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As of december 2017, a half-dozen video games are in development for Magic: the Gathering, as part of Chris Cocks' effort to continue the expansion of the intellectual property.[1][2] On January 23, 2018, WOTC filed two new trademarks: "Manastrike" and "Planesiege". Both trademarks specifically refer to electronic, online multiplayer gaming.[3]

Cryptic MMORPG[edit | edit source]

Development of a free-to-play Magic themed role-playing videogame was announced on June 7, 2017.[4]

The creation of the MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) is 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.[5] 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." [6]

Netmarble MOBA[edit | edit source]

On February 5, 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 2018.[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]

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