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UPDATED -Magic: The Gathering MMO Announced by Cryptic & PWE

UPDATE: Despite the press announcement calling it an "RPG", it is confirmed that MtG is going to be an MMO.

Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios are going to twitterpate a lot of people today with their collective announcement that Magic: The Gathering MMO is indeed in development. The game is considered a "AAA MMO" being developed from the ground up for both PC and consoles. 

Magic: The Gathering is a strategy card game from Wizards of the Coast with over 20 million players in 70 countries  and eleven languages around the world. The RPG will "allow fans of the game to fully immerse themselves in the Multiverse, the rich fantasy world in which Magic: The Gathering 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.

“Everything from the graphics to the gameplay is being targeted for a truly unique AAA game,” said 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.”

How do you feel about the announcement? Are you excited? How likely are you to play?

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom

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