Magic: Legends is an MMO set in the Magic: The Gathering universe

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Perfect World and its subsidiary Cryptic Studios—known for Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, and City of Heroes—are developing a Magic: The Gathering MMO. 

This has been known since 2017, when Cryptic announced "a new free-to-play, action MMORPG" based on Magic, without many other details. "As a Planeswalker, you explore amazing worlds, combat powerful creatures, and meet the legendary beings that shape the fate of the multiverse," the studio wrote at the time.

As of The Game Awards today, we now have a cinematic trailer (above) and a name: Magic: Legends. There isn't much more information on the official website (opens in new tab)—especially because, at the time of writing, it's down. When it comes back to life, though, you can sign up for the beta there. 

We'll have more on Magic: Legends as soon as we know more.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.