Awesome interview with quotes from various developers in the genre about the future of CRPGs.
From writing to VR to emergent gameplay
One quote I liked from Brian Fargo:.....Specifically, he predicts that somebody will make a party-based RPG set in a large sandbox world. “I can see you doing a Pillars of Eternity-style game, but with all of Forgotten Realms’ Sword Coast. Nobody has taken the sandbox and the party-based game and really run with it." https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/26/clear-100-hours-in-your-calendar-cos-crpgs-are-here-to-stay/