Spin Master has entered into a brand new licensing cope with Sony that features not solely toys and collectibles, but in addition tabletop roleplaying video games of some of Sony’s prime video game franchises. The Hollywood Reporter was the primary to report on the brand new licensing deal between Spin Master and Sony Interactive Entertainment to create bodily toys and video games primarily based on a number of common PlayStation franchises like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last of Us and Uncharted. While the report targeted totally on motion figures and collectibles, The Hollywood Reporter additionally famous that Spin Master’s license additionally included rights to tabletop roleplaying video games. The deal consists of all current Sony Interactive Entertainment IPs in addition to these created in the course of the timeframe of the deal. The toy line is anticipated to launch in spring 2024.
Spin Master has its personal tabletop game line, which regularly companions with different established tabletop game firms on main initiatives. Most notably, Spin Master labored with CMON to publish Marvel United and X-Men: Marvel United, a pair of well-received video games primarily based on Marvel characters. Spin Master doesn’t at the moment have its personal roleplaying game studio, so it’d companion with a writer like Renegade Games Studio or Steamforged to develop a roleplaying game portfolio. The latter firm printed tabletop video games for Horizon: Zero Dawn and just lately launched a roleplaying game for Dark Souls, whereas present Spin Master companion CMON printed a card game primarily based on God of War.
Tabletop RPGs are seen as a rising market for many game publishers, with a number of firms launching their very own studios or licensing their IPs to current RPG studios lately. Marvel is developing its personal tabletop RPG, deliberate for launch in 2023, whereas Avatar: The Last Airbender and Masters of the Universe have additionally had licensed RPGs launch up to now yr or so.