A new massively-online roleplaying game based on the multiverse of the popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering is coming, and it's being developed by Cryptic Studios, the same company behind Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG and Neverwinter.
According to the press release, "the AAA RPG is currently being developed from the ground up for both PC and console."
Although Cryptic Studios hasn't revealed any gameplay details about the new MMORPG, their website revealed that players will play the role of a Planeswalker so it's likely that they will be able to traverse across Magic's multiverse.
Cryptic Studios CEO Stephen D'Angelo said of the announcement: "Everything from the graphics to the gameplay is being targeted for a truly unique AAA game. We're thrilled to provide Magic fans with an opportunity to explore the game's worlds and characters through an entirely new lens. Get ready to embark on a brand new journey."
David Schwartz, Wizards of the Coast Vice President of Digital Publishing, said,"This game is an exciting part of Wizards of the Coast's Magic Digital Next initiative to extend gameplay beyond the tabletop, and we're proud to work with the talented team at Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios to bring the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse to life."
Cryptic Studios is known for developing MMORPG games like Neverwinter, City of Heroes, Champions Online, and Star Trek Online. There's no word yet on what the MTG MMORPG will be called but Epicstream will update you more information about it.