platforms in 2026 and include cross-play". As for now, it's unclear what platforms the CEO is talking about but I guess it's hard to look that far into the future and predict what platforms the title will be launched on.

Image credit: Starbreeze, Project Baxter

The company also shared some images of the upcoming project, you can find them in the article. One image features a picturesque town reminiscent of a classic Dungeons & Dragons setting, adorned with numerous pointed towers. The second image captures a character wielding a staff.

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