Wizards of the Coast, the Creative Publishing House Of Magic: The Gathering that also holds the rights to the dungeons and Dragons franchise, has announced the opening of a new studio that will develop new games outside of its two most famous successful IPs.
Wizards of the Coast, the actor of Magic and Dungeons and Dragons, announce the opening of a studio for the development of new games
The new studio will be based in Austin, Texas, and will be headed by James Ohlen, a veteran of video game development with over 20 years of experience.
Ohlen was among the authors of Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights, The Famous video games of the 90s set in the fictional universe Forgotten Realms of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.
During his ten-year career as a game developer at BioWare, prior to his downgrade in 2018, Ohlen made his fundamental contribution to the creation of other famous role-playing games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Dragon Age: Origins.
Despite his resume talking basically about RPG, Coast Wizards confirmed that the firm will focus on titles that will have nothing to do with Magic and D & D, as confirmed by CEO Chris Cocks:
The games and exhibitions produced by the team will be independent of the current universes.
Our first step is to build a franchise during, such as Magic and D & D, and we will identify the right platforms for this new world to be at its best in the years to come.
Wizards of the Coast announced that Magic: The Gathering Arena’s Open Beta ended successfully, with over a billion games played, doubling Magic’s audience and expanding its Esport program with Mythic Championship events, as well as adding new formats, card sets, events, and special rewards to the game.
With the arrival of the Eldraine Throne expansion today on MTG Arena, players can enter a new world where the Grimm Brothers ‘ Fables and Arthurian legends collide to give life to Incredible Adventures. The update adds so many new content to one of the most extensive card collections and formats in the genre of collectible card games, which will be under the eyes of everyone during the temporary event play any deck / win any card.
ELDRAINE’S throne – the brand new Magic: The Gathering card set will be available today with the official launch of the game, and will bring with it a fresh start to the Standard format.
Special in-GAME events-the event plays any deck / win any card gives players the opportunity to use any deck in Standard, and the opportunity to win any card in format!
Rich GAMEPLAY and deep strategy – the game that created the genre, with the widest collection of cards and formats in the world of trading card games.
Mastery PASS-a brand new Mastery Pass will start with the throne of Eldraine! Earn XP by playing and get special rewards by leveling up.
Launch rewards-Open Beta participants who access the game after the September 26 spin will receive rewards to thank them.
Developed by Wizards of the coast’s Digital Games Studio, Magic: The Gathering Arena brings the strategy and deep gameplay of the famous board game to PC. In Magic: The Gathering Arena players can dive directly into the competitive mode using pre-built decks earned in the tutorial for new players, and customize their decks with cards that are part of one of the largest collections in the Digital Trading Card game landscape.