Cryptic Studios, the developers of Neverwinter, are beavering away on an RPG based on Magic: The Gathering, the strategy card game from Wizards of the Coast. It’s being billed as a triple-A RPG and will be developed for PC and console.
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There’s no word on what the game will actually be called, but I’d expect it to be something like Magic: The Gathering - [Dramatic Word]. We’re expecting more details soon. For now, all we have are some quotes.
“It’s Magic: The Gathering like you’ve never experienced before,” says 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.”
Publishers Perfect World, developers Cryptic, and Wizards of the Coast have, of course, teamed up before for Neverwinter, a game that now boasts over 15 million players.
“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.
Production is well underway at Cryptic Studios.
"Everything from the graphics to the gameplay is being targeted for a truly unique triple-A game,” says Stephen D’Angelo, CEO of Cryptic Studios. “We’re thrilled to provide Magic fans with an opportunity to explore the game’s worlds and characters through an entirely new lens. Get ready to embark on a brand new journey.”