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.
Magic: Legends open beta is available to play on the PC now, but it's expected to shut down on October 23.