Magic: The Gathering Arena Announced

September 9, 2017

We’ve known for a little while now that Wizards of the Coast were hiring developers to work on their next Magic: The Gathering game, but we didn’t know if it would be a successor to the digital platform Magic Online or another game like Magic Duels. That mystery has now been solved, with Wizards of the Coast unveiling Magic: The Gathering Arena, their new online platform for Magic: The Gathering.

Magic: The Gathering Arena will feature the entire card set currently in Standard, which is over 1000 cards, and will also receive every future card set as they launch in paper form. This means Magic: The Gathering Arena will feature over 1000 cards at launch, with that number increasing with every new set released. There’s a focus on esports as well, which means flashy effects, fast games and an easy to understand experience are all there, making Magic: The Gathering Arena fun to watch, as well as play.

If you want to get your hands on Magic: The Gathering Arena ahead of its official launch, head on over to Magic: The Gathering’s website where you can sign up for the upcoming closed beta. The closed beta will initially include the first iteration of casual Constructed play, featuring cards from the Ixalan set, with more features and formats being added over time.