Sunday, October 4, 2009

The next edition

This may be an exercise in futility to say this, but lets try not to get into an edition war on this one.  I'll try and narrow the topic to a specific question:

Since 4e is so tied to the digital medium, and it took so long to get the digital aspect of it functional and integrated, do you think the next edition (4.x or 5e) will be a change as great as 4e was from 3.x?  Or does the investment in all that technology and digital integration force the next edition to be a modification/expansion/overlay of 4e, in that it would be to much of a new investment and too great a loss on the old investment to make such large-scale changes by making much of DDI useless?

Your thoughts?