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Action RPG Magic: Legends is to shut down on October 31, publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios have announced.
A statement on the game’s official website by Cryptic’s Steve Ricossa explained the decision. “Our vision for Magic: Legends missed the mark, but we are proud of what we achieved. Thanks to Wizards of the Coast, we got to bring the expansive Magic: The Gathering Multiverse to a wide audience and explore new angles within the established ARPG genre. We learned several valuable lessons along the way, and we will use them to improve Cryptic’s future development efforts.”
Any players who had already spent-money in game during the Open Beta will be refunded, and servers will remain open until closing day. However, the game’s in-game shop will no longer accept real currency and all purchases will require Aether, the in-game currency.
Magic: Legends was first announced in January of last year, and was an action RPG set in the universe of Magic: The Gathering. Though it intended to launch on Xbox and PlayStation as well as PC, it never actually made further than an Open Beta phase on PC back in March of this year.
Ricossa concluded “We’d like to thank all of the players who explored the Multiverse with us and provided feedback during the Alpha and Beta testing phases. We couldn’t have gotten this far without you!” You can check a trailer for the game below.