It has been a good long time since we have heard anything about Dungeons and Dragons Online’s promised Ravenloft expansion. While we still don’t know when this horror-themed module is coming to the MMO, at least we have official confirmation that it is still happening for 2017.
On the official forums, CM Jerry Snook addressed the apparent shift from “fall” to “winter” in the studio’s plans for the expansion’s launch. Previously, the team was stating fall 2017 as a target window, but on a recent livestream, the language pointed to winter.
“It’s always been the plan to start with [Lord of the Rings Online’s] Mordor, then do Ravenloft, and that’s exactly what’s happening,” Snook said. “Ravenloft will be released when it is ready, and we’ll have more info on the exact timing of it as we get closer to release. The plan is to release it by the end of the year. I don’t want to start getting into semantic debates over what ‘closer to’ means, but sure, there is a time frame we’d enjoy releasing Ravenloft during, and we’re working toward that goal. But as soon as we give time frames and dates, people will chisel it in stone, when the reality is more flexible than that.”
In an interview this past January on Massively OP, Standing Stone Games indicated that Ravenloft may add one or more playable races to the game.