Just a few months after the Magic: Legends PC open beta launched, Cryptic Studios is shutting down its ARPG based on the multiverse of Magic: The Gathering.
Today, Magic: Legends Executive Producer Steve Ricossa announced the news on the game's official website. "It is with heavy hearts that we announce Magic: Legends will be shutting down on October 31, 2021," Ricossa said. "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."
"Our vision for Magic: Legends missed the mark, but we are proud of what we achieved," he added.
Since Magic: Legends PC open beta launched last March, the game received a lot of negative feedback, including Day9's 0 out of 10 rating, so the news of the ARPG shutting down was expected. I just didn't expect it to happen this soon. It's sad that the game won't even see a full launch. I played the game once after open beta launched, even streamed it live, and I never touched it again because it's just not fun. If they made an MMORPG set in even just one fully-developed plane of the Magic Multiverse, that would have been more epic than this garbage full of bugs.
The official description of Magic: Legends reads:
An ancient force moves in the darkness, requiring adventurers to traverse various planes of the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse and gather the power needed to fight this evil. Developed by Cryptic Studios and published by Perfect World Entertainment, players will choose their path through the planes while collecting and upgrading a multitude of spells to create a powerful spell library. Players control the chaos of spell-slinging combat as they fight to save the Multiverse from its greatest threats yet
Magic: Legends open beta is available to play on the PC now, but it's expected to shut down on October 23.