Sword Coast Legends will be set in the Forgotten Realms universe along the titular Sword Coast, where both the Neverwinter Nights series and the Baldur's Gate series were located (although in different parts of it). The new game will comprise a story-driven campaign which can be played solo or co-op as well as a robust multiplayer engine where one player can assume the role of the Dungeon Master and create new scenarios for players.
The game is played from a top-down, isometric viewpoint and looks like it has been inspired by the recent success of crowd-funded CRPGs like Divinity: Original Sin and Pillars of Eternity. Most intriguingly, there is no major publisher involved. The last few official D&D games were MMORPGs and action titles, with this being the first actual, proper CRPG in the setting since 2007's Neverwinter Nights 2.