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Magic: Legends

Magic: Legends

Digital ReleasePC
March 23, 2021 - Epic Games Store, Arc
DelistingOctober 31, 2021 - Server Shutdown
DeveloperCryptic Studios
PublisherPerfect World
Available OnNone
LinksMagic: Legends homepage

Delisting

Cryptic Studios’ Steve Ricossa announced on June 29th, 2021 that Magic: Legends on PC would be shutting down on October 31st. Available as an Open Beta on publisher Perfect World’s Arc client and from the Epic Games Store, Magic: Legends was also planned for release on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One but the announcement confirmed that those versions were now cancelled.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce Magic: Legends will be shutting down on October 31, 2021. All players who spent money in-game across Arc and the Epic Games Store during the Open Beta will be refunded their full purchase amounts. Servers will remain open for play until closing day, however we will be closing the Zen Shop effective immediately. Later this week, all items will instead be purchasable using Aether, our free in-game currency.

Our vision for Magic: Legends missed the mark, but we are proud of what we achieved. Thanks to Wizards of the Coast, we got to bring the expansive Magic: The Gathering Multiverse to a wide audience and explore new angles within the established ARPG genre. We learned several valuable lessons along the way, and we will use them to improve Cryptic’s future development efforts.

Most importantly, we’d like to thank all of the players who explored the Multiverse with us and provided feedback during the Alpha and Beta testing phases. We couldn’t have gotten this far without you!

Sincerely, Steve Ricossa

An additional FAQ was also provided in the post answering specific questions about timing, in-game purchases, refunds, and the potential for future developments in the Magic: Legends universe:

  • When exactly are Magic: Legends PC servers shutting down?
    • The Magic: Legends PC servers will cease operation on October 31, 2021, at 11:59pm Pacific.
  • Will this impact Magic: Legends on the Epic Games Store?
    • Players can continue to access Magic: Legends from the Epic Games Store until the servers shut down on October 31, 2021, at 11:59pm Pacific.
  • Will Magic: Legends be released on consoles/Steam still?
    • No, Magic: Legends will not release onto Xbox, PlayStation, or Steam.
  • What content will be available until the official server shutdown?
    • All game content aside from the ZEN Store will remain in place. An update will be pushed to the game build later this week to make all ZEN Store items purchasable with the free in-game currency.
  • Will we be refunded for our prior purchases?
    • Yes there will be 100% refunds for all purchases, including both the Planeswalker Bundle and all Virtual Currency denominations.
      • For purchases made through Arc Games using credit cards, refunds will be applied automatically to the respective credit card – we expect processing time of these refunds to take approximately 4 weeks.
      • For purchases made through Arc Games using prepaid cards, refunds will be applied automatically in the form of Arc credit to the respective Arc account – plus an additional $10 credit – which can then be used within other games on the Arc client – we expect processing time of these refunds to take approximately 4 weeks.
      • For purchases made through the Epic Games Store, refunds will be applied automatically via the pay gateway that was used to make purchases. Refunds are expected to process by July 14, but may take approximately 4 weeks to complete.
  • Is there a chance that Magic: Legends will be revived in the future?
    • At this time there are no plans to reinstate Magic: Legends in the future.

As mentioned, Magic: Legends “missed the mark” and likely didn’t attract enough active or paying players for publisher Perfect World to continue supporting the title even beyond the beta period.



About the Game

Ancient forces move in the darkness and it’s up to you to walk the planes of the Magic Multiverse to gather the power needed to fight this evil. Choose your path through diverse planes, collect unique spells, Artifacts, and Equipment to create powerful loadouts, and control the chaos of battle as you fight to save the Multiverse from its greatest threat yet.

CONTROL THE CHAOS
Make fast, tactical decisions on the battlefield in real-time combat. Strategically build a deck of spells from your spell library, which will be drawn at random as you fight. Whether you wield the power of White, Blue, Black, Red, or Green mana – your choices determine how you navigate the battlefield.

COLLECT AND UPGRADE
Discover and cast a myriad of spells and collect spell pages to make them more powerful. Acquire and utilize Equipment and Artifacts to synergize with your deck in order to craft your desired playstyle.

FIGHT TOGETHER
Embark on your journey solo or in a group, traversing the planes alone or with up to two other Planeswalkers.