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MAGIC: THE GATHERING ARENA
now for the Closed Beta at
WA – September 7, 2017
– During a special
Wizards of the Coast
Magic: The Gathering Arena,
an all-new free-to-play digital game that brings authentic
Magic gameplay to gamers, streamers and fans around the
world. Fans can sign up for the upcoming Closed Beta at
The Gathering Arena
first game developed in-house by Wizards of the Coast's new
Digital Games Studio.
studio is creating a Magic experience with the full rules
and ongoing content support for new card sets, just like the
revered tabletop game. The game is designed and built for
digital gamers without compromising Magic's core gameplay.
Every element of the game design is focused on an engaging and
dynamic experience, true to authentic Magic, to provide
players and viewers fast-paced, exciting, and easy-to-follow
assembled some of the best game designers in the industry who
are working to build a digital platform as flexible and
expansive as Magic itself. But to make sure we really get
it right, we need input from the Magic community, so fans
should sign up for the Closed Beta and share your feedback with
us," said Chris Cocks, president of Wizards of the Coast.
to create the deepest, richest digital card game on the market,
and for it to be as much fun to watch as it is to play," said
Jeffrey Steefel, vice president of digital game development.
Beginning later this year, testers will focus on the first
iteration of casual Constructed play, with cards from the
Ixalan release. More features and formats will be added as
future of Magic is about making sure we stay true to our
awesome community of strategy game players," said Elaine Chase,
vice president of global brand strategy and marketing for
Magic. "It's making sure that they can carry that amazing
Magic experience wherever they go, not only in their Friday
Night Magic life, but their everyday life. As the very
first game under the Magic Digital Next initiative to
improve and expand digital Magic, MTG Arena is an
important step toward that future."
More information on Magic: The Gathering Arena, including how to gain priority access for the Closed Beta, can be found at playmtgarena.com.
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