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As of December 2017, a half-dozen video games were in development for Magic: the Gathering, as part of Chris Cocks' effort to continue the expansion of the intellectual property.[1][2]

Cryptic ARPG[edit]

Main article: Magic: Legends
Development of a free-to-play Magic themed role-playing videogame was announced on June 7, 2017.[3]

Originally marketed as an MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game) it was to be a collaboration between Wizards of the Coast, Cryptic Studios and Perfect World. Cryptic Studios is an American video game developer specializing in massively multiplayer online role-playing games.[4] It is responsible for the major MMO hits Star Trek Online, Champions Online and Neverwinter (based on WotC-owned Dungeons & Dragons).

Experience stunning visuals and sound as we bring Magic to life in this next generation MMORPG. As a Planeswalker, you explore amazing worlds, combat powerful creatures, and meet the legendary beings that shape the fate of the multiverse.

Cryptic Studios CEO Stephen D'Angelo explained that his "intent is to go forward with a Magic game that is not about the card game. It's about jumping into the world and the fiction of Magic: The Gathering." [5]

The name of the game, Magic: Legends, was officially revealed on December 12, 2019, at The Game Awards, a year and a half after the game was announced to be in development.[6]

Netmarble MOBA[edit]

Main article: ManaStrike

On February 5, 2018, Wizards of the Coast and South Korean mobile phone giant Netmarble Games announced they were working on Project M, the codename for a new game for smartphones coming sometime in that year.[7] They are calling Project M a “multiplayer battling game” in which “players show off their creativity and strategy as they battle across the planes of the "Magic: The Gathering Multiverse", and “game avatars will be fully animated as they race across the battlefield to defeat their opponent.” The released video and images look like a multiplayer online battle arena, or MOBA.[8]

Netmarble Games is a game publishing company, which has mobile games including Seven Knights, Raven (Evilbane in the U.S.) and Everybody's Marble. Since 2015, the company has licensed Disney-owned properties to produce games such as Marvel: Future Fight (2015),[9]

Planesiege[edit]

On January 23, 2018, WOTC filed two new trademarks: "Manastrike" (later revealed to be the Netmarble game) and "Planesiege". The latter also specifically refers to electronic, online multiplayer gaming.[10]

Tuque Games[edit]

In October 2019, Wizards of the Coast acquired Montreal-based Tuque Games. Tuque had already been working on a game using Wizards' Dungeons & Dragons license and will continue to work on video games employing the tabletop gaming company's stable of brands.[11]

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