Wizards of the Coast confirmed Wednesday that there is a MMORPG in the works based upon its popular Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.
In development at Cryptic Studios, the currently unnamed MMO "is currently being developed from the ground up for both PC and console." Perfect World Entertainment will handle the game's publication.
“It’s Magic: The Gathering like you’ve never experienced before,” said Bryan Huang, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment. “We are ecstatic about the direction of the game Cryptic has been shaping. It’s always been a dream of ours to bring Magic’s Planeswalkers to a modern RPG.”
The upcoming Magic: The Gathering MMO puts players into the role of a Planeswalker, powerful mages who can travel between planes, cast spells, and summon mythical creatures. According to the publisher and developer, the new RPG will allow fans of the game to fully immerse themselves in Magic's Multiverse, the rich fantasy world in which the card game takes place.
“This game is an exciting part of Wizards of the Coast’s Magic Digital Next initiative to extend gameplay beyond the tabletop, and we’re proud to work with the talented team at Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios to bring the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse to life,” said David Schwartz, Wizards of the Coast Vice President of Digital Publishing.
Perfect World Entertainment says that additional details (including the game’s official title) will be revealed at a later date. There is currently no release date that has been publicly announced for the Magic: The Gathering MMORPG.