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Wizards of the Coast Bringing Magic The Gathering to Xbox Live and PC

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2008 @ 3:58 p.m. PST

During its briefing at GDC Wizards of the Coast revealed that it plans to bring new iterations of its Magic: The Gathering collectible card franchise to Xbox Live and PC. While no specific details were provided one of the titles is currently under development at Stainless Games, the UK studio known for Carmageddon, while a second title is being prepped over at Mind Control Software, known for SOE's PSP strategy title Field Commander.

“We’re excited to bring the Magic brand to new platforms and give our fans new ways to experience this great property,” said Jared Gustafson, Brand Director for Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast. “It’s partnerships like these that will advance the strategy games category and transform it to meet the needs and desires of today’s digital gamers.”

Magic: The Gathering, introduced in 1993, is the premier and original trading card game that inspired an entirely new game genre. Combining the dynamics of a card game with the excitement of trading and collecting, Magic offers fun for casual play, as well as the option of highly competitive tournaments. Magic: The Gathering currently has a thriving online edition (Magic Online) made up of more than 350,000 active accounts. The game allows gamers to collect and trade virtual cards, build the perfect deck, get help from mentors, find opponents at all skill levels, and compete for prizes every day without ever leaving the comforts of home.

Specific details on the games Stainless Games and Mind Control will develop using the Magic: The Gathering IP will be announced at a later date.

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