Project Baxter

Developer Starbreeze has announced a new game, codenamed Project Baxter, a cooperative multiplayer game presumably in the style of its PAYDAY series. Further, Starbreeze has managed to snag the official Dungeons & Dragons branding. However, we don't expect the studio to treat the RPG setting as reverently as Larian recently did with Baldur's Gate 3.

Due out in 2026 for all major platforms, Project Baxter will be developed and published by Starbreeze, and the company says it "will carry the signature Starbreeze game cornerstones of cooperative multiplayer, lifetime commitment through a Games as a Service-model, community engagement and a larger than life experience."

Forgive the scepticism, but PAYDAY 3, Starbreeze's latest release, dribbled onto the scene, plagued by server issues that the CEO had to apologise for, taking the developer the better part of two months to get the heist shooter's first patch out. In a year plagued with the likes of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Kong: Rise of Skull Island, or The Walking Dead: Destinies, it's a story of dismal quality that may have gone under the radar for some.

Do you want to see a multiplayer live service D&D game out of Starbreeze? Is this an effort to capitalize on the moment the setting is having, between Baldur's Gate and the shockingly decent film Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves? Let us know in the comments section below.