Wizards of the Coast reveals a new streamlined version

As part of a new publishing initiative, Wizards of the Coast plans to make several changes to Dungeons and Dragons,

Including an official virtual playing space, physical/digital book bundles, and eventually the re-release of the original D&D rulebook in 2024.

At the start of 2021, there were plenty of resources online for those looking to play D&D via Zoom calls or shared virtual spaces

But relatively few of them were official Wizards of the Coast products. A D&D is, to some extent, an attempt to change that.

Instead, the plan is to revamp and restructure the game's core rules, based on what Crawford says are lessons learned from the past decade.

which is planned for the re-release of the three main books for D&D—The Player's Handbook

Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monster Manual. 2024. This also coincides with the 10th anniversary of D&D's 5th edition.

Back in April, Wizards parent company Hasbro acquired the popular digital toolset D&D Beyond.

 Now that Beyond is an official D&D affiliate, Wizards plans to use it as a direct digital storefront