Coming from Cryptic Studios in partnership with Perfect World Entertainment to bring a new AAA RPG based on Magic the Gathering.
The new RPG is currently being developed from the ground up for both consoles and PC. There aren’t really any further details, but they have promised more at a later date. They are promising that the new RPG will allow fans of the game to fully immerse themselves in the Multiverse, which has rich fantasy world in which Magic: The Gathering takes place.
Bryan Huang, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment said;
“It’s Magic: The Gathering like you’ve never experienced before. 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.”
David Schwartz, Wizards of the Coast Vice President of Digital Publishing followed that with;
“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.”
Lastly, Cryptic Studios, which are currently ramping up production in its Los Gatos headquarters for the development of the game added;
“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.”
While there isn’t much information to go on, the possibilities are endless, and rather exciting. Imagine a game that is similar in scope to Dragon Age, or The Witcher 3. Which it’s unclear if this is going to be an MMO or not, Perfect World is known as a publisher of MMO’s, so we’ll just have to wait and see.