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Magic Comes Full Circle With Cryptic CEO Steve D'Angelo In New Interview

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Magic: Legends is coming from Cryptic Studios, though the studio has a history with the IP thanks to CEO Steve D'Angelo. In an interview with Game Informer, D'Angelo talks about his history with Magic: The Gathering as well as how the upcoming MMO was pitched. 

In a video interview with Game Informer as part of their month-long coverage of Magic: Legends, Cryptic CEO Steve D'Angelo breaks down his history with the card game, helping to establish the rulings of the card game just a few weeks after it released in 1993. For nearly a decade D'Angelo worked with Wizards of the Coast to define the rulings used by judges throughout the Magic world. 

D'Angelo also goes into detail about how Magic: Legends was pitched to Wizards of the Coast - and how it felt doomed from the start. It's an interesting interview and definitely worth watching. 

MMORPG had the chance to talk to Executive Producer Stephen Ricossa earlier this week as well, breaking down the MMO features players can expect to see from the upcoming game. You can check out that interview here.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore