Magic: Legends is Shutting Down on October 31

Magic: Legends is Shutting Down on October 31

Magic: Legends is shutting down on October 31, publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios have announced.

While Magic: Legends is shutting down on October 31, the game only recently launched in open beta last year for PC (via Arc Games and Epic Games Store).

The previously announced Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 versions are naturally cancelled alongside the current version of the game.

Here’s the full message from executive producer Steve Ricossa:

Hello Planeswalkers,

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!


Steve Ricossa

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